Top 10 Reasons to Choose Eastlake High School

Looking for a few reasons why Eastlake may be a perfect fit for you? We’ve got you covered.  

Let’s break down the top 10 reasons choosing Eastlake for your high school experience may be the best decision you’ll ever make.

  1. Flexibility to Go Your Own Way

    We know you have a lot to juggle–school is just one of the things you are trying to balance and complete. We offer flexibility in the what, how and when of your education, meaning you can pick a path that suits your needs and your schedule. Worried about picking the wrong path? You can change that, too. This is education your way.
  2. Personalized Learning

The minute you walk through our doors, we begin getting to know you and your goals, dreams and challenges. Together, we design a high school education that supports your learning needs as you work towards your diploma. Everyone learns differently and our staff is skilled at helping you learn in a way that makes it lasting and real.

3 Eastlake High School students and a staff member work together on a collaborative drawing project.

  1. Graduate When You’re Ready

No need to wait until June. If you want to graduate early, mid-year or after you complete a few college courses, you can do that at Eastlake. We hold graduation ceremonies twice a year because we know how important that cap and gown photo is. 

  1. 100% Fee Free

Tuition, supplies, lunch, books and transportation at Eastlake High School are completely covered when you enroll. We do everything we can to remove financial barriers to your future, whether it’s clothing to attend an interview or food for your family.  We are here to help.

  1. Hybrid or In-Person Learning

When the pandemic hit, there was no need for us to pivot–we’ve been using online learning for years. We were already ahead of the curve with our hybrid courses by offering remote learning options. If your schedule is packed, we can work with you to learn on your time.

  1. Multiple Pathways to Your Diploma

We offer multiple pathways to graduation depending on your interests and goals. Our get-to-know-you process includes a career aptitude test, so we can help you identify your strengths. Whether you are interested in vocational training, joining the military or workforce after graduation or preparing for college entrance, we have something for everyone.

An Eastlake High teacher and two students smile for the camera while another student smiles through a laptop screen.

  1. Community is #1

Learning doesn’t happen alone. We pride ourselves on our inclusive and active community. We lean on each other, cheer each other on, and have fun together. Eastlake High School is much more than a school building–we consider ourselves a family. We think you’ll like it here, too.

  1. Small Classes and 1:1 Support

With our small class sizes, no one slips through the cracks. Guidance from a caring teacher or staff member is just a question away and our after-hours tutor, available 3x per week for 3 hours a night, is one of our most beloved and flexible features.  

  1. Get Credit for Your Work Experience

We believe in practical, hands-on, real world experience. That’s why we give you credit for 300 hours of work or volunteer experience towards your graduation requirements. Whether you come to us with a job already lined up, or we help you connect with a community agency to volunteer, you can use those hours to help you graduate.

  1. Unwavering Support

We’ve got your back. From help on an assignment to family support and tackling big questions, Eastlake’s dedicated staff is here to provide you with the resources and care to get you on the right path toward your bright future. 

Ready to get started? Click here to enroll at Eastlake High School for Fall ‘22. Still need more information? Call us at 719-300-8947, email us, or browse our website a bit. We want to help you take the next step toward your goals and dreams. 


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.