Cleveland High School is an Option School, which means any interested student in grades 9-12 can apply. To facilitate a learning environment where every student is known by the adults in that building, each academy will create its own unique culture and identity. Students in each academy will take most of their core-content classes within their own academy. Classes for SOLS and SOED academies will largely be housed in separate buildings. Students in the two academies will come together for elective classes, such as art, world languages, music, and Physical Education; for sports and extracurricular activities. All students will use the Cleveland gym, cafeteria and the commons.