“We request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.” 1 Thessalonians 4:1
The Excel Still More campaign has been propelled forward through the remarkable gifts and fervent prayers of the CVCA community, and is on the threshold of wrapping up with commitments of over 6.3 million dollars of the 6.6 total cost for the entire project (Phases 1 and 2).
Project Phase 1: Field House
The construction phase is cruising along on its targeted timetable. Soon the tall stretches of wall behind the middle school entrance will have grown into a new field house featuring three practice courts for basketball and volleyball, netting for batting cages, a three-lane track encircling the courts, a section of fan bleachers, a wrestling practice facility, and modern sound equipment for hosting community events at the new venue.
Project Phase 2: Chapel and Fine Arts Renovations
Before the fresh coat of paint dries on the field house, Phase 2 of the campaign will ramp up – fine arts renovations (which is currently the “small gym”) and our Anne Tell Chapel expansion. This will include roughly 100 new seats in the Chapel, furnishing updates in our auditorium, and the construction of sizable practice rooms for choirs, bands, and theatre crews. Additionally, the visual media programs will soon be housed in new classrooms, fitted for video and graphic design work. (Take a look at the plans HERE!)
By the start of next school year, CVCA’s athletics and fine arts programs will embark on an exciting mission – to fill these new facilities with singing, dancing, conditioning, coaching, teaching, designing, directing, instrument-playing, set-building, point-scoring, celebratory-cheering and sincere worshiping with Christ-honoring excellence. We are thrilled to see how God’s plans and providence will soon furnish the CVCA community with increased opportunities for cultivating young men and women through our fantastic athletic and artistic programs.
To be clear, there are still opportunities to contribute to Excel Still More as we prepare for Phase 2. We will announce more details on the new band and choir rooms, classrooms, and the expanded and renovated Chapel…as well as efforts to expand CVCA’s accessibility to prospective students.
An Exciting Time for the CVCA Community!
As we have spent the last year celebrating 50 years of God’s faithfulness to CVCA, we have seen Him use His school to make a Kingdom impact on more and more families in Northeast Ohio. Now, thankful for what He has done, we are called for more. We are called to Excel Still More.
The Apostle Paul encouraged the Thessalonians to “excel still more.” What does it mean for CVCA to Excel Still More? We want to have a deeper impact on our families and prepare 21st-century disciples of Christ while having a wider impact on more families seeking Christian Education in Northeast Ohio. To move forward we must pursue facilities that do not limit our ability to grow, prepare, and impact.
We are asking you to partner with us in this new exciting chapter. With the unanimous approval of our Board of Trustees, CVCA is moving forward in faith, knowing that we need your help to complete this project. Read all about the Excel Still More plans and see what renovations will look like in this detailed booklet.
Jason Spodnik ’88, President
We are reaching out to alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends to help us reach our goal of $6.6 million. Please prayerfully consider what amount God will lead you to give over the next three years. Thank you!
How will the Excel Still More Campaign Impact CVCA?
The Excel Still More campaign will continue to prepare our students by providing improvements to our current space and the addition of new facilities, including:
We aim to make quality Christian education accessible to more families with varied income levels, while also attracting mission-fit families to take part in the CVCA community. Our goal is to provide financial assistance for more students.
Chapel Expansion and Renovations
Updates will provide additional seats for our growing high school while maintaining a dedicated middle school chapel experience. Renovations will also improve lighting and other efficiencies. With Christ at the center of our school, space to worship and learn is at the heart of our mission of Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ.
This 3-court multi-use area with indoor track will provide practice space for 14 middle school and 22 high school teams. The space will also host large school and community events and provide areas for off-season conditioning.
Dedicated Fine Arts Space
Renovating the small gym will provide additional classrooms and practice space for 7 instrumental groups and 6 vocal groups. The location will allow easy access for the middle school and be home to the middle school theater program.
Help Us Finish and Excel Still More
We are excited to invite you to be part of this $6.6 million project to expand CVCA’s ability to pursue Christ-honoring excellence. We ask you to prayerfully consider the amount God will lead you to give as a tax-deductible donation over the next three years. Thank you!
Please join us in this exciting endeavor. We can’t wait to see what God is going to do!