Resources For Current Parents & Families

Washington, D.C., Virtual Field Trip

Washington, D.C., Virtual Field Trip

CLA 8th graders take a class trip to Washington, D.C., every year. Because they weren’t able to go this year, our staff created a virtual trip with highlights of our capital. Click HERE and enjoy!

Past Updates & Announcements


CLA Families—We have a lot of upcoming exciting events, please review the dates below!   Tuesday, October 22:  PAC Meeting and Elections at 5:30 p.m. Students whose parents come will be issued a dress down pass for November 1.   Monday, October 21 – Wednesday, October 23:  Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair will be…

CLA PAC Update – 10/17

Dear CLA Families,   On Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 we will be holding our October PAC Meeting. During this meeting, we will be voting on all positions for the year; please find the positions and descriptions on the back of this letter. The expectations for all PAC elected members are listed below: Must be…

CLA2HS September Reflection Letter

  Dear CLA Families of Eighth Graders,   Although you will get most weekly updates from Ms. Gruhin, this week I feel compelled to send my reflections about the Breakthrough High School Fair last week.   First, much thanks goes to Cassie Seiter, our high school transition advisor, and to Cynthia Tancer, our board chair, for…

After-School Care Information

Families, In the link below, you will find information regarding our after-care program for the 2013-2014 school year. You can either download and print the application or visit CLA and complete an application on site. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 216-229-8185. Citizens Leadership Academy Find information for the after-care…

Watch '13 CLA Celebration of Learning Video

CLA Staff to Explore Chile

Three Citizens Leadership Academy staff members have been granted an exciting opportunity to visit Chile.  The grant, provided by our partners at Expeditionary Learning, allows participating EL teachers to travel abroad and gain valuable educational experience to share in their classrooms.  Please follow the progress of their trip at CLA Travels to Chile.  

Students Explore Veteran's Experiences – Update

At CLA’s 5/17/13 Friday celebration, 7th grade students shared the final piece of their Veteran’s book project with our participating veterans.  To enjoy the Plain Dealer article detailing the experience, click here. For a PDF version of this story, please email Citizens Leadership Academy at    

The Plain Dealer Highlighting A CLA Partner

CLA’s long relationship with Young Audiences has provided a chance for artists to showcase their skills and develop student creativity in dance, drumming, comic book drawing and manyother fields.  View The Plain Dealer’s article here, YA celebrates 60 years, outlining Young Audience’s presence at Citizens Leadership Academy

What a Day of Service Looks Like at CLA

Dear CLA Family,   As you may know, Citizens Leadership Academy honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this past Monday with a day full of meaningful service. This year CLA partnered with various organizations including Hands-On Northeast Ohio, City Year Cleveland, The Cleveland Indians, The Cleveland Cavaliers, Radio One Cleveland, The Lonnie Burten Recreational Center,…