Crossroads Christian School - Lakeland

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Basic Information

Address: 615 Old Polk City Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
County: Polk
Phone Number: 863-859-0848
Fax Number: 863-858-0963

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Crossroads Christian School - Lakeland
Crossroads Christian School - Lakeland
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Additional Information

President: Rich Wead
School Type: private, K-12, special education, Christian
Founded: 2009
Ages/Grades: K-12
School Setting:

Located in Crestview Baptist Church. Crossroads is a non-denominational, private Christian school.

School Size: 2 Elementary, 2 Middle, and 2 High classes currently
Student/Teacher Ratio: Average of 12:1

Traditional - $8,000

Financial Aid:

Florida Scholarships - McKay, Step Up For Students, Gardiner (PLSA), AAA


McGraw Hill for Language Arts/Reading and Social Studies, Apologia for Science, Globe-Fearon Pacemaker Series, AGS, Go Math, iReady for assessments

Support Services:

Private tutoring, partner with Title I, partner with ABA's when needed

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Apple laptops, Android tablets; technology is used as a supplement throughout the curriculum

Admissions Requirements:

Crossroads admits students in grades K-12 year-round and does not require an entrance examination. Our small-group, family-like atmosphere is the perfect setting for students with varying learning needs. Classes are held in small working groups with personalized instruction. 

Although each student’s tuition is individualized based on academic need, a general schedule of tuition, fees and extended payment plans are available upon request. Tuition scholarships are available through Florida’s McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Learning Disabilities, Step Up for Students for low- income families on the Free or Reduced Lunch Program and CES Scholarships for families demonstrating economic need. Each campus office can provide information on how to qualify for these scholarships. 

Crossroads Christian School does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, gender, creed, ethnic or national origin.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to uncover and develop the unique, God-given talents and abilities within each child.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Crossroads Christian Schools were founded to provide a Faith-Based education to students with varying backgrounds, needs, and goals. Each course is taught with a Faith-based moral foundation and perspective, as we strive to help students develop into productive citizens and learn to apply values of character and integrity to every aspect of their lives.

School History:

In existence since 2009, CES has a strong presence in several markets within Florida. The Broach School has a favorable reputation in Tampa, St Petersburg, Bradenton, and Zephyrhills. Crossroads Christian Schools have developed greater momentum in Lakeland and in the North Florida regions of Arlington and Fleming Island within the city of Jacksonville. The CES schools began to quickly carve out their niche within the K-12 private school space by providing an alternative approach to the traditional classroom. By maintaining smaller classrooms, employing qualified teachers skilled in assessing the student’s grade level, differentiating the instruction necessary for each individual student, and offering a variety of teaching methods and curriculum within the context of an encouraging, nurturing environment, students have found great success in the CES academic program. The majority of students who enter a Broach or Crossroads Christian School are able to catch up to a desired grade level and stay on course for graduation.

Notes/School Information:

In the classroom, CES' academic program is designed to advance its mission by providing a stimulating, family-like environment where each student can excel within small-sized classrooms. CES utilizes a variety of State of Florida recognized resources including McGraw Hill, Apologia Science, Globe-Fearon Pacemaker Series, AGS, Go Math, among others, and has developed its own proprietary Bible curriculum for the Crossroads Christian Schools. The Broach School and Crossroads Christian Schools also incorporate character education, instilling positive character traits and core values in the lives of the students.

We service students who may have Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD); Speech, Orthopedic, Language, or Other Health Impairment; Intellectual Disabilities; Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities; Dual-Sensory Impairments; Developmental Delays; and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Our standards are based on the Sunshine State standards, not Common Core. We only teach courses for which we have standards.

Each course offered in our schools is listed in a curriculum guide with the following information:

The level/grade to which the course is offered
The credit value of the course (high school only)
The major concepts and content
The intended outcomes, standards and objectives
The designated text and resource options
We use a combination of textbooks and technology (tablets, laptops, TV's)

Students will be placed in the appropriate grades by functioning level, not grade or age level, which will be determined by the student's previous year's academic history and our academic policies.

Each Principal will oversee the use of i-Ready at their respective campuses; this software will diagnose student strengths and weaknesses in both Language Arts & Math.

We will use this data to place students and track development throughout the year.

Course placement is determined not only by the previous history, but also from the results of standardized and diagnostic testing.