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Serving over 1,500 high school students across Bay Village, Lakewood, Rocky River and Westlake school districts, West Shore Career-Technical District provides relevant, real-world academic and technical experience preparing students for further education, professional programs, and/or immediate employment. 

Want to learn more about West Shore? Start with this video:

West Shore Career-Technical District – How does it work?

West Shore offers two-year programs beginning in the 11th grade*. The 10th grade year is the time students apply to enter a program for their 11th and 12th grade years.  Interested students apply online HERE.  Space is limited in each program and all programs are in high demand.  Students are admitted on a first-come, first-qualified basis.  It is highly recommended to apply early so not to be closed out of a program. 

Students attend West Shore classes at Lakewood High School.  Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake students ride a school bus to/from Lakewood High from their home high school or drive individually after completing the necessary paperwork.  The bus schedule brings the students to Lakewood High for four periods.  If the West Shore program is less than four periods, students can enroll in Lakewood High courses during their free period(s).

* There are two exceptions to the two-year programs:
Engineering Technology (Project Lead the Way) - Lakewood students are able to begin Project Lead the Way in their freshman year taking one or two classes per year.
Electronic Engineering Technology - Lakewood students are able to begin Electronic Technology in their sophomore year taking Pre-Engineering Technologies. 

What programs does West Shore offer?

For specific program information, click on the links above.

I’m interested in a West Shore program, now what?

For Lakewood Students
10th grade students at Lakewood High School attend the West Shore Sophomore Assembly in December. Students are then given the opportunity to shadow program teachers, tour the classrooms and ask questions. The application process begins immediately following.

For Bay Village, Rocky River, and Westlake Students
The West Shore application process for Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake 10th grade students begins in January when West Shore visits each school. Interested students are then provided the opportunity to visit West Shore Career-Tech for a hands-on shadowing day. The application process begins immediately following this event.  

March 1 – Deadline for West Shore applications from Bay Village, Rocky River, and Westlake High Schools for enrollment in the following school year.


2024-25 West Shore Career-Technical Course Guide - Programs & Electives

West Shore Elective Courses
Students from Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake High Schools attend West Shore for a 4-period block.  If your program is fewer than 4 periods, you may select elective course(s) for the remainder of your time. Please complete the the Elective Request form HERE and submit it to your home school counselor.

Questions? Please contact the West Shore office at 216-529-4163.

West Shore Non-Discrimination Disclaimer
The West Shore Career-Technical District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Lakewood City Schools 13701 Lake Road Lakewood, OH 44107; Section 504: Lisa Bruening, Director of Student Services, Phone:  216-529-4213; Title IX: Jeff Schlade, Director of Human Resources, Phone:  216-529-4215.