1. How much homework is given?
On average, middle school students should expect 20-30 minutes of homework per class each night. Upper schoolers should expect 45 minutes of homework per class each night. For older students who elect to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses, they should expect even more of a homework load. Classes do not meet every day therefore some nights there will be more homework than others. Longer reading assignments are sometimes assigned on nights when classes will not meet the following day to give students more time to complete assignments.
2. What is the academic program like?
Our upper school program is taught in a traditional college preparatory manner. We encourage hands-on, student-centered learning and our teachers are dynamic and innovative. Students complete six years of science, math, English, and social studies. We require each student to take two years of a world language.
3. Do you have a counseling department?
Yes! We have a wonderful counseling team comprised of our College Counselor, our Guidance Counselor and our Learning Strategist.
4. What are the faculty members like?
Our faculty members are dedicated individuals who possess a love not only for teaching, but also for learning. Our teachers are constantly attending workshops and conferences in their fields for enrichment and enjoy diversifying their teaching styles. They are interesting, diverse, and seek to educate the whole child. More than two-thirds of our faculty members hold advanced degrees or are working towards it.
5. How long is the school day?
The school building is open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. There is no extra fee associated with before or after school hours. School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
6. Is there a dress code at Crossroads College Prep?
Our emphasis is on academics, yet we are also a community. Part of being in a community is respecting all constituents of that community while maintaining individuality. Students are expected to dress appropriately and comfortably.
7. What is expected of me as a parent?
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to become a part of the community through involvement in various activities. There is a Parent Ambassador Program that meet throughout the year. Please inquire about this once your child enrolls for more information. There are many opportunities for parents to participate in various parent coffees, Open Houses, potlucks, sports competitions and other school-related events hosted by different groups. Parents are also expected to contribute financially to our Annual Giving Campaign. Tuition alone does not cover the cost per child to attend Crossroads College Prep thus contributing in this manner is vitally important to the health and well being of the school.
8. What about students with learning disabilities?
Crossroads College Prep admits students from a range of different schools and educational backgrounds. Our Learning Strategist ensures that our students who qualify for accommodations are getting what they
9. What athletics are offered and when are practices/games?
Middle School (grades 7 & 8)
In the fall, Boys Soccer and Girls’ Volleyball are offered. In the winter, we offer Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball. In the spring, we offer Boys’ Baseball and Girls’ Soccer. Middle school sports practices occur during the school day 3-4 times per week at designated P.E. periods. Some competitions occur during the week, but most are on the weekend.
Upper School (grades 9 – 12)
In the fall, we offer Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Tennis, and Girls’ Volleyball. In the winter, we offer Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball at the ninth grade, junior varsity, and varsity level. In the spring, we offer Girls’ Soccer and Boys’ Baseball. High school sports practices and games typically occur immediately after school daily and sometimes on weekends.
11. I am not great at sports. Can I still play on a team?
At Crossroads College Prep, we have a no-cut policy, meaning there are no try-outs for teams. Our teams are very competitive and a commitment on the part of the student is expected at all games and practices, regardless of playing time. On average, about 80% of our student body participates in at least one interscholastic sport. Our teams have earned numerous conference and district titles, and more than 30 athletes were recognized as All-Conference, All-District, and All-State players, including two that were named Player of the Year in the SCAA.
12. Did You Know?
- Our students come from 45 different zip codes and more than 55 elementary schools including public, parochial and private. 6% of our students come from foreign countries.
- 100% of the class of 2015 received merit-based college scholarships.
- More than 50% of our families receive financial assistance.