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College and Career Readiness Continuum 


7th grade opportunities:

  • JumpStart: JS is an interdisciplinary and intersectional anti-racist project that occurs the first month of school and within every classroom at CPA. We know that all knowledge, experiences, social problems and solutions are interdisciplinary and are not siloed in the real world. 

  • Advisory: The goal of the Advisory Program at CPA is to ensure that we are addressing the needs of our scholars through SEL support, and the establishment of meaningful relationships amongst students and staff. 

  • Prep KC: career jumping. Fair for students that offers exposure to exciting career opportunities

  • Junior Achievement: Career and College Readiness opportunities 

  • Project based RWL experiences: all CPA students will participate in projects that allow them to create solutions to real world problems. 

8th grade opportunities:

  • JumpStart: JS is an interdisciplinary and intersectional anti-racist project that occurs the first month of school and within every classroom at CPA. We know that all knowledge, experiences, social problems and solutions are interdisciplinary and are not siloed in the real world. 

  • Advisory: The goal of the Advisory Program at CPA is to ensure that we are addressing the needs of our scholars through SEL support, Career and College Readiness opportunities, and the establishment of meaningful relationships amongst students and staff. 


  • Prep KC: career jumping: Fair for students that offers exposure to exciting career opportunities.


  • Junior Achievement:  In school program to help students make informed decisions about their future and foster skills that will be useful in the business world. Includes guest speakers and a strong focus on skills that make our students more employable to future employees. 

  • Project based RWL experiences: all CPA students will participate in projects that allow them to create solutions to real world problems. 

9th grade opportunities:

  • JumpStart: JS is an interdisciplinary and intersectional anti-racist project that occurs the first month of school and within every classroom at CPA. We know that all knowledge, experiences, social problems and solutions are interdisciplinary and are not siloed in the real world. 

  • Junior Achievement: In school program to help students make informed decisions about their future and foster skills that will be useful in the business world. Includes guest speakers and a strong focus on skills that make our students more employable to future employees. 

  • Prep KC: College readiness seminars: Guest speakers meet with students to help navigate the college experience and exposure to different career choices.

  • College and Career fairs: Crossroads has an individualized college fair for CPA students and families only. They receive personal attention from college reps and advisors without having the distraction of crowds and other schools. 

  • College Admissions Representative Visits: Students will have a monthly one on one or group meeting with college admissions reps from all over the country.

  • Individualized Personal Plans of Study ( ICAP): Each student will have an individualized plan for study during their high school career, including a learning pathway that is tailored to their own  post high school plans and career goals.

  • Missouri Connections/ DeBruce agilities

  • Project based RWL experiences: all CPA students will participate in projects that allow them to create solutions to real world problems. 

10th grade opportunities:

  • JumpStart: JS is an interdisciplinary and intersectional anti-racist project that occurs the first month of school and within every classroom at CPA. We know that all knowledge, experiences, social problems and solutions are interdisciplinary and are not siloed in the real world. 

  • Junior Achievement- In school program to help students make informed decisions about their future and foster skills that will be useful in the business world. Includes guest speakers and a strong focus on skills that make our students more employable to future employees. 

  • Prep KC: College readiness seminars: Guest speakers meet with students to help navigate the college experience and exposure to different career choices.

  • College and Career Fair- Crossroads has an individualized college fair for CPA students and families only. They receive personal attention from college reps and advisors without having the distraction of crowds and other schools. 

  • College Tours: Students tour 3 colleges per year and have a personalized tour for our students only. HBCU tours are also part of our tours. 

  • College Admissions Representative Visits: Students will have a monthly one on one or group meeting with college admissions reps from all over the country.

  • Individualized Personal Plans of Study (ICAP):  Each student will have an individualized plan for study during their high school career, including a learning pathway that is tailored to their own  post high school plans and career goals.

  • Missouri Connections/ DeBruce agilities 

  • Internship opportunities: Following Kauffman Foundation’s RWL internship guidelines, we will ensure CPA upperclassmen have access to internships across Kansas City and beyond.

  • Project based RWL experiences: all CPA students will participate in projects that allow them to create solutions to real world problems. 

  • Dual-credit opportunities with MCC and UMKC: students can take college credit classes at CPA and receive both high school and college credit without leaving their home building 

11th grade opportunities:

  • JumpStart: JS is an interdisciplinary and intersectional anti-racist project that occurs the first month of school and within every classroom at CPA. We know that all knowledge, experiences, social problems and solutions are interdisciplinary and are not siloed in the real world. 

  • Junior Achievement: In school program to help students make informed decisions about their future and foster skills that will be useful in the business world. Includes guest speakers and a strong focus on skills that make our students more employable to future employees.

  • College and Career Fair: Crossroads has an individualized college fair for CPA students and families only. They receive personal attention from college reps and advisors without having the distraction of crowds and other schools. 

  • College Tours:Students will tour 3 colleges per year and have a personalized tour for our students only. HBCU tours are also part of our tours. 

  • College Admissions Representative Visits: Students will have a monthly one on one or group meeting with college admissions reps from all over the country.

  • Prep KC: College readiness seminars: Guest speakers meet with students to help navigate the college experience and exposure to different career choices.

  • Individualized Personal Plans of Study(ICAP):  Each student will have an individualized plan for study during their high school career, including a learning pathway that is tailored to their own  post high school plans and career goals.

  • Missouri Connections/ DeBruce agilities 

  • Internship opportunities: Following Kauffman Foundation’s RWL internship guidelines, we will ensure CPA upperclassmen have access to internships across Kansas City and beyond.

  • Foundations for Future Success (work study)

  • Project based RWL experiences: all CPA students will participate in projects that allow them to create solutions to real world problems. 

  • Dual-credit opportunities with MCC and UMKC: students can take college credit classes at CPA and receive both high school and college credit without leaving their home building 

  • IRC opportunities with Manuel Tech 

12th grade opportunities: 

  • JumpStart: JS is an interdisciplinary and intersectional anti-racist project that occurs the first month of school and within every classroom at CPA. We know that all knowledge, experiences, social problems and solutions are interdisciplinary and are not siloed in the real world. 

  • Junior Achievement: In school program to help students make informed decisions about their future and foster skills that will be useful in the business world. Includes guest speakers and a strong focus on skills that make our students more employable to future employees. 

  • Prep KC: Guest speakers meet with students to help navigate the college experience and exposure to different career choices.

  • College and Career Fair: Crossroads has an individualized college fair for CPA students and families only. They receive personal attention from college reps and advisors without having the distraction of crowds and other schools. 

  • College Tours: Students tour 3 colleges per year and have a personalized tour for our students only. HBCU tours are also part of our tours. 

  • College Admissions Representative Visits: Students will have a monthly one on one or group meeting with college admissions reps from all over the country.

  • Individualized Personal Plans of Study (ICAP):  Each student will have an individualized plan for study during their high school career, including a learning pathway that is tailored to their own  post high school plans and career goals.

  • Missouri Connections/ DeBruce agilities 

  • Foundations for Future Success (work study)

  • Internship opportunities: Following Kauffman Foundation’s RWL internship guidelines, we will ensure CPA upperclassmen have access to internships across Kansas City and beyond.

  • Project based RWL experiences: all CPA students will participate in projects that allow them to create solutions to real world problems. 

  • Dual-credit opportunities with MCC and UMKC: students can take college credit classes at CPA and receive both high school and college credit without leaving their home building 

  • IRC opportunities with Manuel Tech 


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