FAQ

faq1Crossroads Charter Schools prepare and inspire students
to build a better tomorrow by providing an academically rigorous K-12 education
in a creative, collaborative, community-focused environment.


Which grades do you serve?

Crossroads Charter Schools continue to grow each year.  For the 2018-19 school year, we have grades K-10th.  We will continue to add a grade each year until Crossroads Charter Schools serves K-12th grade.  

What is the August Jump Start Session?

Crossroads has a 3-week August Jump Start Session prior to the first day of school. All students are encouraged to attend as it allows additional learning opportunities and a time for students to acclimate to classroom rules and procedures. 

Do you provide transportation services?
Yes. We provide bus transportation to students who live 1-mile or more away from their designated school. 

How much does the school cost?
As a public charter school, Crossroads Charter Schools is free and open to all students who reside within the district boundaries of Kansas City Public Schools.

How does the lottery process work? 
Crossroads Charter Schools holds an annual student lottery in order to enroll new students. The lottery is held after the March 1 open enrollment deadline. In order to be included in the lottery you must submit a completed enrollment application via SchoolMint by March 1.

The lottery drawing is used to fill available spaces for enrollment. After the available spaces are filled, the remaining names go onto a wait list.

Sibling preference: Crossroads Charter Schools and its families benefit from keeping families together. For this reason, Crossroads Charter Schools offer an admissions sibling preference. To receive sibling preference in the lottery, parents or guardians must submit a completed enrollment application via SchoolMint by March 1.

Greater Downtown preference: Crossroads Charter Schools offer admissions preference to families residing within KCPS district boundaries that live or work in the Greater Downtown Area. (State Line to Prospect and the Missouri River to 39th Street) In order to receive this preference, parents or guardians must submit a completed enrollment application and upload proof of residency or employment within the priority zone via SchoolMint by March 1.

Do you use a particular curriculum or program?
We use a variety of high quality educational resources throughout the school. Our curriculum is aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and encompasses Expeditionary Learning, Project Based Learning, Project Lead the Way, and Blended Learning.

How do you provide additional academic support for students?
Our co-teaching model allows teachers to work with small groups of students on a particular skill/concept at their level.  Other students may be collaborating with their peers or working on an online platform based on student need.   We also offer reading tutoring through our full time interventionist that works with students who need additional support.  Our full-time enrichment teacher works with students in grades 3rd -8th that need a more challenging curriculum and our full time special education teacher and English Language Learners teacher work with students with identified needs.  During our daily Extended Learning Program students who need remediation receive additional small group instruction while students who need acceleration participate in enrichment activities.

How do you use Downtown amenities?
At our Central Street location we use Barney Allis Plaza as our playground, at Quality Hill we use Case Park. Both schools use the Central Library as our school library. Our students also visit the Folly Theater, Quality Hill Playhouse, The Box Gallery, Science City, City Hall and other downtown businesses as an extension of the classroom curriculum.

Is there a Before and After School Program available?
Yes, we partner with three local organizations to offer this service to our families. For more information click here.

Are uniforms required?
Yes. All students must wear navy or khaki pants, shorts, or skirts and  tennis shoes every day for physical activities.  At Crossroads Academy – Central Street students are required to wear a white, yellow, or red polo shirt.  At Crossroads Academy - Quality Hill, students are required to wear a white or blue (light, royal, navy, teal) polo shirt. At Crossroads Preparatory Academy, students are required to wear a powder blue, navy blue, or white polo shirt. 

How do I sign up for a tour and/or enroll my child?
Prospective families may sign up online for an enrollment tour through our website. Our enrollment application is available online and must be received prior to March 1 in order to be included in the lottery.

How do I submit a completed enrollment application?
Create an account on SchoolMint.
Complete an enrollment application and upload necessary documentation by March 1 to be included in the lottery.  Students who apply after March 1 will be placed on the waitlist.



Notice of Non-Discrimination: Crossroads Charter Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor prohibited by law in its programs and activities. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, or if you have inquiries regarding the school’s non-discrimination policies, please call 816.221.2600.

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