Winter 2020 Graduate at North Shore High School

North Shore High School Celebrates 2023 Commencement Ceremony with Over 50 Graduates

[Cleveland, Ohio] – North Shore High School, a Cleveland area high school dedicated to providing second chances and academic support, proudly announces the graduation of 52 determined students. The commencement ceremony, held on June 1st, 2023, marked a significant milestone in the lives of these graduates, as they overcame challenges and obstacles to earn their high school diplomas. Over 60% of the students maintained employment while completing their diploma with North Shore High School.The school awarded diplomas to 11 students who are new parents. Despite these challenges, these graduates have demonstrated extraordinary strength, courage, and tenacity to reach this pivotal moment in their lives.

“Our students have exhibited exceptional dedication, showing a commitment to overcoming adversity and turning their lives around. Through hard work, perseverance, and the unwavering support of their teachers and mentors, they have successfully completed the program and are now prepared for the next chapter of their lives.” Jordon Sampson - Superintendent 

The graduates of North Shore High School have big post-secondary aspirations with over 50% of graduates planning to pursue a post-secondary education. 27 students in the class of 2023 were awarded a state recognized industry credential along with their diploma. A number of graduates completed the STNA certification program at North Shore High School which has equipped the students with the knowledge and practical skills required for entry-level positions in healthcare.

"North Shore High School has inspired me to be a leader. It has also prepared me for future obstacles as well as the obstacles that may present themselves throughout my life. Being at North Shore High School changed my point of view on so many different goals." Tahauna Garel - Graduate Ms. Garel is now preparing for a future in cosmetology and then eventually furthering her STNA license by going to college to be an RN. 

As these 50+ graduates embark on the next phase of their lives, North Shore High School extends its heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for a bright future. The impact of their accomplishments will undoubtedly ripple through their communities, serving as an inspiration to others facing similar challenges.

For more information about North Shore High School and its initiatives to support students' educational journeys, please contact:

Jordan Sampson


(216) 862-9719

[email protected] 

About North Shore High School:

North Shore High School, with campuses in Garfield Heights, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio is a community school that offers a specialized and tailored curriculum designed to reengage students who have previously left the traditional education system. The school differs from other charter schools with a focus on individualized attention, comprehensive academic support, and personal growth, the program empowers students to regain control of their educational journey and achieve their dreams. The school offers both traditional and alternative pathways to graduation that help every student graduate on-time. The school is enrolling now for the 2023-2024 school year.