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In-Person Clubs & Activities

Programming begins on Monday, April 12, and runs from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. Scholars are expected to arrive on time for breakfast, participate fully in all activities, and bring nothing but a positive attitude and the desire to have fun. All clubs and activities will be led by CLAE teachers and staff. Your scholar(s)…

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-up (March 8th)

Please review the available slots by clicking the links below. Sign-up for only ONE slot per-teacher and be sure your times do not overlap with other appointments you’ve scheduled with your scholar(s) teacher(s). To ensure families are able to meet with teachers, please only sign-up for classes in which you have concern for your scholar(s)…

Chromebook Sign-up

CLA-EAST Families, If your scholar is in need of a Chromebook to access the online work from home, please use this link to sign-up for a pick. Pick-ups are located in the security lobby of the school. Chromebook pick-up (link here)

Special Events

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CLA 2013 Winter Celebration of Learning

Families, you are cordially invited to attend the 2013-2014 Winter Celebration of Learning.  The Celebration will highlight student work from the first half of the school year. Each attending family will receive a raffle ticket for a Target gift card.   2013-2014 COL Invitation

December Letter from the Principal

November 26, 2013 Dear CLA Families, November has been a very busy month for our students and teachers. We participated in our second round of Interims and many of our students showed a great deal of academic growth. We are also beginning to see the culture of the school shift in a positive direction! As…

CLA2HS Private, Independent and Catholic School Information

Attention Students and Parents Independent, Private and Catholic School Applications Applications Due to Ms. Seiter December 4th Recommendation forms to teachers by NOVEMBER 22nd To ensure that your application is completed on time Give your teachers the recommendation forms by Friday November 4th (teachers return them to Ms. Seiter) Give Ms. Seiter the rest of…

CLA2HS October Newsletter

October 10th, 2013 Dear CLA Students, Parents, Guardians and Families, I can hardly believe it is already October!  Please read the following updates and reminders regarding open houses, shadow days, entrance exams, and financial aid forms.   Attached is a calendar showing most of the high school open house dates that are scheduled in October and…

CLA High School Financial Aid Workshop

You are Invited High School Financial Aid Workshop Wednesday, November 13 5:30 p.m. Citizens Leadership Academy 9711 Lamont Ave. Ron Schmidt, CPA and Breakthrough Volunteer For more information, please click here.


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