Due to illness that has impacted a significant number of students at staff, the Citizens Southeast campus (CAS and CLAS) has made the decision to close school on Friday, December 13th. We want to thank our families for their understanding around the need to close school as a precautionary measure, and we also apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. With an illness that has the potential to effect many in the school, the administration has opted to close and conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the school to ensure the building is ready for students and staff to return. This process will be concluded over the weekend and school will resume as scheduled on Monday, December 16th. Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever or flu-like symptoms. Thank you for your cooperation.


Welcome to the Citizens Southeast Campus

Citizens Academy Southeast is an elementary school in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. We are also expanding to grades K-8 over the next three years, starting with 6th grade this year. We offer students and families a unique educational approach built on what we call the Citizens Way. Explore our website to learn more!

Winter Braids & Fades Event

Join 107.9 DJ Ro Digga for this completely free event! Get your child(ren) ready for the winter season with free winter gear, free haircuts and braids, snacks, community resources, and school supplies (while supplies last).

Book a Personal School Tour

Interested in enrolling and/or learning more about our schools? Book a personal tour at any of our seven campuses in Cleveland today!

Academic Excellence, Responsible Citizenship

Welcome to Citizens Academy Southeast (CAS), the newest campus of our award-winning Citizens Academy, founded in 1999. CAS opened its doors in 2014 in the Lee - Harvard neighborhood. At our school, we focus on preparing our students to be great not only as students, but as citizens. Have a look at this video about moving into our new home on Lotus Drive.


A Community Built On Virtues

The mission of Citizens Academy Southeast is to produce learners who exemplify academic excellence and responsible citizenship. Our vision is for every student to graduate from college and become a productive and civically engaged member of society.

We get their by what we call The Citizens Academy Way. We're proud of this transformative school culture that is the foundation of our success. The Citizens Academy Way (The CA Way) is a set of high academic and behavioral expectations that promote a sense of ambition, personal responsibility, and a ‘no excuses’ attitude in all of our students.