4 Ways We Make High School Hassle-Free

3 sets of “twins” pose together during a spirit week activity at Eastlake High School. The pairs are dressed alike.

At Eastlake High School, we believe in making high school hassle-free. We know the students who come to us have faced challenges and adversity in their lives. They may have been lost in a large school or couldn’t find a path that fit their learning style. Maybe life got in the way of their plans. No matter the reason, here are 4 ways we remove barriers and pave the path to your diploma: 

1. 100% Fee-Free

Finances should never be a barrier to your education. Tuition, supplies, lunch, books and transportation at Eastlake High School are completely covered when you enroll. We also cover the costs of special programs such as the CNA licensure or our dual enrollment partnership with Pikes Peak State College.  We mean it when we say we are a tuition-free, fee-free high school.

2. Access for All

We know that a demanding schedule can get in the way of your dreams. Our programs are designed to support working students, single parents and even traditional students. We’ve created a system of safety nets designed to catch you when you need a lift, such as our Family Advocacy Program and our commitment to supporting mental health. 

If you are looking for work, we can help with your search, write a resume that will get you noticed and polish your interview skills. Need clothes for an interview? We’ve got you covered with our Community Closet so you can present your professional side. We also provide bus fare to get you to your interview. 

By providing credit for your job toward your high school requirements, we make it easier to go to school, work, and get credit for your real-world experience.

3. Learning Your Way

The first week that you enroll at Eastlake High School, you’ll meet with our caring staff to review your transcript and make a plan to get you on track to graduate. We’ll talk about your future goals, interests, any scheduling challenges we need to work around, and how you learn best. Everyone learns differently and our staff is skilled at helping students of all abilities and educational backgrounds thrive.

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.

Three staff members of Eastlake High School pose for a photo dressed as superheroes.

4. Caring School 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. EHS is a risk-free educational journey. You are safe and supported to try new things here.

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.

At Eastlake, instead of obstacles, you’ll find hope, options, community and people who genuinely care about you at our small, tuition free high school. We’ve designed our high school to be different, on purpose. Join in–we enroll year round. 


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.