Imagine getting up to go to school tomorrow, and knowing without a doubt that you will be miserable. That you won’t be able to do the work your teachers expect; that kids will bully you; that you’ll feel stupid all day. Imagine begging your parents to stay home, but knowing you’ll have to go. . . every day for what feels like forever, with no hope that anything will ever change. Imagine believing that you are, and always will be, a failure—though no one may ever have told you directly, that’s the message you’ve gotten for years. This is the experience of students who fall through the cracks of our traditional schools, whether because of learning disabilities, or difficult home lives, or even simply because they learn best in ways that don’t “fit” in traditional schools.
Crossroads School gives students like this the opportunity to attend classes that meet them where they are, where they feel like teachers care about them and have time for them, where they can find success. At Crossroads School, teachers get to know each student, give them lessons that are at their level, and coach them one-on-one to really learn. Students don’t move on until they earn at least a B—sometimes for the first time in their lives. They find success in one small thing, and gain confidence to try the next thing. You have given this experience to struggling students. For only $4, you can provide empowering education for one student for one class.
Crossroads School provides empowering education to students every day, but we can’t do it without you! As a private school, we receive no federal or state funding. And our minimal tuition covers only 10% of the cost, because we want a Crossroads education to be an option for every student, no matter what their financial situation. Without the support of our community—including you—we can’t continue to offer this individualized, relational, empowering education. Thank you for helping to make this empowering education possible, one class at a time!