Don’t Drop Out - Drop IN

Maybe you’ve missed a bunch of school. 

Or you need credits to graduate. 

Or life has gotten busy and you can’t make a traditional 8-3 school schedule work. 

Or your current school just isn’t working out.

Whatever your reason for thinking that dropping out is the only option for you, we want to offer you another option. Drop IN with us—we want to help you graduate!

A diploma opens doors to future career options, higher pay and increases the chance you’ll get hired for the right job. Even if the path to your diploma hasn’t been easy, we know how to take bumps out of the road for you. Eastlake High School has helped hundreds of students just like you make it to the finish line.

An Eastlake High School student smiles while showing the pumpkin she decorated

We Meet You Where You Are

We have good news for you—your past doesn’t define you and your future can start today.  

When you enroll at Eastlake, we begin to get to know you. We’ll look at the whole you, not just transcripts or test scores, in order to pinpoint your strengths and goals. We’ll assess what you need and together, we’ll make a personalized plan to get you the classes you need and the schedule that works for you. 

Along the way, you’ll meet people who care about you and support you. You may join a club or play sports. Maybe you’ll find a new passion in an elective you never considered before. We’ll help you find your way in our small, student-centered school. 

We’re Flexible

Unlike other high schools, Eastlake High School enrolls throughout the year, giving you the power to make the change you need for the life you want – even if you’ve already enrolled somewhere else. It’s never too late to join us, but the sooner you start, the sooner you are on your way. 

We’ll work with your schedule, whether you need to work during the day and study at night or you prefer to earn most of your credits over the summer. Our after-hours tutor, 3x per week for 3 hours a night makes it easy to get support when you need it most. 

And graduation? As soon as you earn your last credit, that diploma is yours. No need to wait until the end of spring semester. You earn the same diploma that you would get from a traditional high school, but at Eastlake you can graduate and start the next chapter of your life when you want. We are on your schedule.

Eastlake High School students play games together outdoors. An Eastlake teacher watches a game of badminton.

We Care


We have an advantage that large schools don’t have—small classes, 1:1 support and the ability to get to know each of our students individually. We repeatedly hear from our students that they feel like family here—even if you do most of your classwork outside of regular school hours, we make sure to help you feel included and welcomed into our community through clubs, sports and extracurricular activities.  

We want you to find your home with us—a group of caring teachers and students who rally around you and your future. 

You can recover credits, make up missing work, re-establish your graduation goals, and STILL graduate on time. It’s all possible – and it’s 100% fee free! Ready to start? Drop in any time—Let’s make it happen, together. 


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.