Academic Support Program



  • Provides on site, free academic support to all students.
  • Promotes academic success.
  • Provides a quiet setting for students to work on their academic studies.

After School Program: 3:00pm - 4:00 ~ Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the ELHS Media Center

Advanced Placement


We have Advanced Placement classroom experiences in:

Mathematics: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science
Social Studies: European History, World History, Psychology, U.S. History and Government & Politics
English: Literature, Language
Foreign Language: French or Spanish
Art: Art Portfolio
Music: Music Theory

We also offer advanced placement classes through the Michigan Virtual University:

Please visit the Michigan Virtual University web page at


Capital Area Career Center

Capital Area Career Center

The Capital Area Career Center offers 30 career and technical education programs. It is part of the Ingham Intermediate School District and is located in Mason, MI. Visit the website or call 517-244-1302 for specific program information. 

Programs offered by the Capital Area Career Center are competitive and require an application process for acceptance. The process for applying is outlined below.

Mr. Josh Barrons is the contact counselor for Career Center. Interested students may meet with him for more information. 

  • The Career Center presentation takes place at East Lansing High School in the fall of the student's sophomore year.
  • After the presentation, interested students sign up to make a program visit in November. Students wishing to apply to the Career Center are required to make this visit.
  • Applications are accepted after the program visit through January. An application is required to be considered for a Career Center program.
  • Students accepted in to a program will be notified in the spring. If a student is accepted, his/her counselor will make the necessary adjustment to their schedule.
  • Students attend the Career Center during their junior and possibly senior year.*

*Returning to a program during the senior year is based on performance during the junior year and availability.

The Early College at Lansing Community College

The Early College at Lansing Community College

The Early College at LCC offers up to an associate degree, tuition free, for students in participating high schools in the Ingham ISD service area who will be starting their junior year of high school. Enrolled students will attend class all day on LCC's main campus for grades 11-13 and will no longer attend high school.

Students are expected to complete the program in three years. After three years, they will have earned their high school diploma, up to sixty college credits, an associate degree, or a technical certification, tuition free. These credits are transferable to most Michigan and national colleges and universities.

The Early College at LCC will place an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) which could lead to many career paths. Careers in these areas have grown the most consistently over the last generation, and that is expected to continue. This is a rigorous program for motivated students.

For more about The Early College visit:

East Lansing High School School Profile

East Lansing High School School Profile

PDF DocumentELHS School Profile 20115-16


Post-Secondary Enrollment

Post-Secondary Enrollment

Program Prerequisites: Application deadline date: For first semester – August 30; For second semester January 10.  No applications will be processed after the start of any semester term.

  • The request must align with student’s EDP.
  • Student’s attendance must be compliant with the ELHS attendance policy.
  • PLAN/PSAT/MME/EXPLORE scores must be aligned with this request.
  • Student must be in good standing for graduation.
  • The student will provide a grade report from the secondary institution to the registrar if credit for the course is to be added to the transcript.

Recent legislation had amended the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) (Public Act 160 of 1966) and the Career and Technical Preparation Act (Public Act 258 of 2000) to expand dual enrollment options for high school students in the State of Michigan.  The language allows students to begin taking dual enrollment classes in 9th grade and to take up to 10 dual enrollment classes in grades 9-12.

1.  The student has achieved an adequate test score according to Matrix tables provided by MBE.

2.  The student must be enrolled in both the East Lansing School District and the post secondary institution during the regular academic year and may take up to 10 college courses to count for high school and postsecondary credit:

  • If 9th grader – 2 in first 3 years, 4 in senior year
  • If 10th grader – 2 in year, 4 in years 2 and 3
  • If 11th or 12th grader – not more than 6 per year

3.  The course at the post secondary institution must be a core academic course, foreign language, or computer science course.  Further, the course must not be offered by the district, or the Board of Education has determined that the course is not available to the student because of scheduling conflict beyond the student’s control.

The East Lansing School District will pay (to the post secondary institution) the lesser of the actual charge for tuition, mandatory course fees, materials fees, and registration fees - or - the state portion of the student’s foundation allowance adjusted to the proportion of the school year the student is attending the post secondary institution.

Please fill out the form below, in addition to the forms required by the institution, for Post Secondary enrollment. The attached form must be filled out by all students wishing to have a portion of their courses paid by the district.

Dual Enrollment Form 17-18 - REQUIRED FORM

LCC Forms for 14-15 year old students
LCC Forms for 16-17 year old students
LCC Billing Authorization - REQUIRED form

MSU Forms for all high school ages
MSU Billing Authorization - REQUIRED form



Online Learning

Online Learning

East Lansing Public Schools offers middle and high school students the opportunity to take online courses through a variety of providers. The application deadline is prior to the start of each semester. The completed application must be submitted to the school counselor. Once approved, all enrollments are handled through the ELHS Student Services office or the MMS school counselor. Course information for all virtual courses is available at:

NOTE: the student/family is responsible to provide full payment to ELPS for associated fees of a course that is dropped after the reimbursement date.  Classes will not be added or dropped after the first week.

Application Directions:

  1. Parent and student fill out boxes 1 and 2 of the Online Learning Application.
  2. Student returns the form to their counselor.
  3. Student makes an appointment with their counselor to discuss the appropriateness of the selected course.

Online Learning Application 2017-18

Additional Program Options

Additional Program Options

GATE Programs – CHAMP and ISHALL

ISHALL is designed for students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades who have achieved 520 – Critical Reading on the SAT, or 21 – English, no lower than 22 – Critical Reading on the ACT AND who, in addition, score well on qualifying diagnostic essay that gauges their readiness to undertake the challenging work of the course.  Two years of ISHALL coursework is equivalent to 4 credits of ELHS English credit and fulfills the MMC graduation requirements.

CHAMP is designed for students in 7th – 10th grades who: Score well on placement test taken online. Student will be eligible to take Placement test after the GATE Office has reviewed application and the student is assigned a MSU identification AND SAT minimum scores: Math 530 and Total (Math plus Critical Reading) 1010 OR ACT minimum scores: Math 21 and Composite 23.

Year 1 CHAMP coursework transfers 2 credits for ELHS Algebra I & Algebra II.  Year 2 of CHAMP coursework transfers 2 credits for ELHS Geometry & Pre-calculus.  A senior math course is still required to fulfill the MMC graduation requirements.

*The process for enrolling in CHAMP and ISHALL begins in middle school.

Update Your EDP

Update your EDP

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