Individual Academic and Career Plans (ICAP)

Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs) is a required multi-year process that guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and post-secondary opportunities. Starting in sixth grade and continuing throughout high school, students create and update an ongoing plan, supported by adults, in career interests, goal setting, college opportunities, financial aid, and skills that increase academic success. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and college ready.

College & Career Center

The Crossroads Preparatory Academy College and Career Center provides a variety of resources for college and career planning.  It is a place where students can come to obtain information on four-year colleges, community colleges and universities, testing and test preparation, Military Information, financial aid and scholarships, career possibilities and college majors’ descriptions.

In addition to scheduled appointments, students are welcome to come to the College and Career Center before school, lunch, and after school to utilize resources. 

Click here to meet the staff, see the calendar for events, scholarship opportunities and more resources for CPA students and families.

Seal of Biliteracy

Crossroads Charter Schools has been approved for the Seal of Biliteracy Program by DESE. This is a great honor and opportunity for our students. The Seal of BiLiteracy acknowledges students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. By recognizing the bilingual abilities of our students, Crossroads Charter Schools values the cultural and linguistic diversity of our community. This program encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors our students’ language acquisition skills, and is an attractive addition for future employers and college admissions offices. Students will receive a high school transcript and diploma noting the Biliteracy achievement that many colleges, universities and jobs will recognize and honor. 

Click here for more information including the application process.

Graduation Requirements

The minimum graduation requirements for graduation from Crossroads Preparatory Academy includes:


Crossroads Charter Schools’ Athletics Program provides our scholars with educational experiences and learning outcomes that contribute toward the development of good citizenship.

One objective of school athletics is to serve as an extension of the classroom. There are strong lessons to be learned and high standards to meet of sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity. It is up to us to provide the direction and constant vigilance under which good sportsmanship can prosper and have a positive impact on our children, the leaders of tomorrow.

According to research, when students are involved in extracurricular activities, they perform better academically, they are 4 times more likely to attend college, and more likely to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our athletic program is a great opportunity for
students to experience these positive benefits!

Our high school scholars participate in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) in these competitive sports:

For more info on the ’23-’24 winter sports schedules for CPA, please click here.

Questions about Crossroads athletics? Please contact Jose Torres, Athletic Director, at


CPA is officially a full member of Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA)! MSHSAA promotes the value of participation, sportsmanship, team play, and personal excellence to develop citizens who make positive contributions to their community and support the democratic principles of our state and nation. MSHSAA governs student eligibility for participation in many extra-curricular activities. Also, MSHAA has released an updated sports physical form ( MSHSAA-PPE-MH-SSMB ) for the upcoming school year.

Crossroads Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free 7th-12th grade charter school located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Principal: Felisha Harper
Assistant Principal: Tammecca Maxwell
Assistant Principal: Larry Washington

Building on our success with Crossroads Academy – Central Street and Crossroads Academy – Quality Hill, both of which have generated a groundswell of demand from the community, Crossroads Charter Schools opened Crossroads Preparatory Academy in downtown Kansas City in August 2018! Crossroads Preparatory Academy opened with 190 scholars in 7th – 10th grade.

Crossroads Charter Schools was founded with the intent of reducing the gap between the number of “high quality seats” in classrooms within the Kansas City Public School boundaries, and the number of children seeking those seats. In our short history, our students have made strong academic gains and our school has built an excellent reputation among the community as a place of high quality instruction and innovation in

The Crossroads Preparatory Academy model puts the students in the driver’s seat of their learning, anchoring personalized, project-based learning experiences within the “Downtown KC” classroom. The school offers a full complement of academically rigorous courses, electives, and extracurricular activities.

All students who graduate 6th grade from Crossroads Charter Schools have guaranteed admission into Crossroads Preparatory Academy and additional openings will be available for students across the downtown region and KCPS boundaries. With our welcoming school culture we seek to foster a diverse student population that reflects the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of our larger community.

The founding class began courses in fall 2017 as Crossroads High School in our temporary home in the Park University Downtown Campus within Commerce Tower. Crossroads announced the name change to Crossroads Preparatory Academy at the same time we announced the permanent home for the school – The Thayer building located at 816 Broadway.

Together with our downtown community, Crossroads Charter Schools is making a significant impact in downtown Kansas City. We are excited and humbled by the opportunity to extend the opportunities of a Crossroads education to students in the upper grades.

Hello, Crossroads Family and Community!

My name is Felisha Harper. Many of you may know me as a former teacher and administrator of Crossroads Preparatory Academy where I worked 4 years before relocating to Nashville, TN. It is with great pleasure that I returned to Kansas City and the Crossroads community as the principal of CPA!

For those of you who do not know me- here is a little about myself: I am from a small military town 4 hours south of Kansas City. After high school, I attended Drury University and worked full time while raising my son. In 2012, I graduated with my bachelors degree in English and it was then that I decided to substitute within the local school district. I immediately fell in love with all things education and made the decision to move to Kansas City to begin my career after graduating with my master’s degree in education. My first year in education, I taught with the Kansas City Public School district as a 7th grade English teacher. Through a close friend I heard about Crossroads, the mission and commitment to educational equity and was inspired to make the transition from the traditional public school sector into the charter world. In my first stint at Crossroads, I taught for three years where I served as a Grade Level Lead before moving into the Dean of Students/Athletic Director role.

Outside of teaching I love to travel, listen to music-both studio and live, watch documentaries, spend time with my family and brunch! I love nature and hip coffee shops. I enjoy walks in my favorite Kansas City neighborhoods and hanging out with my son.

I am also deeply grateful for all the existing relationships I have within the community and look forward to building new ones.

Yours Truly,
Felisha R. Harper
Crossroads Prep Academy Principal