Crossroads Charter Schools is a network of 3 schools which offer a dynamic K-12 education in the heart of downtown Kansas City.
The network began in 2012 with just one school, “Crossroads Academy” which offered a unique learning model utilizing downtown Kansas City as an extended campus for learning. In its five years of serving children the school has grown academically and nearly tripled in size. In 2016 a second school was added, "Crossroads Academy- Quality Hill" opened to 186 Kindergarten through third graders and will eventually grow to 422 students in Kindergarten through eighth graders.
Crossroads Charter schools will open Crossroads High School in Downtown Kansas City in the fall of 2018. The high school will begin in a temporary location for two years while the permanent high school building is under construction. Crossroads High School will grow to enroll 500 students at capacity. In addition, enrollment at both elementary schools will grow to 422 students at each location. In the year 2025 all schools will be at capacity and collectively serve 1,344 students in grades K-12.
In 2015 Crossroads Academy was rated the highest performing charter school in the state of Missouri on the state's Annual Performance Report (APR) with a score of 98.6%. In 2016 the school matched the APR score of 98.6% for the second consecutive year.
Crossroads Charter Schools offer a unique model that emphasizes community engagement and 21st Century Learning. We bring our students outside into the downtown community whenever possible to experience learning in the real world. As active community members our students go to daily recess at Barney Allis Plaza in downtown, and visit the Central Library every week. We hold student performances at downtown theaters, and we frequent downtown galleries, parks, and businesses. Project-based learning units bring students into real world experiences to solve real problems. Whenever possible we welcome professionals of our downtown community into our school as guest speakers or volunteers to share their expertise with students.