Resources For Current Parents & Families

2019 VILS Paperwork Packet

Week 6 Updates – iPad Roll out Specifics

Dear CLA families, Thank you for one of the strongest starts we have had to a school year. We made a number of changes with our expectations and students are meeting them. We also appreciate your patience while we fix the bugs with PowerSchool, we were told today that PowerSchool would be corrected first thing…

Important Dates

Father's Walk

Thursday, September 19 @ 7:15

VILS iPad Roll Out Event

Tuesday, September 24 @ 5:00

Student Led Conferences

Thursday, October 10 (after school) and Friday, October 11 (no school for students)

Fall Break

Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 18

Important Links

Past Updates & Announcements

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,…

CLA Registers Voters

FOX 8 News: CLA Scholars Register Voters in Our Community

Expedition to India

CLA’s Marten Frazier is traveling to India this summer and recording his travels on his blog: Expeditionary India Stay up to date with Mr. Frazier’s travels and findings for the next few weeks and discover India with him!