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Vision Statement

Fostering an environment for students to become citizens of honor and self-discipline who are committed to independent thinking and service to others.

 

Mission Statement

To provide personalized education that empowers students to realize their genius.

 

Our Promise

Preparing students for life. CCS is committed to providing an education that is challenging and responsive to individual goals and needs, which are assessed and met through a variety of empowering support programs.

 

School Motto

Teaching the Mind and Training the Heart.

 

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

At Crossroads Christian School, we value a learning environment that considers individual student needs.  The heart and soul of the school is a combined partnership with families and community to provide student-centered education that balances academic excellence with physical, spiritual, social and emotional well-being.

CCS is a private, Christian school that provides a one-on-one and small group learning environment with on-campus classes meeting two to four days per week and at-home learning occurring on the alternate days.

Through success coaching, we create a learning plan tailored to each student’s personal learning style, pace, schedule, and career goals.

Parents regarded as the final authority in course selection.

Parents remain an integral partner in the academic process.

Technology-rich environment

Active learning strategies and guidance, which improve learning, support knowledge retention, and raise achievement.

Blended learning environment

Academics – core subjects. Course selections.

Electives – wide variety in both content and format.

Extra-curricular – sports, band, dance, interest clubs, formals—all locally available.

Support functions – mentoring, standardized testing (optional), guidance counseling, success coaching, campus discipleship, intervention.  

CCS Events – graduation, Senior Night formal, college and technical school campus visits, and more!

Whether face-to-face, virtual or blended instruction, our interactive lessons, engaging videos, and one-to-one tutoring alleviates the burden of parents thinking they will carry the load of instruction.

With complete comprehensive K-12 curriculum, CCS meets the unique needs of each learner and customizes a specific plan to fit your needs, your lifestyle, and your learning!  

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State Requirements: Homeschooling in Texas

As CCS is a private school, our students fall under the homeschool umbrella.  CCS meets the state requirements for instruction & curriculum:

  • The instruction must be bona fide (i.e., legitimate).
  • The curriculum must be in visual form (e.g., books, workbooks, video monitor).
  • The curriculum must include the five basic subjects of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and good citizenship.

Because homeschools in Texas are private schools and are not regulated by the state, CCS Homeschool students have unlimited opportunities for coursework and electives. In order to ensure that CCS Homeschool students have comparable accountability and privileges as the students in the traditional setting, Crossroads Christian School has set the necessary standards to keep the program accountable.

 

The Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) provides a wealth of information for the homeschool community free of charge. Additionally, THSC members receive benefits, including free legal assistance, free state conventions, discounts on magazines, programs, and services, free publications and more.  CCS encourages each family to explore the THSC and consider membership as this organization protects parental freedoms and fights for our right to homeschool in the State of Texas. 

Common Q&A's
from THSC website

THSC definition of a home schooled student:
A home schooled student predominantly receives instruction in a general, elementary or secondary education program that is provided by the parent—or a person standing in parental authority—in or through the child’s home [Texas Education Code 29.916 (a)].

The parent or person standing in parental authority might contract with outside sources in order that the student receives additional instruction. For example, a private tutor, co-op class or a college class. However, this source or these sources do not circumvent the parent’s role in determining the overall success or failure of the student.

Home school group:
All home school groups on our list seek to serve families who meet the definition of home schooling. This means their children participate in the group, but the group will not attempt to become an authority over the student’s education, per the definition of home schooling. THSC Partner Groups meet criteria as defined on THSC Types of Groups.

Private school:
Private school is a broad category of describing any non-public school. This includes traditional accredited private schools that require daily attendance and tuition, unaccredited private schools which are similar but not subject to the same accreditation requirements, home schools which are a type of private school but not regulated the same way as other types of private school, and other options that are a hybrid of these different types. For example, in a university model school, a student might attend the school 2-3 days per week and then be schooled at home for the rest of the week.

“Good citizenship” is usually taken to mean civics. Public schools teach one semester of civics, usually in the senior year of high school. Teaching U.S. and Texas history, government (theoretical and practical), the Pledge of Allegiance, and similar activities will also help meet this requirement. CCSI provides the curriculum to meet this requirement.

Absolutely not! Home schools in Texas are private schools, and private schools are not regulated by the state. The school district has no authority to approve curricula used by private schools.

Yes. Home schools in Texas are private schools. (See Leeper Case Decisions.) Private schools are not regulated by the state of Texas. There are no requirements, such as teacher certification or curriculum approval. The ruling of the Leeper case states that a parent “or one standing in parental authority” may educate a child.

Home schools in Texas are private schools and are not regulated by the state. No minimum hours are required. Consider the time spent in advisory, study hall, electives, PE, and passing periods.  You will probably find that your student can accomplish more work in a shorter period of time than a public school child if for no other reason than not having to stand in line, wait for roll call, and the like.

The Texas Education Code requires that public schools meet 180 days per year; public school students must attend 170 days/year. This ruling applies to public schools only. Home schools in Texas are private schools, and the state of Texas does not regulate the number of days per year that private schools must be in session or the number of days a student must attend.

Although the state of Texas does not require testing of private school students, many parents give their children annual tests using nationally normed achievement tests.

Home schools in Texas are private schools and are not regulated by the state. Therefore, home schools, just as other private schools, set their own graduation standards. There is no minimum age requirement for graduation.

 

Home schools in Texas are private schools and are not regulated by the state. Therefore, home schools, just as other private schools, set their own graduation standards. There is no minimum age requirement for graduation.

When a student meets the requirements set by his school for graduation, he may receive a diploma.

Yes. Some colleges and universities are friendlier toward home schoolers than others, so some will be easier to work with. In Texas, state colleges are required to accept a home school graduate’s diploma and transcript and to treat a home school graduate just as they would any other applicant. Home school graduates are accepted at most colleges and universities around the nation, and are even recruited by many.

Yes, it is legal. Home schools in Texas are private schools, and, as such, students attending them are exempt from compulsory school attendance laws. The only requirements in the state of Texas are that you pursue in a bona fide manner a basic curriculum of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and a study in good citizenship.

CCS is a THSC partner group.

 

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