English - a combination of Grammar, Composition, Literature, and
Mathematics - one credit should consist of Algebra I, if
possible, or an equivalent as most colleges require this.
2011, most colleges (and FL Bright Futures Scholarship) are going to want applicants to have
completed four credits in Math. If the student believes that
they may attend college or transfer to a public high school
after 2011, we recommend four credits in Math. We will
still only require 24 credits, so one of the elective credits
will not be required.
Science - two credits of Science should contain laboratory
Practical or Fine Arts - this may be one credit in Practical
or Fine Arts or one-half credit in each. An example of
Fine Art is music, drawing, art history, dance, speech, etc.
Practical Art would consist of vocational studies, computer,
Foreign Language - Foreign Language is not required to
graduate; however, we encourage students to complete two credits
of Foreign Language as many colleges require this for entry.
In addition, if the student successfully completes two credits in
Foreign Language during high school they often are not required
to take it in college. This will save time and money later.
Remember that it needs to be two credits in the same language.
Electives - Electives are courses that exceed the basic
credit requirement in the various subject areas. These
could be academic courses that exceed the requirement for
graduation. An example would be if the student fulfilled
the four English required credits and also completed American
Literature. American Literature would be considered an
elective. Other electives may be additional Fine or
Practical Art, Physical Education, vocational studies, work
experience, volunteer community service. etc.
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English - English should consist of a combination of Grammar,
if needed, Composition, Literature, Vocabulary, and Research.
Mathematics - The four required credits should consist of
Algebra I and higher (Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry,
Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Analytic Geometry, Advanced Math, etc.).
Science - Two of the three required credits should contain
Foreign Language - Two credits of Foreign Language is
required. The two credits should be of the same language,
such as two credits in Spanish and not one credit Spanish
and one credit French.
Fine Art - Common Fine Art courses are Art History,
Drawing, Painting, Dance, Piano, Speech, etc.
Volunteer Community Service -
CCS will award up to one credit in
Volunteer Community Service. In order to receive this
credit the student must complete a minimum of 75 hours (for
one-half credit) or maximum of 150 hours (for one credit) in
non-paid, non-court ordered volunteer service. Hours
should be logged on our
Non-Traditional Credit Worksheet and
submitted with Reporting.
Recognition of Extra-Curricular
Activities - CCS may award credit for participation in
choir, drama, music, dance, sports, and other activities
completed outside of the home. We also award credit for
driving lessons resulting in the obtaining of a driver's
license. For one-half credit the student should complete
60-75 hours. One credit would be 120-150 hours of
participation. Hours are not counted for academic courses
that follow a set curriculum. Hours are logged on our
Non-Traditional Credit Worksheet
and submitted with Reporting.
Florida High School Students Transferring
to Public School - Private high school and/or middle school
students who choose to transfer into a Florida public high
school may be required to take Florida End-of-Course (EOC)
Assessments. These assessments may be required prior to or
after acceptance into the public school if the student is
desiring credit recognition in Algebra I, Biology I, US History,
Geometry. Contact your local public school district
assessment office for more information.
Some parents have
requested an example of a typical high school schedule. Based on
the requirements of many public schools throughout the United
States, the basic schedule is as follows (parents may follow a
schedule to their suiting and are not required to follow the
below listed example):
Ninth Grade -
Bible, Pre-Algebra or Algebra I, English I, Personal Fitness
(one semester), Health/Life Management Skills (one semester),
World Geography (Elective), and Physical Science.
Tenth Grade -
Bible (one semester), Algebra I or Geometry, English II,
World History, Biology I, Physical Education (one semester), and
Fine Art (Drawing, Painting, Dance, Music, etc.)
Eleventh Grade -
Geometry or Algebra II, English III, American History,
Chemistry, Foreign Language, Elective, and Elective.
Twelfth Grade -
Algebra II or Advanced Math, English IV, Economics (one
semester), American Government (one semester), Physics, Foreign
Language, Elective, SAT/SAT Study (one semester).
Several families have recently contacted us to ask which
code to use for PSAT registration . If your student will
be registering for this test, use the
Homeschool Code for your state.
They will mail the results to your home address and then you can
forward them to CCS for your student's file. Do not use our
SAT/ACT code as we are not participating in the testing process.
In the summer of 2013, Florida Legislature
implemented new laws regarding dual-enrollment. Florida
colleges may now charge public and private schools a per credit
hour fee. The fee per credit
hour is $71.98 (subject to change).
Because of this fee, CCS will not be forming
an Articulation Agreement with any college that requires private
schools to pay for a student's dual-enrollment. Our
tuition is too low for us to afford to do so. For more
Florida residents who
plan to enroll in Florida Virtual School should be aware of the
upcoming enrollment dates.
For more information,
visit the FLVS website at
Immediately- CCS will not approve AP Courses through FLVS unless
the student has previously taken the AP exam or will take the AP
exam at another/local school. Due to the distance between the
school and students, it is not logistically feasible to provided
the necessary testing.
in AP Courses through FLVS should register with their county as
a homeschooler, enroll at a school in their area, or make
arrangements to take the AP exam locally. Often private/public
schools will permit local students to take the exam at their
Note: CCS is located under the school district
of Okaloosa. If an Okaloosa county resident, you will be put
under Okaloosa Online. If you are not an Okaloosa county
resident, be sure you are placed as a private school student
with Crossroads in Okaloosa county directly through Florida
Virtual School (not Okaloosa Online).
Under Student Profile:
Physical School Information -
Type of Student: US Student
Select by: District
Physical School: Crossroads Christian School
Contact FLVS directly, if you are having
difficulties in registering, at
(meaning we have agreed to accept the grades earned there) with
FLVS, Crossroads is not compensated by any means from FLVS. We
simply offer this information for those who are interested.
Graduates and Seniors
All seniors should receive from CCS a Curriculum Verification
Letter (CVL) after their twelfth grade enrollment is complete
and processed. The CVL will confirm that CCS has reviewed
their student's twelfth grade curriculum list. It will
indicate whether or not the student will be eligible for
graduation based on the courses chosen for their senior year.
If there are any discrepancies, such as lack of a required
course or insufficient credits, CCS will alert the parent and
offer suggestions on how to remedy the issue. Ultimately, it is
the parents' responsibility to be aware of the graduation
requirements and the credits that are necessary for their
child's graduation. The CVL was created at the request of
parents in order to alert the parent of any problems at the
start of the school year. If the student's enrollment does
not contain a curriculum list, CCS will notify the parent that
one is needed as soon as possible so that we may review it.
High school students may request a
Credit Statement once a year, after final reporting for the
school year has been submitted. The High School Credit
Statement will indicate the credits required for graduation,
credits completed by the student thus far, and the number of
credits remaining, in each subject area. To request a
Credit Statement, mail the completed form to CCS after final
reporting is complete.
Official High School Transcripts are mailed
directly to requesting colleges and/or schools upon graduation
or departure from CCS.
CCS will need a copy of any and all ACT/SAT testing results
earned by the student. These results are used on the
child's official transcript as well as scholarship documents.
For current ACT/SAT registration dates, visit the official
websites for more information:
or SAT. If
registering for a test, use our code number (also called a CEEB)
Our diploma will arrive in a navy blue cover. The diploma is on parchment paper with a
gold, metallic decorative trim. Included, as well, is a tassel, which is blue and gold with a gold, metallic date
drop. We have no official mascot as students prefer to
choose their own.
Class rings may be purchased through Wal-Mart, at the local
store or online at
The school is Crossroads Christian School in Okaloosa County,
Florida (Crestview, Florida). Some parents were able to
obtain the class ring through Sam's Club stores as well.
As much as we would like to host a
graduation ceremony it is not possible. Crossroads Christian
School has students in all fifty states and thirteen countries
overseas. We feel that it would be extremely difficult to
organize an event that would benefit all our families without
being a burden to them or our staff. To be honest, it would not
be as special as an event in which families and friends were
able to attend.
Graduation is a time for celebration.
It should not be a time of formality for the sake of formality.
We encourage families to put together their own events whether
at church or with their local support group. An event such as
that would be special and would make wonderful memories.
If a family prefers a more formal and
elaborate graduation, we encourage families to attend the
ceremony given by the state support group. In Florida, the FPEA
hosts a beautiful ceremony during Memorial Day weekend at the
end of May. More information may be obtained through their
website at http://www.fpea.com.
In order to guarantee delivery of the diploma by the
graduation date, we must know at least eight weeks in advance.
We do not Express or Overnight mail diplomas. To request a
diploma, use the
Diploma Request Form.
CCS cannot certify a final transcript before the student's
graduation date, even if all graduation requirements are
completed. Keep this in mind when determining the student's date
Every year several graduating seniors
wait until the last possible minute to request their high school
transcript for college admission. Since we must
accommodate these last minute requests, those who submitted
enrollment packages, reports, etc. must wait. This year we will
not do that. If the senior plans to attend a college, register
early and put in the request early. We will not process requests
on a two-day notice. It is not our responsibility to "bail out"
those who procrastinate. We will do our best, as we always
have, but we will not penalize those who acted responsibly.
They will come first.
We strongly recommend that seniors
choose a college prior to graduation. Speak to the
college counselor and know the dates of registration and when
the transcript is needed. Request the transcript as soon as
initial registration papers are filed (many colleges allow you
to register prior to choosing classes). Last minute requests
will be fulfilled only as time allows. It will be done on a
first come basis even if this means the student cannot reserve a
class desired. Be responsible.
The student's Social Security Number
must be on file before transcripts are sent to any college.
Most colleges will not process transcripts without SSNs.
Having a SSN on file is a requirement of the school. Without it,
we will be unable to submit transcripts to colleges or
Crossroads Christian School will process
up to four transcripts at no charge. After the initial four,
the cost will be $5.00 per transcript, paid in advance.
Early transcript requests, which are
requests made prior to graduation, will be processed if CCS has
on file the students first semester grades. We cannot send a
transcript to a college without first semester grades.
Scholarship transcripts can be requested prior to first semester
reporting, as these only contain ninth- eleventh grade credits;
however, these do count toward the maximum of four no charge
Prior to submitting a final transcript
to a college, the student must report all grades to CCS and meet
all graduation requirements. Any outstanding debt must also be
To request a transcript from Crossroads,
mail a completed
Transcript Request Form.
Florida seniors who are interested in
the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program need to be aware
of the requirements for qualification.
Bright Futures Candidates (those who
have or will meet the minimum requirements) must complete the
Florida Financial Aid Application prior to graduation.
This form is brief and should only take a few minutes to
complete. Be sure to indicate that your child is a private
school student. The county in which the school is located is
Okaloosa. The form will ask for the student's GPA. This need
not be exact as they want to know what the parent believes it
is. CCS will report the exact GPA. Without this form being
completed, Crossroads cannot submit any information to Bright
Futures. This is the only document that the parent needs to
complete. No other forms are required.
Remember that the
Florida Financial Aid Application must
be completed prior to graduation. If the student plans to
use funds from the scholarship for classes this fall, they
should be certain to apply (and graduate) by July 1. All
required reporting should be submitted to CCS for final grades
to be inputted into the Bright Future database no later than
July 15. CCS strongly recommends that parents and students
complete the form prior to the summer and have final reporting
sent to CCS before July.
Once the above
form is completed and submitted online, Crossroads may then
begin to input data to the Bright Futures system.
This is done periodically. The transcript submission may
begin in mid-June and continue
through the middle of July.
Bright Futures may send some families an
award letter prior to graduation, and they may not. The money,
if the requirements have been met, will be available for
registration in July/August. Simply inform the college
registrar that the student has qualified for Bright Futures.
The registrar will confirm that information with Bright Futures
In summary, the parent should:
Be aware of the requirements of the
Bright Futures Scholarship.
Complete the Florida Financial Aid
Know all upcoming SAT/ACT test dates.
Report all final grades in a timely