Crossroads Christian School is a private, non-profit school
(Florida Department of Education #461480) located in Florida.
We have been providing services to homeschooling families since
1998. Our graduates have attended or are attending many
universities and colleges throughout the US, as well as the
Families living in Florida
may register with CCS in lieu of their county school board.
When enrolled in CCS, the student is considered a private school
student and is not bound to Florida homeschooling laws.
This means that parents need not register nor report to their
local school board, as long as the child is registered with CCS.
Students living outside of Florida are still required to meet
the requirements put forth by their state. For information
on state laws, visit
http://www.hslda.org. CCS cannot offer legal advice.
CCS believes in giving parents the freedom to choose the
curriculum; we do not require curriculum to be purchased from us
or that a specific one be used. Parents will be able to
customize a program best suited for their child's needs.
Some children may be above or below a grade level in some
subjects, and a packaged curriculum won't work well for them.
By allowing parents to select and purchase their own materials,
it is our hope that homeschooling will be more affordable.
Parents will be able to purchase materials on sale or even used
thus reducing the financial burden.
Enrolling in CCS is easy and only requires a few moments.
It's important to know that families may enroll early to secure
their slot in the school, which will avoid any fee increases or
enrollment closures; however, the student may start classes at a
later date. Some families enroll in April or May but do not
start the new school year until September. Their
enrollment will be covered from September-to-September.
Before enrolling take time to browse through the website and
become familiar with our forms. Simply print out the
forms, complete fully, and submit via the USPS. Be sure to
include the necessary fees which may be found at
High school students will also need to submit any information
on previously earned credits. Forms are available to make
reporting such information simple.
Many schools claim their transcripts will be accepted
everywhere. This is a false promise. No school -
public or private - should ever claim their transcripts will be
accepted by all schools. School administrators - public or
private - have the right to refuse any other school's
transcripts, whether that school is public or private -
accredited or not. This is their legal right to do so.
Be wary of any school that promises you full acceptance.
CCS has been widely accepted by private and public schools
and colleges, scholarship programs, and military academies
throughout the US and abroad. We do not anticipate any
problems with our students being accepted; however, we cannot,
in good faith, promise there will never be an issue. No
school - anywhere, of any sort - can.
Because CCS allows parents to choose the curriculum that they
use, though such curriculum must be approved by CCS, we do not
desire to be a candidate for accreditation by one of the
regional USDOE agencies. In our region it would be SACS.
Using such an agency would make it necessary to require a
certain curriculum be used by all students as well as many other
restrictions, along with a much higher tuition cost.
Our ministry is to provide freedom, supervision, and
recognition for an affordable price. Our transcripts have
been recognized by major colleges, universities, scholarship
programs, and the military academies. However, if an USDOE
regionally-accredited school is what the parent desires, they
must search elsewhere as CCS shall remain focused on its
Some companies will implement policies that are overly
exclusive. For example, Hireright, one of many companies
that provide background checks of potential job applicants, only
considers graduates of regionally-accredited schools (such as
public schools) valid. Imagine all the private schools in
each city throughout the nation. Only a minute fraction of
those are regionally-accredited. This company considers
all other students to not possess a valid diploma - without
looking at transcripts or test scores.
Having worked successfully with this company for years, we
are saddened by their new policy. Hopefully it will change
in the near future once the company realizes how much it
excludes outstanding graduates. This policy excludes even
students with above average SAT/ACT scores/academic scholarships
over those who may have barely passed public school. This
is an example of how policies come and go which may or may not
affect our graduates. CCS has no control over internal
decisions of companies, such as Hireright, nor can we predict
them. Parents need to be aware that policies can be
implemented which not only affects them but many, many others.
Note to Florida Residents
- Immunizations/Public School Sports
Florida Residents are required to submit up-to-date
immunization records or signed religious waivers. The
State of Florida requires that each student enrolled in a
Florida public or private school have either an up-to-date
DH-680 Blue card or the DH-681 Religious Exemption card on file.
Both of these forms may be obtained at your local county health
department (private physicians typically have access to the
Handwritten Immunization Waiver requests are no
longer valid. The State of Florida requires form DH-681 which
must be obtained from your local county health department in
order to be in compliance due to religious convictions. Students
entering 7th grade need their "booster shots"/updated
immunizations in order to complete CCS enrollment. Concerns and objections to this
requirement should be sent to
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/. CCS cannot alter the law that
is in place.
Due to recent regulations by FSHAA, students, who attend a
private school with more than 124 students in grades 6-12, are
ineligible to participate in public school sports - in Florida.
Students who desire to participate in public school sports
should register as a homeschooler with their county, enroll in a
private school with less than 124 students in grades 6-12, or
enroll in public school. CCS has more than 124 students in
grades 6-12 so we are not eligible due to the new FSHAA
CCS offers two reporting options. Parents may choose to
report twice a year - every six months or ninety school days
attended OR once a year - after 180 school days attended or at
the end of twelve months. Families who chose to report
twice a year will receive two Report Cards. Those
reporting annually will receive one Report Card. To change
reporting options, simply contact CCS.
Whether reporting to CCS annually or bi-annually, reporting
is relatively the same. The parent will complete a
reporting form which will indicate the student's current contact
information, days attended, subjects, and grades. Along
with the reporting form we require samples of the student's
work. Typically ten samples for each subject will suffice.
Parents should also submit a basic lesson plan or journal which
was used during the period in which they are reporting.
Samples, photos, artwork, lesson plans, etc. cannot be returned.
If the parent would like to keep these items we will accept
We do accept current standardized testing scores in lieu of
lesson plans or journals. The Reporting Form and samples
are still required.
CCS will not:
Sell any contact information to any other party for any
Release any names, addresses, or other information to any
party not authorized by the parent with the exception of: law
enforcement agents/school board officials/state social case
workers or legal parent requesting verification of attendance if truancy or
abuse is reported (we simply verify that the student does attend
and is in good-standing but do not release any other information
without a warrant).
Maintain records in a safe and secure environment.
Shred all documents no longer needed.
Release high school student's SSN to only the colleges,
universities, and/or scholarship programs authorized by the
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three
Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in
His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning
death, in His resurrection from the dead, in His Ascension to
the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to
power and glory.
We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible,
authoritative Word of God.
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the
Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of
human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of
faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by Godís grace
and through faith are we saved.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the
lost; they that are saved unto resurrection of life, and they
that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.