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Crossroads Academy – Central Street is a tuition-free charter school located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri and a member of Crossroads Charter Schools. 

Crossroads Charter Schools’ mission is to prepare and inspire students to build a better tomorrow by providing an academically rigorous K-12 education in a creative, collaborative, community-focused environment. Our vision is to be the premier school system in Kansas City and a destination for other educators seeking inspiration and best practices. Graduates of Crossroads Charter Schools will be scholarly, culturally literate and service-oriented individuals who will pursue their dreams relentlessly and have a positive impact on their family, their community and the world.

Crossroads Academy – Central Street, originally "Crossroads Academy," opened in 2012 with 190 students in grades K–5th.   Once a K - 8th school, now the school serves K - 6th.  Sixth grade graduates are guaranteed admission into Crossroads Preparatory Academy, which serves 7th - 12th grade.

Graduates of Crossroads Charter Schools will be scholarly, culturally literate and service- oriented individuals who will pursue their dreams relentlessly and have a positive impact on their family, their community and the world.

Immersed in the civic, artistic, financial and historic heart of Kansas City, Crossroads Charter Schools embrace the exceptional learning opportunities of our urban setting. Our curriculum is aligned with the Missouri Learning Standards and grounded in the Framework for 21st Century Learning. Our highly-qualified teachers establish the expectations, structure, accountability and creative environment necessary for truly exceptional learning.

As an independent charter school, Crossroads Academy – Central Street is accessible to any family living within the KCMO School District. Among these families, those living or working within the Greater Downtown Area (State Line to Prospect, the Missouri River to 39th Street) receive priority in our admissions lottery. All parents who are personally committed to high-expectations and want their child to learn in an academically rigorous environment are encouraged to apply.

With its high-expectations, focus on 21st Century Learning and community engagement,Crossroads Academy – Central Street is a source of gravity and pride for the Downtown community.

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