5 Big Benefits of Our Small High School

Eastlake High School is proof that great things really can come in small packages. We are your local, tuition-free small school that prioritizes all the things that matter in high school: caring community, flexible curriculum, and unwavering support. Here’s why we’re a small school with big opportunities: 

1. More Personalized Support

In a small school, the support you need is just a question away. With smaller class sizes than large district schools, Eastlake teachers and staff are able to personalize the support they offer, ensuring everyone gets what they need. Whether you need help in math or are struggling to balance a busy schedule, we can help you get on track toward your goals. 

2. Counseling & Life Services

We know that life can be “extra” sometimes. That’s why we offer wraparound services from our Family Advocate to support you as you navigate the ups and downs of life on the way to adulthood. We also offer access to free counseling with iMatter and a well stocked Food Pantry and Community Closet. We’re here for all of you.

The well stocked food pantry at Eastlake High School. There are multiple rows of shelves with food and other essential items.

3. Small is Safe

Each student who walks through our doors is known by name, making our school feel more like a family than an institution. We welcome all students to be a part of our inclusive and diverse community. Additionally, we’ve recently adopted a school-wide phone free policy that has made our learning environment distraction free and our community even stronger.

Three Eastlake High School students browse the racks of clothing and supplies at the school’s community closet.

4. Free Transportation

We don’t want access to safe and reliable transportation to come between you and school. For students without personal transportation, we offer free bus passes for Colorado Springs Transit Access or rides via HopSkipDrive for those students who reside outside the Metro bus system area. 

5. Build a Plan That Works for YOU

Few schools can offer the flexibility and options our small school can. From multiple options for your future to shorter school days and free, after-hours tutoring, we work with you to build a plan that will help you reach your goals and get to that cap and gown. 

Ready to take the plunge and see the difference a small high school can make for your education? Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is open now. As always, we’re 100% tuition and fee-free and can’t wait to meet you. 


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.