“We served 395,000 students in 2020, more than double our 2019 reach. It’s a testament not only to our employees’ commitment to our mission to help level the educational playing field, but also to Louisiana’s unique ability to nurture and support growing technology startups,” said Craig Gehring, MasteryPrep Founder & CEO. “This year, as our school partners struggled to educate students through the pandemic, MasteryPrep was challenged like never before. It was the resilience of our Louisiana team combined with the success of our new learning platform (made possible in large part by LED and the Angel Investment and Digital Media Tax Credit programs) that allowed us to pivot and meet our partners’ virtual learning needs.”
Founded in 2012, Baton Rouge-based MasteryPrep provides mastery-based college readiness services and resources, such as for the ACT and SAT, to more than 2,000 schools and districts in 27 states. In addition, MasteryPrep has helped more than 500,000 low-income students prepare for the ACT and SAT at no cost to students.