- For Parents
The Crossroads student is a child who has at least one form of a learning difference and is unable to learn well within a traditional school setting. Crossroads students come from a wide range of backgrounds, skill levels and previous school experiences. While placing academics is our primary focus, we understand that many secondary issues such as organizational and social skills difficulties accompany a learning difference. Most students attend Crossroads School for two to five years and are successful when transitioning to more traditional schools.
Typical diagnoses are:
*We are unable to serve students with significant behavioral or emotional issues.
While all of our students have some learning differences, we hold fast to the belief that we all have differences of some kind or another and that it is these differences that make us who we are. Having learning differences does hamper traditional learning; however, once a student has learned to successfully complete tasks at hand, these differences are gifts at hand. It is well documented that students who have learned compensatory skills developed exceptional their abilities to problem solve, be flexible, have perseverance and be compassionate.
We at Crossroads are “proud of our differences” and model that pride every day. Our goal is for our students to become their “own best expert”.