Different on Purpose

Eastlake High School is not like other high schools. In fact, we’ve designed our school to be different. If you've come to our website, chances are you are looking for another option for your education. Whether it’s because school is too hard or too easy, too rigid or not supportive enough, you are undoubtedly seeking an alternative to the traditional path to a high school diploma. Here are 3 ways we’ve designed Eastlake High School to be different, on purpose.

100% Flexible Scheduling

8 a.m.-3 p.m. just doesn’t work for everyone. We know that one-size-does-not-fit-all. Whether you are a working student, prefer your early morning beauty sleep, or just do your best learning at night in front of your computer, Eastlake High School offers flexible scheduling to meet your needs. 

 1 Student and 2 Eastlake High School staff members stand together in a classroom doorway. They are smiling under masks and holding up peace fingers.

As an Eastlake student, you can tackle classwork wherever you are, whenever you can. We offer in-person and hybrid options to meet your needs. Working students love our flexible schedule and after-hours tutor available 3x per week for 3 hours each night. 

Want to work faster and complete your diploma sooner? No problem. We offer year round enrollment and summer learning opportunities. Our flexibility gives you the ability to adjust to whatever life throws your way, meaning more control over the when and where of your learning. 

Personalized Learning

When you enroll at Eastlake, we begin uncovering all the ways you learn best. We work together to identify your strengths and goals, your challenges and dreams. We go beyond your transcripts by listening to you–after all, you are the expert on you.

Together, we create a personalized learning plan that supports your goals and learning style. Whether you have an IEP or want to work faster than traditional school allows, we’ll create a flexible educational plan that will work around your changing schedule each semester.

EHS is a risk-free educational journey. You are safe and supported to try new things here. If you try a schedule that doesn’t work, you can change at any time.


We are proud of our judgment-free, caring community. Our intentionally small school means that no one slips through the cracks. Eastlake teachers care about you – your needs, your challenges, and your goals. We are here to support you on your way to graduation.

 Ten Eastlake High School teachers place their hands together in a circle in a show of teamwork

We build a community around our students that supports lasting friendships and lifelong skills. From after-school clubs to eSports, we offer a little of everything to help you get the most of your high school experience.

Our small class sizes, attentive staff, and focus on mental health mean that you will be supported every step of the way. We know our students have faced adversity; that’s why we have a system of safety nets to help catch you when you need a hand. Our community and Family Advocacy Program are here to guide you toward your bright future. 

Whether you are looking for credits to get that diploma or are ready to jump into college courses, we are here to help you catch up and get ahead. If this sounds like you, and you’re ready to make the best decision of your life, get started for Fall 2022. It’s really that easy. 

About Eastlake High School

Eastlake High School is an alternative, tuition-free public high school launched in 2004 as an answer to the growing number of students seeking options on the path to a diploma. Our highly qualified staff meets students where they are, with flexible scheduling and custom-built academic programs. Community, personalized learning and unwavering support are the heart of our mission. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we enroll 9th-12th grade students year-round. Join us–We’re different on purpose.