Background Check Services
Our background check services are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY by calling 440-350-2563 x 788; appointment hours are Monday -Thursday 9:15 AM to 1:15 PM. Everyone must stay in their vehicle and call 440-350-2563 x788 upon arrival. All visitors who wish to enter our building must wear a mask. Please continue to check our website for updates. Thank you! 
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The Lake Academy Alternative School

The Lake Academy (TLA) was established to assist students in grades 7-12 who have not achieved academic success in a traditional setting. While students may continue to participate in their home school district’s activities, at TLA alternative approaches to guidance, discipline, and academics are utilized to provide an individualized educational experience. Community support services, employment, and volunteer opportunities help our students accomplish realistic goals.


The Lake Academy’s mission is to provide students with positive social and academic life skills.  
  • Be Respectful and Kind
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Honest and Trustworthy
  • Learning is Essential
  • Live in the Present
  • Safety - Safe and Drug-Free School

At the heart of The Lake Academy’s educational philosophy is the importance of home, school, and community partnerships. Parents/guardians are crucial members of the educational team and their active participation in meetings and during intervention planning is sought on a consistent basis. Collaboration with community members and organizations provides The Lake Academy students with educational opportunities above and beyond those opportunities that can be provided within the classroom setting alone.

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Contact Information
Calhoun, Jerlisa
Principal at The Lake Academy
The Lake Academy
56 Hale Road
Painesville, OH, 44077 
The Lake Academy is located in the Riverside Local School District.
Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve

8221 Auburn Road, Concord Township, Ohio 44077
Phone: 440.350.2563
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