New Parent Orientation

Written by CLA Admin. Posted in CLA News

June 18, 2015


Dear new CLA family,


We look forward to getting to know you and your scholar as we prepare for your first year at Citizens Leadership Academy.  For your next step during the summer, you need to sign up for a mandatory New Parent Orientation session.  Your choices for this are:

    • Thursday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 1, at 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m.


Please call Ms. Pratt at 216-229-8185 by June 30 to RSVP for one of these important sessions!  Also, be sure to bring your student’s immunization record to the Parent Orientation you select. Additionally, during this orientation, you will have the opportunity to purchase CLA polo shirts (part of the required uniform) for $7.25 each. We will also be distributing summer work for students to get them prepared to become a member of our community.


Just a few weeks ago we celebrated our second CLA eighth-grade graduation. It is with great pride that we share that, having completed three years of Citizens Leadership Academy middle school education, our CLA scholars matriculated to some of the most selective and prestigious high schools in the region: University School, Hawken, John Hay School of Science and Medicine, St. Edward High School, Beaumont, Benedictine, John Hay School of Architecture and Design, St. Martin de Porres, Montessori High School, and John Hay Early College, as well as high-performing and innovative CMSD schools including Mc2STEM School and the Cleveland Digital Arts Academy.  Many of our scholars earned scholarships to these schools, and these schools will help them earn scholarships to college! We will help coach your scholar to make an informed choice in terms of high-school selection, and we will help your whole family in the high-school preparation process starting early on in seventh grade.


Lastly, our CLA community garden is in full swing, and at parent orientation we will be offering some light refreshments made from our school-grown crops. We are looking forward to seeing you and your scholar over the next few weeks!




Shelly Saltzman           Sydney Gruhin       Ricardo Franklin

Head of School                                 Principal                                             Dean of Students


Summer Packets

Written by CLA Admin. Posted in CLA News

All rising 7th and 8th grade scholars are required to complete a math packet and read a novel (provided by CLA) and complete the associated packet for English. Students must complete the packets in their entirety (every question should be answered and every blank should be filled in, including the extended response and essays at the end). These packets are due on the first day of school as the first mastery grades in English and math class. Students who read the most do the best in all of their classes; accordingly, students should read every day of the summer. Please contact the office at 216-229-8185 or e-mail for questions about math or for questions about English. Have a wonderful summer!

Reading packet for rising 7th graders: Grade7SummerReadingPacket

Reading packet for rising 8th graders: Grade8SummerReadingPacket

Math packet for rising 7th graders:  STEM Summer Stretch 6B Packet

Math packet for rising 8th graders: STEM Summer Stretch 7B Packet