Academic Expectations

Homework

Homework is a positive reinforcement of learned skills as well as a building block toward student responsibility. Parental support and cooperation is a vital component in ensuring its effectiveness. Every teacher will provide homework as part of the students’ personalized learning plan.

 

Please keep in mind these key points:

 

Students should communicate and voice any questions or concerns regarding the work.

Teachers will assign homework and projects and will provide additional support as needed.

Parents/Guardians should provide a quiet spot for students to do their schoolwork and to teach the student how to balance extracurricular activities.

 

Make – Up Work

All students who miss class for any reason are required to make up work they missed.

Students have two days upon returning to meet with teachers to receive missed work.
All make up work must be returned within 1 week of pick-up.

AFTER TWO DAYS, MAKE UP WORK WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT AND WILL RESULT IN A ZERO.

Students may meet with teachers at 2:20 or by special appointment, not during class time. Students will sign out made up work and sign it back in when returned. Be sure to ask for the sign out book.

Students with excused absences (notes) may make up work for full credit. Unexcused absences may make up work for half credit (50 percentage points).

Tests, Quizzes, and Projects are subject to special regulations; see your teacher for details.

 

Testing

All students are assessed upon entering Crossroads via STAR so that current reading and math levels can be captured. Students will be tested on reading and math levels again, mid-year, and at the end of the school year.

Students who are in the 7th grade cohort will take the PSSA: ELA, Math and Science in April.

Students who are in the 9th grade cohort will take the Algebra 1 Keystone in May.

Crossroads Accelerated Academy Curriculum

Crossroads Academy adheres to the Pennsylvania Common Core Curriculum, which includes instruction in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies/ History
  • Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Electives

Overage 7th graders will receive instruction in 7th grade classes in a traditional setting:

English 7

Writing 7

Math 7

 Science 7

Social Studies 7

Physical Education

Family and Consumer Science

Complete individualized remediation online (I-Ready)

 

Upon successful completion of the 7th grade program, students will be placed in the 8th/9th grade acceleration program the following September. Please note, overage 7th graders will remain at Crossroads for 2 years to complete the accelerated program.

Overage 8th graders will receive instruction in 9th grade classes in a traditional setting:

 English 1

Algebra 1

Environmental Science

General Science

Writing through Film

World History

Physical Education

Family and Consumer Science

Complete 8th grade online (I-Ready)

Upon successful completion of the one-year program, students will begin 10th grade for the 2020- 2021 school year.

 

 

Grading Policy

The grading system is as follows:

 

Classwork                                           30%

Homework                                         10%

Exams/Quizzes                                  20%

Essays/Labs/Projects                       30%

I-ready                                               10%