Campus International is a public school that is part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and admission is free and open to all Cleveland residents.Students may apply for admission via the CMSD School Choice Portal at ChooseCMSD.org. The lottery window for the 2018-19 school year is now open (through March 9th)!As a lottery school, we emphasize student choice from the very beginning of your Campus International experience. Research shows that student engagement increases as students take more and more control over their learning experiences. So we continue to emphasize choice for our students up until the moment they graduate. Whether it is the seemingly mundane choices of what to eat for lunch or what books to read over the summer, or the fateful choices of what world language to take or what topic to choose for your individually designed Extended Essay, you will find that at Campus International, we ask our students to be fully engaged with their school experience and to make thoughtful decisions about what choices to make and where they might lead.Our students come to us from many different middle and elementary school experiences, and their varying experiences mean that they may start in different places when they get to 9th grade. But at Campus International, we remain committed to preparing each of our students for college and beyond with a standard set of experiences, so no matter where you are starting, Campus International graduates are guaranteed to have a résumé filled with international, linguistic, and traditional academic experiences that show them to be ready for the constantly changing 21st century world.
Campus International is an International Baccalaureate Candidate School, and as such, our academic program reflects the requirements of this globally recognized and highly rigorous program. Students take courses in six different subject areas throughout their four years of high school, culminating in advanced courses during the 11th and 12th grade year. This program includes four years of world language study (students may choose between Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese).
In addition, all students at Campus International take a progression of courses known as IB Core, which includes major projects in the 9th (Community Project) and 10th grade (Personal Project) that ask students to engage in the subjects they are most passionate in as active researchers and citizens of the local community and the world. In 11th and 12th grade, the IB Core course supports students in researching and writing a self-directed and inquiry-based extended essay of 15 pages, culminating in a formal presentation during the senior year. The IB Core course also includes curricula to support college and career readiness, literacy, and social-emotional learning.
Students at Campus International, like all other public schools in Ohio, are required to take four years of math and English / Language Arts, three years of science and social studies, and one year of fine arts.