WELCOME TO

CITIZENS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SOUTHEAST

Welcome to Citizens Leadership Academy Southeast, an expeditionary EL middle school serving Cleveland's Lee Harvard neighborhood. We offer our students a hands-on approach to learning, whether in the classroom or in the community.

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 Leadership Academy Southeast 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!

Our Mission

The mission of Citizens Academy is to produce learners who exemplify academic excellence and responsible citizenship.

Our Values

Our seven virtues are responsibility, respect, perseverance, honesty, generosity, courage, and loyalty.

Our Approach

Virtues like responsibility and perseverance are key to our students’ success. They achieve academic excellence while learning to become responsible citizens.

Programs & Support

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.

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Extracurriculars

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.

After School

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.

Parent Committee

Thanks to all the parents and family members that make up our PAC. All families welcome.

Family Resources

Important Links

Dress Code & School Uniforms

For more information, visit our Uniform page.

Policies + Notices

Please find a list of our school’s policies below. If you have any questions, just let us know!

View All Other School Policies Here

General Notice of Non-Discrimination

The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activities.

Board List & Calendar

Board List & Calendar

We're so thankful to our all-volunteer Board of Directors. Please find our latest board member list & calendars here:

Citizens Leadership Academy Southeast | Breakthrough Public Schools

The Basics

Grades: 6-8

Phone: (216) 586-3887
Fax: (216) 561-1121

15700 Lotus Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44128

Grades Served
CLAS Enrolling 6th Grade; Campus Serves Grades K-7, Growing to K-8

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MEET THE PRINCIPAL!

About Emily Rogoff

Principal Rogoff brings nearly a decade of experience in the education sector to our school. A graduate of Shaker Heights High School, Emily studied Public Policy at the University of Michigan before joining Teach for America. She taught 10th grade English for three years in New Orleans and then moved to Charlottesville, VA where she taught 7th grade Language Arts. She then attended Harvard’s Graduate School of Education where she studied Education Policy and Management.

She returned to Cleveland to serve as a Dean of Academic Outcomes at Lorain High School. She is thrilled to join the Breakthrough family and is committed to serving the students and families of Citizens Leadership Academy Southeast!

Meet the Students at CLAS!

Brought to you by our amazing 6th graders at Citizens Leadership Academy Southeast, watch to hear scholars talk about their experience this school year, remote learning, and why they love Breakthrough!

See Citizens Leadership Academy Southeast In Action!