Frequently Asked Quesitons

What is Lake Erie International High School?

Lake Erie International High School is an AdvancED and Ohio Accredited high school, providing a nationally recognized high school diploma.  We are a technology-based program geared towards assisting students with flexible class scheduling and credit recovery options.


What time are classes?

Students have the option of attending two sessions. First session is from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. Second session is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


How old do I have to be to enroll?

You must be between the ages of 16 to 21 years old.


What do I need to enroll?

Students living with parent(s) must have proof of residence with a parent name and address of where the parent resides. Students declaring they are independent must have both proof of residence and proof of income. If you are under the age of 18 years old, you must have a parent or guardian present at the time of enrollment. You or your parent/guardian must complete an application and provide the following documents upon registering: Picture ID (for both parent and student), birth certificate, social security card, transcripts, immunizations, and proof of residency in the form of a utility bill, lease agreement or mortgage statement.


What if I cannot obtain my transcripts, can I still enroll?

Yes, you can still enroll. Our staff will contact your previous school in order to obtain those documents.


What do I do if I do not have a utility bill in my name?

You will need to complete a Residency Affidavit and have it notarized.


What if I have an IEP/ETR?

Lake Erie International High School provides Special Education services for all students that have an IEP/ETR. Our Special Education staff will evaluate your IEP/ETR and ensure compliance with Ohio Department of Education Special Education guidelines.


What if I think I need an IEP/ETR?

Lake Erie International High School Special Education staff has an Intervention Assistance Team that monitors struggling students so that interventions may be made to improve academic progress.


Is transportation provided?

Cleveland residents more than one mile from the school will be provided a bus card. All other students will be provided a 2-ride bus ticket. This will allow students transportation to and from school each day.


Do I have to live in Cleveland to attend Lake Erie International High School?

No, you do not. Lake Erie International High School is open to all students who match the age criteria.


How much is the tuition?

Lake Erie International High School is a tuition-free program.


What kind of classes do students take?

Lake Erie International High School follows the Ohio Department of Education Common Core Curriculum Standards of Ohio. In addition to core academic classes such as Math, English, Science, and Social Studies, we also offer physical education, health, business technology, and foreign language classes.


What if I miss school because of family/work reasons?

Having regular school attendance is important for the academic success of a student. Excessive absences interfere with the ability of a student to progress academically and obtain the skills and knowledge needed to graduate. HB 410 was passed in December 2016 by the Ohio General Assembly to encourage and support a preventative approach to excessive absences and truancy. Lake Erie International High School will partner with students and their families to reduce barriers preventing them from attending school. These strategies include, but are not limited to:

  • Notification of student absence to the parent or guardian
  • Development and implementation of an absence intervention plan, which may include supportive services for students and families
  • Counseling
  • Parent education and parenting programs
  • Mediation
  • Intervention programs available through juvenile authorities
  • Referral for truancy, if applicable


What do I need to graduate?

Graduation requirements are based upon what year you began the 9th grade.  The Assistant Director will meet with each student individually to determine which Common Core Curriculum guidelines they fall under.

  • Ohio State Tests - earn 18 points on seven end of course exams
  • Industry Credential and Workforce Readiness - earn a minimum of 12 points by receiving a recognized credential and the required passing score on WorkKeys
  • College and Career Readiness Tests - earn remediation-free scores in mathematics and English Language Arts on the ACT


Are there graduation ceremonies?

Yes. Lake Erie International High School hosts graduation every year in June.


Can I earn credit for working?

Yes. You can earn some elective credits for working or volunteering. You must meet with the Vocational Specialist in order to obtain the required documents.


Do you provide minor students with work permits?

Yes, Lake Erie International High School does provide working minor students with their work permits.


What if English is my second language?

Lake Erie International High School provides Limited English Proficiency (LEP) services to all English as a Second Language students enrolled, regardless of home language.