Your Questions Answered
Is CrossPointe affiliated with a church?
CrossPointe is not affiliated with a church. We are an independent Christian school and have more than 25 different churches represented in the student body. You can read our Statement of Faith here [link to document].
As stated in our handbook, we believe it is the divinely appointed role of the parent to spiritually raise the children entrusted to them by God. A CrossPointe teacher’s role in answering any questions of faith that students may pose is to encourage students to search the Scriptures with their parents for answers.
Is CrossPointe accredited?
Yes. As an independent, private, college-preparatory PreK-12 Christian School in Central Arkansas, CrossPointe Preparatory is committed to providing the best education possible to the CPP student body. CrossPointe holds accreditation with Cognia, a non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools across America and the world. In addition, CrossPointe is accredited/certified by the National Association of University Model ® Schools [link].
Will we be the only family attending CrossPointe and not living in Searcy?
Absolutely not! Presently we serve families from 15 cities in Craighead, Faulkner, Prairie, White, and Woodruff Counties: Augusta, Austin, Bebee, Bald Knob, Cabot, Higginson, Judsonia, Jonesboro, Kensett, McRae, Mt. Vernon, Pleasant Plains, Rose Bud, Searcy, and Velvet Ridge.
How much is tuition at CrossPointe?
CrossPointe tuition is a great value compared to other private schools in Central Arkansas. You can find a breakdown of current tuition and fees here [link to section of website].
Helping several families partner with CPP in the education of their children during the 2022-23 school year, ACE scholarship awards went to 43 students for a total amount of $91,115, and CrossPointe offered over $8,000 in scholarships.
In addition to scholarship money, CPP awarded a total of $28,145 in family discounts to families with three or more children attending.
CrossPointe encourages families to apply for ACE scholarships here.
Are CrossPointe teachers certified?
CrossPointe’s faculty is composed of gifted and talented individuals who are committed Christians and masters of the content in their respective fields. The faculty is dedicated to the highest professional standards, striving to challenge students to reach their greatest potential. Experienced instructors conduct courses utilizing lecture, dialogue, shared inquiry, Socratic, laboratory and studio methods.
- 100% of the K-12th faculty possess a Bachelor’s degree
- 1/3 of the K-12th faculty hold either a Master’s or Ph.D. degree
Do I, as a parent, need any specialized training to oversee at-home (satellite) school days?
CrossPointe provides the lead instruction with professional teachers. Your child’s teacher will provide weekly communication via an assignment sheet and other support to help you guide your child toward success. We also provide parent training sessions before school starts in the fall to prepare you for the year ahead.
I love the support, encouragement, and friendships we have experienced at CrossPointe. The community is what sets our school apart!
Is CrossPointe a homeschool cooperative?
CrossPointe is a University-Model school, which is different from homeschool co-ops in several ways. We provide professional instruction at school while partnering with parents to complete assignments, reading, and projects at home. As a parent in our model, you won’t be responsible for selecting curriculum or planning lessons–our qualified faculty and administration will provide you with everything you need to be successful on your at-home learning days. To learn more about University-Model® schools, check out the University-Model Schools International website. You can also learn more about our weekly schedule on our ____page [link to section of website].
Are the at-home days “free” time?
Just as students at the college level are required to work on assignments outside of the classroom, CrossPointe utilizes a similar approach. Satellite days are school days where students may work with a parent or independently at home, with a classmate at a library, or with a study group at an off-site location. Schoolwork is assigned by the CrossPointe instructor to be fulfilled by students on the satellite days. The purpose of the University-Model® school is to help students excel at time management and become independent learners outside the classroom. Research has shown this model produces a high level of success for students at college.
Do you offer sports at CrossPointe?
CrossPointe presently offers competitive Archery for 7th -12th grade. In the fall of 2023, we are slated to begin offering a 5-10k fitness class for 7th -12th grade students. Students in this class will be conditioning themselves to run in two 5-10k races each semester as a group. We are also slated to begin basketball in the fall of 2023. We are exploring ways to add additional avenues for students to participate in athletics.
CrossPointe also offers FLL Robotics for 5th – 8th grade and has won many awards in competitions in previous years.
Which days will my student attend school at CrossPointe?
In grades PreK-6, our University-Model® schedule provides two days per week of at-school instruction (central classroom instruction) and three days at home (called satellite classroom) . Students in these grades attend school on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Students in grades 7-12 spend three days per week in the central classroom and two days learning in the satellite classroom. These students attend the central classroom on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
What will my student's day at school look like?
When students are at school, their day looks just like you would expect at a school with a traditional schedule. Our elementary students spend time each day learning math, English/language arts, history, Bible, science, and a variety of enrichment classes. They participate in an all school time called LIFE (Living Intentionally for Eternity) and enjoy lunch and recess with their friends.
Junior high and high school students have a schedule of 6-7 class periods with core classes meeting three times a week and electives meeting twice a week. They also participate in an all school time called LIFE (Living Intentionally for Eternity) and enjoy lunch with their friends. They attend classes in math, English, history, science, foreign language, other graduation requirements, and electives.
Can my student participate in musical groups at CrossPointe?
It is said that music feeds the soul. When we participate in music making we reflect the order, beauty, and diversity of God’s creation. We have been blessed at CrossPointe with talented individuals that guide and instruct our students in their personal capabilities to produce music. Dr. Brooks instructs our Junior High and High School Voice Ensembles, and Mrs. Keese works with our elementary students. Mrs. Shannon Foust has blessed our students with instruction for violin and cello in our Strings class.
Our students also love the performing arts! Our Christian Communicators class is much like a drama class with an emphasis on becoming confident in taking the stage for Christ.
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