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    School History, Demographics and Accreditation:

    Cleveland Early College High School, founded in 2002, is located on the John Hay Academic Campus. The school is in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and is designed as the premier high school which attracts college-bound, high-achieving students from across Cuyahoga County. 

    School Mission and Educational Philosophy

    Cleveland Early College High School is an academically rigorous, collaborative, nurturing, and globally minded learning institution that empowers scholars to take ownership of their learning experience, achieve at optimal levels and experience continued success in post-secondary education and beyond.  

    At Cleveland Early College High School, students learn in a high-achieving, rigorous college preparatory environment. Students are immersed in relevant and meaningful interdisciplinary learning experiences that foster 21st century skills that are sought after by businesses and universities alike. The curriculum at CECHS is enriched by a multitude of learning opportunities. Students may participate in post-secondary coursework concurrently with their high school classes through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program, High-Tech Academy, KAP classes through Kenyon College and the dual credit math class offered on campus through Kent State University. CECHS has earned an Excellent rating on the state report card and been named a School of Promise for 13 consecutive years. We were named a Needle in a Haystack School by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and have finished in the top three high schools in the state on the Ohio Graduation Test in 2012. In 2012, CECHS earned the highest Performance Index Score in the state on the Ohio Graduation Test. 


    Cleveland Early College High School - Grow. Thrive. Excel.

    Our Core Values:









    Community Involvement/Partnerships

    Tucker, Ellis, and West - 3R's program

    Northeast Ohio Medical Health Professions Affinity Community

    Cleveland Bar Association

    University Hospitals

    Kenyon College

    Kent State University

    Cleveland State University

    Cuyahoga Community College

    Cleveland Clinic

    CollegeNow of Greater Cleveland

    University Circle

    Parent Involvement

    Jupiter Grades Online Grading and Communication Software

    Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)


    Back to School Night

    Open House

    Parent Socials

    Family Engagement Sessions

    School Parent Organization

    School Newsletters

    Academic and Grade Level Nights

    College Readiness Nights

    Parent Workshops/Informative Sessions

    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Dean of Engagement and Student Support

    Family Ambassador

    Family Support Specialist

    Student Resources and Services

    Student Support Teams


    Family Support Specialist

    Bellefaire JCB Counseling Services

    Student Council


    Each student is equipped with a school administered laptop and each classroom is equipped with a CleverTouch system. In the Beta Room, a large, state-of-the-art Cisco telepresence unit permits students to participate in teleconnected learning opportunities.  Students can also learn through state-of-the-art, zero-lag time teleconferencing software.  Additionally, the school has been mapped for the metaverse, which allows students to participate in learning simulations. Students have access to both Mac and PC products, a student work center with computers and color printers, and a project room. 


    Cleveland Early College High School is an extremely safe environment in which students learn and thrive.  A zero-tolerance policy maintains an environment that is conducive to learning.  Dress code is required for all students attending CECHS.  The school maintains safety and evacuation plans as well.