Mission & Core Values
Our Mission…Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ
- by implementing a Christ-centered education
- Valuing the whole student
- partnering with our greater school Community that trains and mentors
- being intentional in our attempt to see Authentic faith developed in our students
Our Core Values…
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).
Our aim is to:
a) present all truth as God’s truth….an integrated curriculum, the unity of all truth
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).
Our aim is to:
a) value and nurture each student for who they are (a created one in the image of God) and not what they do
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).
Our aim is to:
a) develop and maintain a partnership with families and the local church
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).
Our aim is to:
a) teach and inspire obedience to Christ as the ultimate expression of love
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
QUICK FACTS ABOUT CVCA
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.
- Accreditation: CVCA has been chartered by the Ohio Department of Education since 1975 with a College Preparatory Designation granted in 1994.
- Affiliations: Association of Christian Schools International, Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors, Ohio High School Athletic Association and Principals’ Athletic Conference.
- Advanced Placement: Ten courses offered with over 75% of students scoring high enough to receive college credit.
- Enrollment: Over 800 students currently attend CVCA. The Academy serves students from Summit, Portage, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark, Geauga, and Lake counties.
- Facilities: The physical plant of nearly 145,000 square feet houses an up-to-date library/learning resource center, five high school science labs, seven 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) with new turf, five tennis courts, and a wrestling practice facility.
- National Merit Finalists: During the last 10 years, CVCA has had 15 National Merit Finalists and 58 Commended Scholars.
- Spiritual Development: CVCA students attend weekly chapel and Connections small group sessions, take a Bible class each year, and have many opportunities to serve others locally and abroad.
- SAT and ACT Scores
The average CVCA SAT score was 1654 (The national SAT average was 1498.)
The average CVCA ACT score was 24.3 (The national ACT average was 20.9.)
- Tuition: For the 2013-14 school year, tuition is $9,325.00. Approximately $900,000 of financial assistance will be awarded this year.
- Dress Code: To promote an atmosphere of modesty and respect, CVCA has appearance standards for students and staff.
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 n the 78th percentile nationally), and a personal interview.
Schools Of Distinction
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.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy offers AP courses in:
English Literature & Composition
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.
Association of Christian Schools International
Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors
Ohio High School Athletic Association
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.
Scores, Placement & Requirements
Class Ranking, Awards & Grading Scale
CVCA STUDENTS WERE ACCEPTED TO THE FOLLOWING COLLEGES OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS
Arizona State University
Azusa Pacific University
Baptist Bible College
Bowling Green State University
CaseWestern Reserve University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland State University
College ofWilliam and Mary
Colorado Christian University
Columbia College, Chicago
Columbia International University
Columbus College of Art & Design
Cuyahoga Community College
Full Sail University
George Mason University
Grove City College
Kent State University
Moody Bible Institute
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Northeast OhioMedical University
Northern Michigan University
Ohio Northern University
Oklahoma State University
Olivet Nazarene University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Robert Morris University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Ringling College of Art & Design
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Savannah College of Art & Design
Seattle Pacific University
Spring Arbor University
Texas A&M University
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
The College ofWooster
The King’s College
The Ohio State University
The University of Akron
The University of Chicago
The University of Findlay
The University of Iowa
The University of the Arts
The University of Toledo
The University of Iowa
Trinity International University
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S.Military Academy atWest Point
U.S. Naval Academy
University of California, San Diego
University of Cincinnati
University of Denver
University of Illinois
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mount Union
University of North Carolina
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Washington University in St. Louis
West Virginia University
Wright State University
Ohio Graduation Test Results
||Passed all 5
|Class of 2007
|Class of 2008
|Class of 2009
|Class of 2010
|Class of 2011
|Class of 2012
|Class of 2013
|Class of 2014
|Class of 2015
History of CVCA
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.
Technology at CVCA
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.
Immersive Academic Environment
Seven dedicated computer labs, general-use library workstations, over 300 total workstations, over 250 total Chromebooks, and interactive SMART boards and projectors in every room provide a robust and immersive technological environment to facilitate a modern learning experience for our students. Every workstation is managed and outfitted with the same software suites, from Microsoft Office to Abode, allowing any student or staff member to log in to any workstation anywhere on campus. Our video, graphic design and photography classes all use Adobe’s suites of applications for high end design and editing. With a dedicated fiber line providing internet access to the school’s wired and wireless networks, students and staff have access to the internet and CVCA network anywhere on campus.
Security is provided by over 55 schoolwide cameras and electronic access control for doors. All online activity is filtered through a state-of-the-art dedicated content filtering system to protect our students from harmful and unwanted online material. CVCA is constantly reviewing technology policies to further keep pace with today’s fast growing technological advances.
Technology is integrated into the classrooms in a variety of ways, whether by using the in-room interactive SMART boards and projectors, or by one-on-one interaction using Google Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education. Students learn how to collaborate with their classmates using Google Apps and digitally submit and share their work with their teachers, helping to cut back on CVCA’s paper consumption and lessen our carbon footprint.
Every faculty member utilizes Renweb®’s student information system for logging grades, taking attendance, posting lesson plans and communicating with parents. Each family is set up with a ParentsWeb account to monitor their student’s progress, classroom activity, provide emergency contact information and even deposit and manage funds for lunches, all from a web browser or smartphone app.
In House Support
All of our technology is managed by two full-time, on-site professional IT staff personnel. These individuals, along with their daily maintenance and support functions, are constantly looking to CVCA’s future and technological well-being by revising policies, adjusting security, meeting with CVCA administration and attending conventions for up-and-coming technology.
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.
- No openings at this time.
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).