5 Ways We Support Working Students

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Eastlake High School has been supporting working students for years. Our flexible schedules, meaningful 1:1 support, and ability to adjust to whatever life throws your way is something hundreds of students before you have come to rely on as they made their diploma-earning dreams come true. If work is a part of your reality, Eastlake is making it easier than ever to be a working student. Here’s how:

1. Work Hours = Credit Hours

Where else can you “double dip” your work hours for credit hours toward graduation? We know you are likely gaining valuable life experience at your job, so we’ve designed our program to include up to 300 work hours toward credit requirements. Go to school, work, get credit and never pay a penny at our tuition and fee-free school.  

2. Job Search & Interview Prep

Need help writing a resume? We’ve got you. Need the right clothes to wear to the interview? Browse our well-stocked Community Closet. We can also provide funds to cover your transportation to and from the interview. And once you’ve been hired, we continue to support you with job retention skills, as well as working with your employer to maintain a balance between work and school.

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3. Flexible School Days

We offer hybrid and in-person options for all of our students. 14-17 year old students attend school in the morning, while our 18-21 year old students attend in the afternoon. At Eastlake, you’ll be able to take a mix of in-person and fully online courses, allowing you to work and go to school on your schedule. 

4. After-Hours Tutoring

If you are working during the day but find yourself needing a little extra help on subjects, our after-hours tutor is available 3x per week for 3 hours per night. Never miss the help you need because you work.

5. Graduate When You’re Ready

Whether you want to take your time with classes or speed up your graduation timeline, we can help you create a plan that suits you. Take advantage of our nearly year-round school and early-start school year to get out into the workforce earlier, or spread out your classes so you have more working hours available. We’ll be here to help the whole way through.

Let us help make working and going to school a possibility for you. Enroll today to get started on your personalized plan. We’re 100% tuition and fee-free. 


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.