C.A.P.A. has worked in collaboration with multiple organizations in Northeast Ohio to help promote our mission and to bring in speakers on relevant topics aimed at examining the underlying risk and protective factors that influence unhealthy decision making.
The City of Brecksville was founded in 1811. It was incorporated as a village under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1921 and attained City status in 1960 by virtue of its population exceeding 5,000. It is located in Cuyahoga County in northeastern Ohio, in the heart of rolling woodlands approximately fifteen miles south of the City of Cleveland.
Mayor Jerry N. Hruby is the only mayor to be elected to six consecutive four-year terms since Brecksville became a village in 1921.
Brecksville’s wooded hills and ravines that lace the area help define its neighborhoods. As a result, every resident is close to natural beauty that has always been a hallmark of Brecksville living.
The Chippewa Indians originally occupied the land that is now Broadview Heights. The first white man to settle here was Seth Paine who, in 1811, was sent here as a surveyor by Colonel John Breck. Col. Breck's land included what is now known as Brecksville, Broadview Heights, and North Royalton. In 1926, the residents in what is now Broadview Heights petitioned for and received incorporation for the Village of Broadview Heights in 1927. Descendants of some of our pioneer families still live in Broadview Heights.
Elected in 2008, Mayor Sam Alai has been involved in all aspects of the city and school district.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District is comprised of the entire city of Brecksville, most of Broadview Heights, and a small segment of North Royalton. The district population approximates 25,000.
Approximately 4,500 students are enrolled in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District and attend classes in our one high school (9-12), one middle school (6-8), one intermediate school (4-5) and three elementary schools (K-3). High school students may attend the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, which is located in Brecksville.
Student achievement is evident throughout the school system. For more than a decade, School Match, a national consulting firm, has ranked the district in the top ten percent of all school districts in the nation. Likewise, Cleveland Magazine routinely ranks the district as one of the top suburban districts in the area. For the past 52 consecutive years, Brecksville-Broadview Heights seniors have qualified as National Merit Scholars. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District has received the highest possible rating on the state-mandated District Report Card since its debut in 2000.
Due to the district’s scores and academic growth rate in student achievement on the Ohio Achievement Tests and the Ohio Graduation Tests, the district earned for the second time possible the newest and now highest rating of “Excellent with Distinction.”
CVCC is not only one of the finest career/technical schools in the State of Ohio, but also in the entire United States. CVCC offers 30 career/technical programs to high school juniors and seniors, along with rigorous academics that are integrated into many of our career/technical programs. CVCC is a full service center with programs and services that include adult education, career development and employer services, offering the opportunity to quickly gain the skills and education to ensure you reach your career goals.
Partnership for a
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District, the cities of Brecksville and Broadview Heights and the clergy of both communities initiated a partnership in order "to promote conversation about qualities essential to the lives of those living in a healthy community". The partnership is encouraging community members to engage in conversations about a specific quality each month.