The School of One High School

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Welcome to The School of One

  • The 2022-23 school year started for our scholars on Monday, August 8th. Students must be in attendance IN PERSON at their So1 site 5 days a week or they risk being withdrawn from our school. If you are interested in working from home, CMSD offers two schools that are remote learning. 

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    The health and safety of our school community is important to everyone. In partnership with the City of Cleveland Department of Health, we encourage you to monitor your child(ren) and members of your household for possible symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms may include:

    ● Fever or chills ● Headache ● Cough ● Loss of taste or smell ● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing ● Sore throat ● Fatigue ● Congestion or runny nose ● Muscle or body aches ● Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

     If you or your child(ren) experience any of these symptoms, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider to be tested. If your child(ren) or another member in your household tests positive, please call our CMSD COVID hotline at 216-838-9355 or email

    We all have a role to play in staying healthy. As a reminder, wash your hands often, keep a distance of 3-6 feet between yourself and others whenever possible, clean commonly touched surfaces daily, wear a mask when outside or in any group setting and cover your cough and sneeze. Don’t forget, vaccinations are one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe.

    The School of One July 2022 Newsletter

    The School of One June 2022 Newsletter


    The School of One Young Parents Program Newsletter

    The School of One Virtual Open House September 22, 2021

    The School of One is dedicated to producing successful graduates by offering students a differentiated, individualized digital online educational experience embedded with both the academic and social and emotional services needed to be college and career ready in the 21st Century.

    To help students who seek an individualized approach to graduation in a nontraditional classroom setting, the staff at the School of One works collaboratively with each student to identify academic needs, areas of interests and personal barriers and strives to eliminate them. Teachers and students collaborate to develop a new path to academic, personal and social and emotional success.

    The School of One operates as one collective high school. However, our student population is distributed amongst 9 sites located around Cleveland. This allows students to attend the site closest to where they live. Students are welcome to attend any of our 9 sites and can transfer to another site if needed. Each site consists of a single classroom within the main building and has a School of One teacher and paraprofessional, as well as support staff. Those locations are: Collinwoood, East Tech, Glenville, John Adams, Bard Early College, and James Ford Rhodes High Schools. Our Main Office is located inside Bard Early College (13501 Terminal Ave, Room 103, Cleveland) and our Lincoln-West site is not located inside City Life Center (3340 Trowbridge Ave, Cleveland)

    We are fortunate to have recently opened 2 more innovative sites. These sites are similar to our others in that they have rolling applications, small classroom sizes, and computerized learning.  However, each one has a specialized focus on meeting the needs of the students who attend there.  Our 8th site is located at MCPc (4371 Pearl Rd, Cleveland).. Students at this site have the opportunity to learn about rowing and sailing  and also have an opportunity for employment at MCPc, in addition to their core academics.  Our most recent site, new this school year, is located at the new and improved LGBT Community Center in Gordon Square.  This site will be fully integrated with the Center's QYou program in addition to providing students with their core academics.

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The School of One High School


    Main office:
    Located inside Bard Early College
    13501 Terminal Ave, Room 103
    Cleveland OH 44111
    216-838-8850: Phone
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Hours
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    Principal Administrator: Wayne Marok
    Principal: Maryum Sims
    Chief Secretary: Justine Lance

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    Network Leader:
    Erin Frew

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  •  Summer Learning Experience

    Get ready for another amazing summer!

    The CMSD Summer Learning Experience is back for another year with something for rising kindergarten through 12th grade scholars. The program will be held at more than 25 school sites throughout the city.

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  •  Get More Opportunities Fund

    Your help is needed spending MacKenzie Scott's gift to CMSD

    All CMSD scholars, educators, CMSD parents and caregivers are invited to share their ideas on how the funding can be creatively used. If you have a vision of how the educational experience of a school, building, department, or division can be advanced, you are encouraged to share your idea.

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  •  2023-24 Calendar

    Feedback sought on 2023-24 Calendar

    CMSD is requesting your help in finalizing our 2023-2024 School Year Calendar!

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  •  Online Tutor

    CMSD Now Offers Free Online Tutors

    Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can receive live online tutoring from CMSD teachers in reading and English Language Arts, math, science and social studies from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Additionally, tutoring will be available to students in 6th through 12th grades 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through TutorMe.

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