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  • CLA enjoyed a very special visit from Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock 9.
  • CLA Students and Families write cocoa cards to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. A total of 530 handwritten notes were sent along with our supplies to show support to our soldiers.
  • CLA students build toiletry kits for returning veterans. At the end of our day of service, CLA built 515 kits distributed to 5 veterans associations, including: VA Hospital, National Guard, Veterans Service Commission, Veterans Domiciliary and Homeless Stand Down.
  • CLA students visit the Cleveland Clinic farmers market to study locally grown food and support their readings of the novel Seedfolks.
  • CLA Environmental Stewards launched their study into the waste generated by our school and they will usher in new school-wide protocols to reduce our waste!
  • The vegetables of our labor are enjoyed in the courtyard with our community partner Bon Appetit and their delicious recipes.
  • CLA scholars bring the classroom to the Cleveland Art Museum; connecting classroom knowledge with hands on experience.
  • CLA students enjoy an expedition to Rocky River Reservation.
  • CLA scholars on an expeditionary train ride, exploring historic stops on the Underground Railroad in Ohio.
  • CLA students listening to the Conductor during an Expeditionary Learning trip to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
  • CLA Students practicing their drumming skills with Sogbety Diomande and Young Audiences.
  • Citizens Leadership Academy students unveil the mural they designed with visiting artists

Welcome to Citizens Leadership Academy

Citizens Leadership Academy is one of the highest-rated middle schools in Cleveland. CLA is the first Expeditionary Learning School in Northeast Ohio. CLA is also proud to be the first “Citizens” middle school, as one of the Breakthrough Schools in Cleveland. CLA continues Citizens Academy K-5′s highly successful, results-driven academic preparation for success in college and in life. Our school community opened its doors in August 2011 with 97 sixth graders and is now fully enrolled with grades 6-8.

Watch these short videos to learn more about Citizens Leadership Academy and our Expeditionary learning model!

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