“Providing a Place for Success – Today and Tomorrow” is Crossroads’ vision and purpose. This vision was developed based on the conversations among Armona’s staff, administration, school board, and community members; input from other county school districts, health and social service agencies and the county office of education were also included.
The school’s mission provides an in-depth look into the expectations of Crossroads students. The mission includes:
- Crossroads provides alternative opportunities for student success.
- We believe that a partnership between home and school is vital to the education of a child.
- Technology is a necessary component of all student-learning opportunities.
- Successful students strive to be problem-solvers, critical thinkers and peacemakers.
- Students become better citizens through successful learning experiences.
- Academic rigor, immersed within a risk free environment, is critical to a student’s future success.
School-wide learner outcomes (SLO’s)
Through mastery of District and State Content Standards, Crossroads Charter Academy will prepare all students to: Be Critical and Creative Thinkers
- Identify, locate, acquire, organize, and comprehend information or data.
- Apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.
- Apply acquired skills to solve complex problems.
- Use methods, concepts and theories in new situations.
- Generalize from given facts, predict outcomes, and draw conclusions.
- Compare and discriminate between ideas and make choices based on a reasoned argument.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of originality and aesthetics.
Be Effective Workers
- Use independent learning strategies and skills to complete assignments.
- Demonstrate a strong work ethic by completing assignments and tasks as assigned.
- Use time management skills to develop timelines and meet established deadlines.
- Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate strategies to resolve differences and conflicts.
Be Effective Communicators
- Use basic communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening to effectively communicate and understand information, ideas and feelings.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills including an understanding and appreciation of audience, context, and cultural differences.
- Follow verbal and written instructions.
Demonstrate Essential Technological Skills
- Use current technology including Internet, e-mail communication, word processing programs, Power Point presentations, and other applications to access, process, communicate, store, and present information.
- Demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues involving Internet computer use.
- Recognize the increasing need for technology skills as students pursue career pathways.
Be Community Contributors
- Demonstrate civic, social, and environmental responsibility by performing public service, volunteering and being informed about civic issues.
- Participate actively as citizens in the American democratic system by registering to vote, participating in elections, paying taxes, registering for the Selective Service system, serving as a juror and fulfilling other civic responsibilities.