“Faith-Based” Alternative School to Open This Fall in Johnson County
The Crossing, a State-accredited “faith-based” alternative school, will be opening its doors this fall to 30-50 students. Greenwood and Clark Pleasant Schools will be partnering with The Crossing. This partnership will allow The Crossing to come along-side struggling students, not currently enrolled, to help earn their high school diploma.
The Crossing, which currently operates approximately 20 campuses across Northern Indiana, was created to support public schools by educating and transforming lives of their most struggling students. Their mission is to empower students to become contributing members of their communities through academics, job training and faith-based mentoring.
Founder and former high school principal, Rob Staley, had a vision in 2003 for The Crossing. His vision was to create a unique educational center that would help transform lives through education by focusing on the heart and the mind.
The Crossing provides an excellent academic education by maintaining accreditation with the Indiana Department of Education and maintaining a balance of certified teachers with other professionals. We model and teach character development through daily “Family Time” curriculum which emphasizes character, requiring strong character daily of both staff and students, and by helping students begin and continue their journey with God. We develop and grow the leadership skills of our students and staff by providing focused leadership training and leadership opportunities. We prepare our students for a rewarding career through our extensive job training program and by working closely with local businesses and higher learning institutions that provide both experience and further training.