Crossroads - Information and Selection Process for Fifth Grade Students and Parents

  • Crossroads - Information for Fifth Grade Students and Parents

    Crossroads is a year-long program, combining the study of language arts, social studies, science around the theme of culture.

    Click here for access to the Crossroads presentation for fifth graders and their parents, as well as the lottery form.

    Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about Crossroads.

    Click here to view a slideshow explaining a sample unit in Crossroads.

    Sample Assessment and Rubric Forms

    Click on the items below to get a better understanding of how Crossroads students are assessed.

    The Crossroads Lottery

    The 40 slots in the Crossroads program are filled through a lottery system. After students learn about the program, they decide if they want to enter the lottery by submitting an online form with their parents. Students and parents are informed via email if they are selected into the program. The timeline for this process is outlined below.

    • Student and Parent Informational Videos: Students and parents will view a video introducing the program on Monday May 11, 2020.

    • Online Preliminary Interest ("Lottery") Forms: Forms must be completed and submitted by Thursday May 14, 2020. The plan is to complete the lottery on Monday, May 18 and to inform students and their parents of the outcome soon after that.

    • Post-Lottery Questions: If you have questions that were not answered in the video or the frequently asked questions page, please email us at the addresses at the bottom of this page.

    • Accepting/Declining a Position in Crossroads: Students selected in the lottery must accept or decline their position by Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

    If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact next year's 6th grade guidance counselor Nicole Ottaviano or Crossroads teachers Terry Canny and Tom Rendulich.