At CVCA, we value not only our excellence in academics, our strong athletics program and our diverse club activities, but most importantly we value what makes us truly unique; the Christian bond our students and staff share on a daily basis. Click on the video to learn about what we call “The CVCA Experience” from our very own students.
CVCA’s vision is to create a Christian school community characterized by transforming relationships that produce a lived-out faith in the lives of our students. Our vision is to impact students in a transformational way so that they are equipped to be agents of transformation in the school, home, church, nation, and world.
Christ-Centered Education: An education based on the authority of the Word of God and the supremacy of Christ (Jn. 17:17, Romans 11:36, II Cor. 10:5, Col. 1:16-18, Col. 2:3-4,8, II Tim. 2:2, 15).
b) be characterized by Christ-honoring excellence in programs, curriculum, and instructional design
c) inculcate a biblical worldview, training students to think Biblically
d) provide an academically rigorous experience in a Christian, college preparatory environment
Value the Whole Student: Valuing each student as a unique creation of an all-wise God (Psalm 139:13, Luke 2:52, I Cor. 12:12-25, Eph. 4:32, Hebrews 12:5-10).
b) educate and cultivate each student with curricular and extra-curricular programs which will provide opportunities for academic, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth and maturity
c) love each student enough to discipline from the New Testament example of grace-filled discipline
d) develop the God-given gifts and talents of each student for the glory of God
Community that Trains and Mentors: A community of agape love and grace that grows in an environment built upon shared values, communication, and cooperation (II Cor. 8:9, Gal. 5:22-23, Eph. 5:21, Phil. 2:2, Col. 3:13-14, Hebrews 10:24, James 2:17).
b) create a culture where accountability and responsibility are nurtured through equipping & encouragement
c) create a community characterized by the fruit of the Spirit in the lives of our employees
d) model authentic faith in an environment of transforming relationships
Authentic Faith: A faith in Jesus Christ which is growing, genuine, and unshakable resulting in a life which conforms to the image of Christ (Luke 10:27, Luke 19:12-27, John 14:15, Romans 8:29, II Cor. 5:15, I Jn. 5:3).
b) offer opportunities for students to live out their faith
c) encourage and cultivate an attitude of selfless service according to the will of God
d) develop in each student a sense of stewardship of their time, talents, and treasures
CVCA is a college preparatory, interdenominational Christian junior high and high school in northern Summit County. CVCA is committed to academic excellence in a supportive, distinctively Christian environment.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA), established in 1968, is a private, college preparatory, non-denominational Christian secondary school. All students enrolled at CVCA must fulfill rigorous admission requirements which include a record of high academic achievement, strong academic and character recommendations, an entrance exam (the average CVCA students scores in the 78th percentile nationally), and a personal interview.
CVCA offers four School of Distinction: Engineering, Business and Entrepreneurship, Medical Professions, and Vocational Ministry. These schools expose select Juniors and Seniors to professional fields and potential majors. Students complete intensive courses, participate in professional mentoring, and experience hands-on learning via internships, shadowing experiences, competitions, guest lecturers, and projects.
With multiple and diverse offerings, J-term engages students in experiential learning opportunities, enriching education by challenging students in their areas of interest through educational travel, service or mission trips, enriched courses, and career experience opportunities.
|Calculus AB||English Literature & Composition||Statistics|
|Calculus BC||European History||U.S. History|
CVCA students took 200 AP tests this academic year. On average, 72% of all AP tests resulted in a score of 3, 4, or 5, typically earning college credit for high school studies.
Co-curricular activities complement the CVCA curriculum by developing interests outside of scholastic achievement. These include: Academic Challenge, Chess Club, Christian Service Clubs, Forensics (Speech and Debate), Future Business Leaders of America, Internships, Language Clubs, Mission Trips, Performing Arts, Robotics Team, Royal Theater, Short-term Student Exchange Programs, Student Government, and Yearbook. Student athletes can also choose from 14 sports in junior and senior high school.
Every semester, CVCA students have the opportunity to serve the community for a minimum of eight hours either through their church, the school, or volunteer organizations. Projects have ranged from serving on mission trips or helping in Sunday School to assisting at therapeutic riding facilities and facilities for the physically challenged.
OUR MISSION is to educate and cultivate servants for Christ by implementing a Christ-Centered Education, Valuing the whole student, partnering with our greater school Community that trains and mentors, and being intentional in our attempt to see Authentic faith developed in our students.
|CLASS OF 2014 PROFILE|
|ACT Average Composite Scores||CVCA 24.0||National 20.9|
|SAT Average Composite Scores||CVCA 1632||National 1480|
|Offered over $11 million in college scholarships & awards|
|CLASS OF 2014 COLLEGE PLACEMENT|
|Private Schools||54%||Public Schools||46%|
|35% of the Class of 2014 attended Christian colleges/universities.|
|Course||Credits||Minimum of 24 credits required|
|Bible||4||Required for transfer students only while enrolled at CVCA|
|Science||3||Includes Biology & Chemistry|
|Social Studies||3||Includes Global Studies, American History, Government, Economics|
|World Language||2||Must be of same language|
|Physical Education||1/2||Waiver option – contact guidance counselor|
|OHIO GRADUATION TEST RESULTS|
|Class||Test Date||Reading||Math||Writing||Science||Social Studies||Passed all 5|
|Class of 2007||Spring 2005||100%||100%||100%||94%||99%||94%|
|Class of 2008||Spring 2006||100%||100%||100%||98%||100%||98%|
|Class of 2009||Spring 2007||100%||98%||100%||97%||98%||93%|
|Class of 2010||Spring 2008||100%||99%||100%||97%||99%||95%|
|Class of 2011||Spring 2009||100%||96%||100%||99%||98%||95%|
|Class of 2012||Spring 2010||99%||97%||99%||93%||99%||91%|
|Class of 2013||Spring 2011||97%||96%||99%||93%||95%||90%|
|Class of 2014||Spring 2012||99%||97%||99%||99%||97%||95%|
|Class of 2015||Spring 2013||99%||97%||99%||96%||99%||93%|
|Thr Class of 2014 comprises 144 students. Because of the relatively small size and strong quality of our graduating classes, CVCA does not report class rank on student transcripts or other official documents except for the top 10% of the class. All CVCA graduates complete a college-preparatory academic foundation and have historically performed very well in competitive colleges. Each year, approximately 98% of our graduating seniors are accepted to and attend four-year colleges and universities.|
|NATIONAL MERIT AWARDS|
|Class of 2015: 2 National Merit Finalists and 2 Commended|
|NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY|
|3.8 GPA required for 11th grade induction|
|3.5 GPA required for 12th grade induction|
|GRADING SCALE/QUALITY POINTS|
|Grade||Percent||Regular Points||Honors Points||AP Points|
|F||64 & below||0.0||0.0||0.0|
|Only credits earned at CVCA are included in the student’s cumulative GPA.|
Founding Board: These men believed that because God built and sustained this ministry, no man could or would ever take credit for it. (Seated: E. Martell, F. Jennings, J. Brown. Standing B. Monteith, J. Seskes, H. Maynard, R. Moncrief, B Beyerle, R. Moore, P. Lint, W. Sheffield, J. Jones, J. Snoderly)
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy was founded in 1968 by a group of seven men concerned about the continuing education of their children.
As an extension of Chapel Hill Christian School, the first classes were held in the old Crawford School in Cuyahoga Falls, In May 1970, the doors of the current facility opened to 194 students; eight students made up the first graduating class. On March 10, 1975, the Academy became a state-chartered junior-senior high school for grades 7-12.
CVCA has grown through the faithful prayers and monetary gifts from an ever-increasing number of individuals, churches, and organizations interested in supporting quality Christ-centered secondary education.
Today, the school serves a seven-county area and its students attend over 200 churches. The physical plant of nearly 145,000 square feet houses an up-to-date library/learning resource center, five high school science labs, five computer labs, two gymnasiums, and a 600-seat chapel/auditorium. The 70-acre campus includes an all-weather track, baseball and softball fields, six sports fields; two dedicated game fields (including Royals Stadium), five tennis courts, and a wrestling practice facility.
CVCA’s college-preparatory curriculum includes honors and Advanced Placement courses available to qualifying students.
At CVCA, we strive to provide an environment where technology enhances the academic process for our students. Our goal is to provide technology that comes alongside our students and staff, providing a more streamlined cooperative learning experience in a safe and academically stimulating fashion.
Looking for a career in Christian education? We’d love to have you join our family! Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is currently seeking qualified candidates for the specific positions noted below.
Teacher candidates should send info to Jeanie Micale at [email protected]
Coaching candidates should send info to Jon Young, Athletic Director at [email protected]
Fine Arts resumes can be sent to Margie O’Brien at [email protected]
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.
Additional Employment Opportunities at area Christian schools listed on the GCCAA (Greater Cleveland Christian Administrators’ Association) website (LINK).