Why Enroll in a Charter School in Colorado Springs?

Eastlake High School building from the outside with their sign that says, “Reaching New Heights,” in Colorado Springs.

Are you feeling overwhelmed with decisions about high school? You’re not alone. While looking into public district and charter schools, you’re probably considering a digital scratchpad full of criteria, including flexibility, credit recovery, curriculum, available tutors, potential hidden costs, campus culture, and after-school programs. That’s a lot! Let’s bust some myths about charter schools and welcome you to our tuition-free, fee-free, high school for 9th-12th grade students in Colorado Springs at Eastlake High School (Eastlake). We’re different on purpose.

What is a Charter School? 

A charter school is a publicly funded, independently operated public school. Unlike traditional public schools, charter schools are typically established by a team of educators and parents who identify a need in the community and create a new school to address it. Eastlake answered the call to a different kind of high school education. We enroll year-round to catch every at-promise student needing alternative pathways, flexibility, dropout prevention, vocational training and college preparation.

How Charter Schools Stand Out

Charter schools prioritize the unique requirements of each student, often providing personalized academic programs or distinctive features. These schools thrive with an administration that works tirelessly to constantly evolve the school to meet the unique needs of its community. Charter schools attract highly qualified teachers enticed by the opportunity to teach with greater creativity and less restriction or alongside colleagues who share their passion and vision.

Eastlake offers a different approach to high school that traditional schools can’t: 

  • Fee free
  • Shorter school days
  • Flexible schedule
  • Two graduations a year
  • Personalized learning
  • Online & In-Person classes
  • Community Service-based learning
  • Unique electives like Lord of the Rings class 
  • Counseling programs
  • Family Advocate
  • Restorative Practices Support Services
  • Online tutor
  • Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Coordinator
  • Inclusive campus community
  • Free bus passes for students in good standing
  • Year-round enrollment

One-size-does-not-fit-all at our student-centered high school. We meet you where you are and customize your personal learning path toward your goals, like earning your diploma while working to support your family, getting into college, discovering your trade, or joining the military. Our inclusive community is our greatest asset and we can’t wait to see your version of success.

How Do I Enroll in a Charter School? 

Enrolling at our tuition-free charter school is easy: 

  1. Visit our Enroll Today webpage
  2. Complete the Enrollment Request form
  3. Call us at (719) 300-8947 to schedule a tour
  4. Complete the enrollment packet provided
  5. Provide/release a copy of your transcript
  6. Receive your start date to begin the journey to your new, bright future!

If you’re still not sure that our student-centered school fits into your life, we highly recommend you visit us and see for yourself. You’ll get a feel for our supportive culture and dedicated staff who ensure no one slips through the cracks. We look forward to helping you thrive. Enroll in our tuition-free fee-free school today!

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.