- For Parents
The Crossroads student is a healthy 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 academics remain our primary focus, we understand that many secondary issues such as organizational and social skills difficulties often accompany a learning difference. At Crossroads School we directly address these issues both in the classroom and during non-academic times. We do so in multiple ways ranging from direct teaching of skills to modeling and role playing. In addition, a positive reinforcement system is used throughout the school.
Most students attend Crossroads School for two to five years and are successful when transitioning to more conventional schools.
Typical Diagnoses Include:
*We are unable to serve students with significant behavioral or emotional issues.
While each of our students has some form of a learning difference, we hold fast to the belief that we all have differences of some kind and 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 the tasks at hand, their differences become unique gifts. It is well documented that students who have learned compensatory skills also develop exceptional abilities in the areas of creativity, flexibility, perseverance and compassion.
At Crossroads we are “proud of our differences” and model that pride every day. Our goal is for our students to become their “own best expert.”