Academic Excellence, Responsible Citizenship
Together, our Citizens schools have developed a national reputation for their commitment to academic excellence and responsible citizenship. Our remarkable faculty and staff, board, parents, families, community members, and students work hard every day to make Citizens Academy among the best places in Cleveland to learn and grow as young students and citizens. If you have any questions or would like to come in for a visit, let us know!
The mission of Citizens Academy is to produce learners who exemplify academic excellence and responsible citizenship.
Our seven virtues are responsibility, respect, perseverance, honesty, generosity, courage, and loyalty.
Virtues like responsibility and perseverance are key to our students’ success. They achieve academic excellence while learning to become responsible citizens.
Exceptional Student Education
Everyone learns here! We celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion of all types of learners and we work hard to make sure that our schools are brave spaces where exceptional learners are supported and have all the resources needed to reach their full potential. Learn more about Exceptional Student Education at Breakthrough here
Engaging, Interactive Remote Learning
We know that remote learning takes a major commitment from families and scholars, and we’re here to make it as easy as possible while continuing to provide an excellent education.
We provide all of the technology, wifi accessibility, and tech-support needed to facilitate remote learning and we also offer grab-and-go meal kits each week to all scholars.
Citizens Academy Schools offer a variety of programs to students in our higher math and literacy blocks to extend their creative and critical thinking skills. Such programs have included:
- C.S.I. – Students solve a mystery by conducting a series of forensic tests. Students learn about genetics, the judicial system, and a variety of math and science skills.
We have after school tutoring for students looking for extra support with reading and math, as well as Homework Club for those who need a quiet place to finish homework. Additionally, we have an after school partnership with the Boys & Girls Club on Broadway, and provide transportation there after school every day.
Thanks to all the parents and family members that make up our PAC. All families welcome.
- CA School Lunch Menu Online
- CA School Lunch Menu PDF
- CA Student Dress Code
- CA School Supply List
- Principal's Letter to Families
- Parent Portal Login
Dress Code & School Uniforms
- Yellow Citizens Academy Polo (purchased from School Belles)
- Khaki or navy bottoms (jumper, skirt, pants, knee length shorts)
- Solid colored belt
- Any shoe (can’t light up)
Policies + Notices
- Screening Notice - 2020/21
- Wellness Policy
- New Visitor's Policy
- Hearing and Vision Screening 2018 CA
- 2018-2019 Safety Notification to Parents
- For all remaining policies
Board List & Calendar
We're so thankful to our all-volunteer Board of Directors. Please find our latest board member list & calendars here:
- Annual Report 2019-20
- Annual Report 2018-19
- Annual Report 2017-18
- Annual Report 2016-17
- Annual Report 2015-16
- Annual Report 2014-15
- Annual Report 2013-14
Annual Sponsor Report
MEET THE PRINCIPAL!
About Leah Martello
Leah Martello, a long-time Breakthrough educator, has accepted the position of Principal at Citizens Academy. Leah joined Breakthrough back in 2009 as a founding team member at Village Prep Cliffs. Prior to her pioneering work at Village Prep, Leah attended Cleveland State University, graduating with a degree in Early Childhood education.
During the last decade, Leah has worked tirelessly on behalf of scholars in Cleveland, first as a Kindergarten classroom teacher, and next as Dean of Scholars, to establish our Cliffs Campus as a bedrock of educational excellence. As a Cleveland native, Leah has been uniquely invested in pursuing educational equity in our community for her entire professional life.
Meet a Citizens Academy scholar!
Ability-based academic blocks with smaller class sizes, home visits, extended school day, kindergarten readiness summer program, enrichment programming.
A variety of activities generally changing every 6 weeks; activities have included martial arts, a variety of dance, and cheerleading.