New Students

Welcome to CVCA! We are thrilled that you have decided to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year and look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Welcome to the CVCA Community!

Below you will find helpful information to prepare for your first year at CVCA. Even more information is available throughout our website, so please take a look around. The MY CVCA page is located at the top right of our site. It provides important and timely information for our families throughout the year. A good place to start planning for the 2023-2024 school year is with our SCHOOL CALENDAR, also located in the top right of our website.

This page will be updated regularly as we approach the 2023-2024 school year, so check back often!

Welcome to our new high school students!

Welcome to our new middle school students!

Important Back-to-School Dates

New Student Prep DayMay 24
New Parent/Student OrientationAugust 9
Grade 8 First Day of ClassesAugust 14
Grade 6 Ignition RetreatAugust 14-15
Grade 7 JumpStart RetreatAugust 15-17
Grade 8 LaunchPoint RetreatAugust 17-18
Grades 6 & 7 First Day of ClassesAugust 21
Parent Back-to-School NightAugust 24
New Family TailgateSeptember 8
JumpStart RewindSeptember 12
Ignition RewindSeptember 14
New Student Prep DayMay 24
First Day of HS Sports PracticeAugust 1
New Parent/Student OrientationAugust 9
First Day of Classes for Grades 9-12August 14
Grade 12 RetreatAugust 20-22
Royal Theatre Kick-Start MeetingAugust 21
Grade 9 Froshfest EventAugust 21
Grades 10-11 EventAugust 22
Parent Back-to-School NightAugust 24
Last Day for Class Schedule ChangesAugust 25
New Family TailgateSeptember 8

At the start of each school year, CVCA middle school students participate in grade-level specific retreats: 6th grade Ignition, 7th grade JumpStart, and 8th grade LaunchPoint. Each retreat provides students the opportunity to meet new friends and new teachers while engaging in action-packed activities. Programming varies by grade level, but each retreat includes team-building activities such as games, ropes courses, rock-climbing, zip lines, swimming, crafting, and other adventures – all designed to bond their class. Students are also challenged to grow closer to the Lord and to one another during times of spiritual enrichment that include great music and messages.

New Family Resources

The 2023-2024 Appearance Standards will be available soon.

We recommend the following vendors for CVCA attire:

Kids Kloset
907 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
• Purchase in Store Only

BSN Sports
• Order Online HERE
• Shipped Only

• Order Online HERE
• Shipped Only

Young’s Screenprinting
• Order Online HERE
• Order Online or in Store
• Pick-up or Shipped

School districts that provide bus transportation to CVCA during the 2022-2023 school year are available HERE. The list will be updated as more information is available.

CVCA uses Canvas as our Learning Management System (LMS). In other words, Canvas is the digital hub of our classroom where upcoming assignments, grades, and resources are posted in one centralized, easy-to-access location.

Parents can access this information by creating an account and then linking their account to their child’s information via a pairing code. THIS VIDEO explains both the account creation process and how to generate a pairing code.

This is the website you’ll use to access Canvas once you have created an account: We recommend bookmarking the website for ease of access. Be sure not to include the “www” at the front of the address.

One of the strengths of Canvas from a parent and student perspective is that you can customize the amount of information you receive from Canvas and choose the method in which you receive that information. After you set up and login to your account, THIS VIDEO walks you through the process of customizing your notification settings.

There is a Canvas app for parents that can be downloaded to your smartphone (iOS or Android). You will have to search for “Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy” when you first access the app.

If you have questions about Canvas or need assistance after watching the videos, feel free to send an email to

1. Class schedules will be ready to view and print in Family Portal around August 7, 2023. Families will receive an email when they have been posted. Once logged into Family Portal, click on “Student Information,” then “Schedules,” and then click on your student’s name. Please bring a copy of your schedule on your first day of school. 

If you have trouble registering or logging into Family Portal, contact either Ryan Baxter at or Ryan Crocker at

2. Please review your schedule and the Academic Catalog to make sure all required academic subjects for your grade level are listed. Students who have eight classes and no study halls may want to consider dropping a class for a study hall, especially any student who might struggle a bit academically.

3. Once schedules are released, any class change request must be verified by a parent via a written note, email, or phone call. The last day to make schedule changes is Friday, August 25. Class change request forms are also available in the Guidance Office.

4. Students can drop or add classes until the 5th day of each semester. We will not make any schedule adjustments for teacher preferences, study hall times, lunch period preferences, or any other changes not strictly necessary.

5. PRT (Personal Responsibility Time) is a study hall for high school students who do not have a status of academic watch, warning, or probation. PRT gives students a choice to go to a quiet study hall in the Cafeteria, Learning Commons, or Rasnick Center.

Please call or email the Guidance Department if you have any questions:

Students may participate in a wide-range of co-curricular activities. See a detailed list HERE.

Watch the school TV monitors and the Royal Weekly for start-up dates and information.

Before School – Students may arrive at school as early as 7:15 a.m. Students arriving between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. should enter at the Royals Fieldhouse entrance. No other doors will be open before 7:30 a.m. If possible, students should arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. and proceed directly to their first class of the day. All entrances will be open to students at 7:30 a.m. (Drop-off information for Late-Start Wednesdays to come.)

After School – For the safety of all students, it is critical that families pick up students as close to the 2:50 dismissal time as possible. If a student does not have an extracurricular practice, club meeting, or rehearsal, they are asked to leave campus. Between 2:50 and 3:05 p.m., students are encouraged to transition to their after-school practice or leave campus. General supervision will not be provided after 2:50 p.m. Students involved in athletics, fine arts, and other after-school activities are under the supervision of coaches, sponsors, etc.

You created a Family Portal account in order to enroll your student. Family Portal is a great online resource which you can access at any time online to view the following information:

  • CVCA’s Student Directory
  • Resource Documents – including our Student-Parent Handbook
  • Student Information – including student grades, teacher contact information, homework, report cards, attendance, and schedule
  • Your Family Information – including parent contact information and your preferences/settings
  • Family Demographic Form which you can use to update your contact information
  • Online access to your FACTS Tuition Contract as well as FACTS Grant and Aid

Log into your Family Portal Account at any time to access any of this vital information. Access Family Portal on the MY CVCA page on our website.

CVCA students participate in January or March term sessions (Jterm and Mterm) which alternate each year. Jterm 2024 will be January 2-5.

These sessions increase opportunities for learning and explorations that challenge our students in areas of interest and encourage deeper faculty-student relationships through enrichment electives, educational travel, mission trips, and Career Experience Opportunities (CEO).

The Middle School Jterm/Mterm program (grades 6-8) is designed to cultivate spiritual, educational, and personal growth in each student. Each middle school grade participates in a unified Jterm/Mterm experience allowing students a unique and developmentally appropriate time of experiential learning and class bonding.

Learn about our weekly menus and web-based payment system HERE.

Does your student want to test into advanced math (above grade level)? In order to take advanced math at CVCA, rising 6-9th graders must test out of their current grade level of math by taking a math placement test.

The Math Placement Test will be offered at New Student Prep Day (May 24) from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The MY CVCA page is the place for current families to find information about school activities, events, and other information. Links to the Royal Weekly newsletter, school emails, Canvas, and Family Portal are also available through this page. MY CVCA is updated regularly throughout the school year.

Volunteer support builds a community, common purpose, and commitment to CVCA’s mission and is the backbone of many of our efforts to transform students’ hearts and minds for Christ. Some of the many opportunities available include participating in the Royal Evening, supporting Admissions Office activities, sharing your professional skills as a mentor for one of the Schools of Distinction, or offering skills in landscaping, baking, and decorating. Contact MaryAnn McMullen at to find out how you can get involved.

  • More information HERE
  • CVCA Volunteer Form HERE

All student drivers are required to register their car in the Main Office. Permits are available for $80 HERE

The Royal Weekly is an email newsletter sent to all students, parents, faculty, and staff every Monday of the school year. This is the key source of communication between the school and families, providing updates on school events, important announcements and updates, and other CVCA activities. Archived copies of the Royal Weekly are available through the MY CVCA page.

The 2023-24 school supply lists are available HERE.

Students track and verify their Service Expectation hours (16 per year) through their Bible Service Class in Canvas, which links them directly to the Helper Helper app. Students simply click the “Hrs” assignment and send a simple verification request to their parent’s email or cell phone to verify their volunteer hours. 

  • 16 Hours (minimum) of approved service activity are required per year
  • The Service Learning Coordinator will give final approval to verified hours that fit the Bible class guidelines.

Here are some examples of the great ways CVCA students have made an impact in their communities:

  • National Day of Prayer volunteer
  • Sunday school/church nursery helper
  • Church usher/server
  • Community clean up helper
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park trail manager
  • Urban Vision Kids club helper
  • El Salvador Orphanage helper
  • Worship leader
  • Soup kitchen volunteer
  • Hospital volunteer
  • School event helper

The 2023-2024 Student/Parent Handbook will be available digitally soon through CVCA’s Family Portal. When you log in to Family Portal, go to School (on left) and click on Resource Documents. You will find the Student/Parent Handbook and Signature page under Newsletter Archives on the right side.

At least one parent and every student should read the Handbook and sign the signature page (date TBD). The signature page is available to return after you have read through the Handbook.

The 2023-24 summer assignments are available HERE.

Additional assignments may be assigned by the teacher, depending on the class. Teachers will reach out to students directly.

Fine Arts

CVCA offers numerous Fine Arts opportunities for middle school and high school. Two require auditions: the High School Show Choir and The Royal Theatre.

Show Choir

Students interested in joining a Show Choir should fill out these forms:

The Royal Theatre

Students interested in theatre should attend the Royal Theatre Kick-Start meeting on August 21. The Fall Play and Spring Musical will be announced and cast and crew information will be provided.


If you are planning to play a sport next year in high school, here is some helpful information:

A general Athletic Fee is required for participation in CVCA sports. For grades 7-12, the once-per-school-year fee is $175. For 6th grade, the fee is $50. Athletic Fees will be billed through your FACTS account after rosters are finalized and confirmed.

*Please be aware that some teams will have additional fees associated with their sport.

If you have questions about a particular sports, please contact the designated coach in the Athletic Staff Directory.

Many programs (especially high school), have activities over the summer and during the off-season. Please connect with the coach of your sport(s) for more information on these events. 

The following requirements must be completed prior to participation in any CVCA-sponsored sports activity.

  • FinalForms (FF) Registration
  • Parent Forms in FF
  • Student Forms in FF
  • Medical clearance via a current Sports Physical on file with the CVCA Athletic Office

Athletic spirit wear can be bought anytime through our CVCA Royals Online Store. In addition, many of our teams will have sport-specific offerings at the beginning of their season.

Medical clearance via a current Sports Physical must be on file with the CVCA Athletic Office to participate in a sport. 

In conjunction with Summa Health, Sports Physicals will be held at CVCA on Thursday, May 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. These physicals will be valid for the entire 2023-2024 school year. Bring a copy of your completed PPE form from your FinalForms account. The cost is $20.

CVCA partners with FinalForms, an online form and data management service, that allows parents to complete and sign athletic participation forms for their students. Because FinalForms saves data season-to-season and year-to-year, you will never need to enter the same information twice. Sport Registration for the 2023-2024 school year will open on May 1, 2023.

When participation interest exceeds the capacity of a team, tryouts and cuts will be held. Sport registration is not a guarantee of participation.


Cross Country (B&G)Cross Country* (B&G)
Golf (B&G)Golf* (B)
Soccer (B&G)Soccer (B&G)
Tennis (G)Volleyball (G)
Volleyball (G)


Basketball (B&G)Basketball* (B&G)
Bowling (B&G)
Swimming (B&G)


Lacrosse (B&G)Lacrosse (Boys)
BaseballVolleyball (G) (6th Grade Only)
Track & Field (B&G)Track & Field (B&G)
Tennis (Boys)

B=Boys; G=Girls           *Available for 6th Grade


Middle school fall sports try-out and practice information will be provided during the summer. All students who wish to participate in CVCA sports must have a Final Forms account, have a recent physical, and complete all the necessary Final Forms documentation.


High school fall sports begin official practices on August 1. Some sports may have summer workouts. All students who wish to participate in CVCA sports must have a Final Forms account, have a recent physical, and complete all the necessary Final Forms documentation.

CVCA Summer Camps

CVCA offers summer camps for children ages 7-16. Led by CVCA coaches and varsity athletes, campers enjoy learning new skills and making new friends in a Christ-centered environment. Space is limited, so please register by the Friday before each camp begins.

In addition to our sports and drama camps, music lessons will be offered on the CVCA campus this summer for students in grades K-12. All classes are six sessions long and led by CVCA music instructor, Mrs. Jennifer Moore. 

If you have any questions as you prepare to join our school family, feel free to contact our Admissions team at 330-929-0575, ext. 221.