“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 6.5 million dollars of the 6.6 total cost for the entire project (Phases 1 and 2).
Over 6 million dollars in donations from committed visionary supporters of CVCA have brought a decades-old dream to life – the building of an athletic field house and several new fine arts practice rooms and digital media classrooms. Soon, we hope to round out our campaign plans with updates and renovations to the Anne Tell Chapel. Through gifts to the Excel Still More campaign, thousands of students in the next decade will enjoy more tools, equipment, and access to the spaces they need to flourish as creators, competitors, and scholars.
Project Phase 1: Royals Fieldhouse
The support of committed, visionary supporters of CVCA has brought a decades-old dream to life – the CVCA Fieldhouse! The new three-court multi-use area with indoor track provides practice space for middle school and high school teams, hosts school and community events, and provide areas for off-season conditioning.
With COVID-19 protocols in place for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the Fieldhouse has also been a blessing in providing extra space for social distancing during lunch and study hall times.
Project Phase 2: Fine Arts and Chapel Renovations
Before the fresh coat of paint dried on the field house, Phase 2 of the campaign ramped up with fine arts renovations to the “small gym.” Students are now enjoying a new Fine Arts space with Graphic Design and Video media classrooms, choir and instrumental practice rooms, and a new Royal Theatre storage space and workshop.
For now, updates to the Anne Tell Chapel are on hold as we focus on COVID protocols to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe this fall. We hope to soon wrap up Phase 2 with upgrades to the Chapel, including: 100 additional seats, modern lighting and Chapel flooring, and a beautiful multi-purpose foyer that will serve to welcome guests at future theater and gymnasium events.
With the start of the 2020-2021 school year, CVCA students now fill these new facilities with singing, dancing, conditioning, coaching, teaching, designing, directing, instrument-playing, point-scoring, celebratory-cheering, and sincere worshiping with Christ-honoring excellence.
To be clear, there are still opportunities to contribute to Excel Still More as we complete Phase 2. Watch for announcements regarding the upcoming Chapel renovations as well as efforts to expand CVCA’s accessibility to prospective students.
An Exciting Time for the CVCA Community!
As we celebrate over 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. 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?
We aim to make quality Christian education accessible to more families with varied income levels, while also attracting mission-fit families to the CVCA community. Our goal is to provide financial assistance for more students.
Chapel Expansion and Renovations
Updates will include additional seating, improved 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.
The 3-court multi-use area with indoor track provides practice space for 14 middle school and 22 high school teams, can host large school and community events, and provides areas for off-season conditioning.
Fine Arts Space
Renovating the small gym provided new digital and video media classrooms and practice space for both middle school and high school instrumental and vocal groups.
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!