Solutions For Every Student

Who We Are

Promise Academy is a free, public high school conveniently located in downtown Cleveland, on the corner of East 13th Street and Payne Avenue. We provide a flexible approach to high school for students aged 15-21 who struggled in the traditional high school environment

What We Do

Promise Academy students have access to a flexible curriculum of electronic coursework combined with the guidance of fully licensed teachers. This approach is uniquely designed to help our students graduate.

How We Help

Whether you are just a couple of courses away from graduation or need a complete high school program, Promise Academy can help. We will meet you where you are and take you where you want to go.

Hear from our students.

My favorite thing about Promise Academy was that I could get my work done during school hours and continue to work towards graduation at home as well. Don’t wait ’til it’s too late!

Jeniah F., 2022 Graduate

I would recommend Promise Academy to other students becuase they help you out so much that it gives you the confidence to let you know you can do it.

Deshawn W., 2022 Graduate

The best thing about my time at Promise is coming to school expecting help from teachers and knowing I would get that from them. I would recommend Promise Academy to others because they give you a 1st and 2nd chance at a better education and a better chance at success.

Arionna J., 2022 Graduate

I would recommend Promise to other students because it’s a nice atmosphere with caring people to help guide you to graduation and college.

A. Hinton, 2022 Graduate

My favorite things about Promise Academy are they helped me graduate quickly, I had the freedom to work on what I wanted at school and at home. You can be yourself here and I was always treated with respect.

Leviticus W., 2023 Graduate

Promise Academy By The Numbers

Class size at Promise Academy is small. We max out at 12:1, but our daily average is usually lower than that.
On Average, high school graduates earn $775 more per month with a high school diploma vs GED according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Graduates, and counting! Will you be next?

Why Students Pick
Promise Academy

Reason 1

Promise Academy’s flexible pathways to graduation allows students to work at their own pace and progress through the coursework in ways that make sense to them.

Reason 2

Promise Academy provides needed help, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our caring teachers and staff will make sure that you make the progress you need. We are also ready to connect you with social services and support that you need outside of the school.

Reason 3

Regardless of your post-graduation plans, we have the program you need. College bound students can access the upper-level courses that most colleges require. Students wishing to enter the world of work will benefit from our industry credentials, graduation seals, and career-based programming.

Ready To Enroll?

Here’s what you can expect:

No tuition

Flexible pathways to graduation

Electronic courses, supported by licensed teachers

Small class sizes

Daily lunches

Credit recovery

Industry credentials

College Credit Plus

Not ready to enroll yet? You can request more information here.


Notice is hereby given that meetings of the Board of Directors of Promise Academy will take place at 1701 East 13th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates: July 25, 2023, September 26, 2023, October 24, 2023, November 28, 2023, January 23, 2024, March 26, 2024, April 23, 2024, and June 25, 2024; and at 5:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 22, 2023, February 27, 2024, and May 28, 2024. Please check the School’s website for potential updates to the meeting information or for changes to future meetings.

Promise Academy

1701 East 13th St
Cleveland, OH 44114


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