FAQ

The Online Application Process

Q. How long does it take to complete the online application process?

A.  Typically, the process should take from 10-20 minutes.

Q. What if I do not have access to a computer?

A.  Please contact the school for assistance.

Q. Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful?

A.  Once the application is completed online, you will receive a generated message based on the email address you provided when you created an account.

Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account?

A.  It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered in the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.

Q. My account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account?

A.  No. You must contact the school for an administrator to assist you.

 

 

General CACS Questions

Q. Is Crossroad Academy a Gadsden District School public school?

A. Crossroad Academy and is a public, charter schools under the control of the Crossroad Academy Board of Directors of the Community & Economic Development Organization of Gadsden County, Inc. Crossroad Academy and serve the students of Gadsden County, but are doing so as public charter schools.

Q. How is Crossroad Academy going to accommodate more students in the current facility now that Crossroad Academy is expanding to K-12?

A. Crossroad Academy only serves two classes in each grade. We are planning to add additional buildings and classrooms to accommodate future students. Crossroad Academy will continue to operate as it currently is, at full capacity. We will expand one grade level each year. The high school is being started after many years of demand and requests for one.

Q. What happens if my child does not get into Crossroad Academy this year?

A. Submit an application for your child in the Crossroad Academy student application system. All applications received before the lottery deadline will be entered into the school lottery. Names will be drawn at the lottery for available spaces at Crossroad Academy. If there are not enough spaces available for all applicants, the remainder of the names placed on the waiting list. Anyone who applies after the lottery will also be placed on waiting list with equal chance. The lottery is held each year and a new waiting list is created at that time.

Q. How is the lottery conducted?

A. An external consultant conducts the lottery for each application period using Board approved criteria.

Q. What is the volunteer requirement if my child gets into Crossroad Academy? What if I have multiple children at the school?

A. The volunteer requirement is 10 hours a year per family. If you have more than one child at Crossroad Academy, you still have a 10 hour total.

Q. Will Crossroad Academy use student planners?

A. Crossroad Academy uses a student planner system for all students in grades. Planners are purchased at the beginning of the school year.

Q. Is bus transportation available for Crossroad Academy students?

A. Bus transportation is available. Please contact the district transportation office for details at 850-627-6858.

Q. I have heard that Crossroad Academy is a technology-rich school. What does that mean?

A. Crossroad Academy classrooms are equipped with technology, including interactive whiteboards, document cameras, digital projectors, and computer stations for student use. Mobile laptop carts are available for teachers to use in classroom instruction.

Q. What are the lunch options at Crossroad Academy?

A. A full school breakfast and lunch program will be provided, in conjunction with the district food service department. Currently, our food is prepared at a remote cafeteria and safely transported to our kitchen. Our food service staff serves fresh meals daily. Additional options for high school students include a well-stocked salad bar with a variety of items. EVERY student MUST complete a lunch application. Lunch applications are tied to extra funding for the school for various resources.

Q. Are Crossroad Academy students required to participate in Science Fair and History Fair?

A. Yes. Project-based learning is a strong component of the middle school program as it is an effective research-based assessment strategy.

Q. Does Crossroad Academy have lockers for students' use?

A. Lockers are used for upper elementary, and secondary school students.

What are Charter Schools?

Charter Schools are independent public schools, not private schools. As public schools, charters do not pick and choose their students. The "charter" establishing Crossroad is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, goals, students served, methods of assessment, and ways to measure success. CACS is accountable to its' sponsor-- the local school board-- to produce positive academic results and adhere to the charter contract.