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tales of transformation

He enters the classroom with his head down, earbuds in, shoulders hunched –his whole body is a flashing neon light that says “DON’T TALK TO ME.” The teachers in the room call out his name and wish him a good morning, but the only response...

As an alternative school, most of the Crossing’s strength lies in the intangibles. We create an environment built on relationships with students, an environment where students who struggle in a traditional setting know and feel that they can succeed. We meet our goals of empowering...

We call the Crossing an alternative high school like it exists in a different universe (and in many ways it does), but what people don’t often realize is that this alternate universe is grounded in strong relationships with public schools and their administrators. Because public...

At the Crossing we don't just want to talk about change and transformation. We want to be a part of the effort that creates that physical transformation in our students and in our communities. We want our students to have the opportunity to take pride...

What do we do at the Crossing? Our mission statement says we empower struggling students to become contributing members of their communities through academics, job training, and faith based mentoring. Ohhhhh, that. …And how does “that” work, exactly? We empower struggling students. Kids who have a hard time learning...