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Breakthrough Schools: Citizens Leadership Academy East

12523 Woodside Ave. Cleveland OH, 44108-2422

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School Summary


School Type

Operated By
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Breakthrough’s CLA East is located
at its Citizens East K-8 Campus. We
prepare our middle schoolers to lead in
academics, service, and civic engagement
during high school, college, and beyond.
Our distinct EL Education – real-world
learning – model is perfect for middle
school because it engages students in
hands-on, active, project-based learning
culminating in a capstone project. CLA
East is a proud Facing History and
Ourselves school. We have a phrase at
our school that drives everything we
do: “Education is Urgent.” We welcome
parent visits.

Special Programs

What makes us special:
CLA East believes in supporting the “whole child” and offers after-school clubs and
athletics including football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball for both boys and girls.
CLA East provides after-school tutoring and enrichment, and has a community
partnership with the Doan Avenue Salvation Army that has a robust after school
program including academic support and recreational activities. CLA East is
cultivating an active parent organization and started its first year with 100% parent
participation in student-led conferences.

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