Growing with the demand

. April 23, 2013.

Glass City Academy keeps moving forward
After six years in cramped quarters, Glass City Academy has moved into newly remodeled sprawling accommodations at 1000 Monroe St. between 10th and 11th streets.  Glass City is a local charter school designed for students ages 16-21 who want to complete 11th and 12th grades with a diploma (not a GED).  “It’s really designed as a second chance for young adults to finish high school,” said Chief Administrator Jan Pershing.  “They come because they want to,” she added.
Almost 200 students are currently enrolled and the larger facility will allow the school to accept many more students, as well as increase classes offered and eventually include a science lab.  Each student meets with the program director and develops their individualized graduation plan.  Technology requirements, service hours, research papers and a scientific research project are included in each student’s plan as well as core requirements.  Optional 80-hour internships can be coordinated with area businesses following completion of course work.  
According to Pershing, many of their graduates enter the military, attend college, or pursue post secondary training options.  Graduates leave with skills that make them more marketable in the workforce as well.  Time spent at the academy varies from student to student as they are all working towards their individual requirements and goals.

For more information on this wonderful opportunity that gives young adults a second chance, contact them directly at 419-720-6311 or visit their website at  With open enrollment, there’s no need to wait until fall to register.