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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)

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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!

Semester 2 Celebration of Learning Video

Citizens Leadership Academy is proud to present our 2012 Celebration of Learning Video.  This video presents the culmination of our inaugural expedition and essential question, “What makes a community thrive?”  Please enjoy the video below:

CLA 2011 Celebration of Learning Video!!!

The 2011 CLA Celebration of Learning is a presentation of our portfolio of learning during our first semester. As an Expeditionary Learning School, Citizens Leadership Academy focuses on long-term projects culminating in high quality products for an authentic audience. Watch our ‘Community Thrive’ by clicking the picture to the left (or on our Welcome Page)!

CLA Students Create "Lock In" Field Trip — At CLA!

“We have to admit, one of the best days we have ever had at school was our LOCK-IN at CLA! Our day started with classes as usual, but then our school transformed. It wasn’t just a day of learning, we had fun! We turned our classrooms into PS3 game rooms, movie theaters, Xbox challenges on…

CLA students at the Cleveland Art Museum

On Tuesday November 15th my class went to the Cleveland Art Museum for our social studies class. Instead of sitting down looking at textbooks, we actually went out and learned real facts for ourselves. The most memorable experience I have was seeing the hand crafted amulets from ancient Egypt that were very detailed in every…

Cleveland Expeditionary School First in Area – WKYC

WKYC visited Citizens Leadership Academy Wednesday to learn more about the Expeditionary Learning Model featured in this school and championed by Shelly Saltzman. Please view the video above and view the article

Box Tops for Education

Citizens Leadership Academy is happy to partner with Box Tops for Education, a program which has given nearly $400 million since 1996. Citizens Leadership Academy families and students are encouraged to clip Box Top coupons from the hundreds of participating products and bring it to the school office.

Bike Riding on Lamont

Thanks to the Ohio City Bike Coop, the students are able to enjoy the beautiful day and learn proper bike safety, bike maintenance and bike mechanics.

September Update from Head of School

Update from the Head of School September 1, 2011 Dear CLA Families, It’s hard to believe that September is here! The CLA community has settled into routines and students and teachers have delved into rigorous academics. The overarching question for this Fall Expedition is, “What makes a community thrive?” In English, the students are reading…