Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission of Crossroads Charter Schools?

Crossroads 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 are growing each year. This current school year 2016-17 we have grades K-8.

For next school year, 2017-18 we will have grades K-9.

We will continue to add a grade each year until Crossroads Charter Schools serves K-12th grade.

What is extended school day and extended school year?

In August, the school hours are 8:00-3:00.  The remainder of the year, the school hours are 8:00 -4:00.  We have a total of 194 school days, approximately 20 more days than your average public school.  Students spend 34% more time than a traditional school through our extended school day and extended school year calendar.  Our extended school day and year allows us to offer daily STEM, bi-weekly Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Physical Education and multiple off site learning expeditions throughout the year.

Do you provide transportation services?

Yes. We provide bus transportation to students within our priority zone (State Line to Prospect and the Missouri River to 39th Street) and a few other locations based on need.

How much does the school cost?

As a public charter school, Crossroads Charter Schools are free and open to all students who reside within the district boundaries of Kansas City Public Schools.

How does the lottery process work?

  • Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1.
  • In order to be included in the lottery, completed applications must be received before March 1.  If current students do not turn in their re-enrollment application before March 1, then they lose their priority status.
  • All families must live within the Kansas City Public School District boundaries.  Of these families those that live or work in our priority zone (State Line to Prospect and the Missouri River to 39th Street) receive priority in our enrollment lottery.  We also give priority to siblings of currently enrolled students.
  • Priority means that on our lottery day, we will first pull names of those students that qualify for priority.  If there are any remaining spots after all priority students have been pulled, then we will pull from those that do not qualify for priority enrollment.
  • Families selected for a spot through the lottery will be notified via email (or phone if no email address is given).  Families have two days to accept the enrollment spot.
  • For the waitlist, we pull names that were not selected in the lottery and place in order of drawing.  Families on the waitlist will be notified of their number on the waitlist once the lottery is completed.
  • If a spot opens up, we will contact the next family on the waitlist.  Families have two days to accept the open spot.
  • If you do not get a spot on our lottery date, please do not be discouraged.  We often pull names off our waitlist over the summer and into the fall.

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 Blended Learning model allows teachers to assign online lessons based on student need.  Students are able to work on skills/concepts at their level and meet with the teacher in small groups for additional learning time.  We also offer reading and math tutoring through our full time interventionists that work with students who need additional support.  Our full-time enrichment teacher works with students in grades 3rd -7th that need a more challenging curriculum and our full time special education teacher works with students with special needs.  During our 2:30-4:00pm timeframe we provide a Response To Intervention (RTI) program for all students.  Whether a student is struggling or needs more of a challenge, we provide small group instruction and online tutoring support.

How do you use Downtown amenities?

We use Barney Allis Plaza as our playground and 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.  Each of our schools have an optional Before and After School program. Hours vary by school location. Fees are based on family income.

At Crossroads Academy- Central Street before care is offered 7:00am-8:00am and after care is offered 4:00pm-5:00pm.


Are uniforms required?

Yes.  At Crossroads Academy – Central Street students are required to wear a white, yellow, or red polo shirt and navy or khaki pants, shorts, or skirts.  Students must wear tennis shoes every day for physical activities.  Polo shirts with the school logo may be purchased through our Parent Advisory Committee.

How do I find out about upcoming events, school closures, etc?

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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 also available online and must be received prior to March 1 in order to be included in the lottery.  Applications may be emailed to or dropped off/mailed to 1011 Central, KCMO 64105.  For questions, please contact the school at 816.221.2600.

What paperwork do I need for enrollment?

Initially, only the basic information on the enrollment application is required.  However, if you qualify for priority, you must also submit proof of residency and/or employment within our priority zone along with your enrollment application.  If we do not have proof of priority, your child’s application will go into the non-priority drawing.  After the lottery, families with students randomly selected for enrollment will need to submit proof of residency, immunization records, and birth certificate.


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.