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Dear Breakthrough Families -

As we wrap up Week 2 of ‘School at Home’, we want to give a major shoutout to all of our scholars, teachers, families and staff who jumped headfirst into remote learning last week with open hearts and smiling faces ready to learn and experience school in a brand new way! Below are some Tech Tips to help make virtual learning successful as well as exciting updates about our Remote Learning Centers.

Remote Learning Centers

We are currently working to finalize spots in our Remote Learning Centers (RLCs), operated at our schools in partnership with Open Doors Academy. 

RLC Program Overview: The program will run on Tuesdays - Fridays from 8am-4pm and provide a safe and supervised small group environment for students to participate in remote learning, with added enrichment for participating scholars. You can learn more about our Remote Learning Centers at

Registration for Remote Learning Center spots must be completed through Open Doors Academy. If you have already completed a registration packet with Open Doors Academy: Letters confirming spaces will be coming out starting today.  Please watch your email for a communication from Vickie Person at

If you have not yet completed the interest form but would like to learn more or be considered for a spot at a Remote Learning Center: Please visit Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have already completed the initial interest form but have not yet received a registration packet from ODA: Please check for an email from “Mike Poggi via DocuSign".  The subject of the email is "Open Doors Academy RLC DocuSign Packet".  If you did not receive an email or need ODA to resend the packet, please email to

Remote Learning Centers will be opening on Tuesday, September 29th. Families who have students attending an RLC will receive additional communications in the coming days as we continue to prepare to welcome a small number of students back to our buildings!

Any questions can be emailed to or please call 440-667-2629.

Tech Tips

We want to thank you again for your flexibility and patience as we navigate through these first few weeks, especially with technology. As a reminder, here are some helpful tips to ensure you have easy access to your child’s classroom. For visual examples, click here

Devices: The easiest way to “go to school” is by using your school-supplied Chromebook. You can log in using your scholar’s Google login. If for some reason you need/want to use your own device, that’s fine, too. The call center can help you navigate just a few extra steps if you use your own device. Issues? Visit our Home Tech Page.

Schoology: Once you are logged into the chromebook, go to and log in using your same Google login. You’ll then be IN the classroom! Need help with your Google login? You can call your school’s front desk or visit our Home Tech page.

Student Schedule: Once you’re logged in, all student schedules are now being posted in the Homeroom Folder!  Don’t see yours?  Call your school’s front desk.

Questions: About the school work or schedule?  Call your school! Technical issues? Visit our Home Tech Page.

BPS Andrew McRae

Andrew McRae

Chief Academic Officer



"One thing I noticed about distance learning, is that it is preparing our kids for college, where they are going to have to take online classes, which was a challenge for me... and now this is something our kids will have experience in."

Latosha Love

Breakthrough Parent


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More About Our Schools


Our Citizens founding schools include our National Blue Ribbon Award-Winning elementary school Citizens Academy and our MOMENTUM Award-Winning middle school Citizens Leadership Academy. A very short drive between elementary and middle school, our founding schools provide a space for your child to thrive from pre-K through 8th grade.

Citizens Academy

Openings in K-5
10118 Hampden Ave. in Glenville
Near East Blvd. & Superior

Citizens Leadership Academy

Openings in 6-8
9711 Lamont Ave in University Circle
Near E 97 & Chester


12523 Woodside Ave. in Glenville
Near E. 125th & Eddy

We opened our Citizens East Campus due to strong community demand and support. Here, both our elementary school Citizens Academy East (CAE) and our middle school Citizens Leadership Academy East (CLAE) are located in the same building.


15700 Lotus Drive
Near Lee & Harvard

Our Citizens Southeast Campus is our newest campus, growing to serve students in Grades K-8. Located in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood, our Southeast Campus is honored to serve scholars from Cleveland and the surrounding neighborhoods.


1417 E. 36th St in Asiatown
Between Superior & St Clair

Our founding E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs campus opened in 2006, and serves students in grades K-8. Our "Preparatory" schools feature a highly structured, joyful environment with energizing routines and tremendous rigor.


9201 Crane Avenue
E 93rd & Union

Our founding E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills is our second Preparatory campus, serving students in grades K-8. Our "Preparatory" schools feature a highly structured, joyful environment with energizing routines and tremendous rigor. Woodland Hills is especially helpful in students make multiple years of academic progress in just one year.


9401 Willard Ave.
Cleveland 44102

Preps Willard is our newest E Prep & Village Prep campus, serving students in grades K-8. Our first west side Preparatory Campus, Preps Willard is an exciting, diverse, multicultural learning environment featuring high structure, high energy, and academic rigor.