We are deeply committed to sustaining a culture that celebrates academic achievement of students while promoting the pursuit of their multiple passions. We strive to make a connection with each individual student. We get to know them and explore with them all of the different opportunities that exist for post-secondary life. We believe that by providing personal and individualized guidance through the college admissions process, we help students develop an authentic sense of themselves – their strengths, their areas for growth and what really drives them to get up in the morning and come to school. Together, we create realistic goals so students can take advantage of all the opportunities available at Crossroads and in the community at large. We are committed, therefore, to inspiring students, and guiding them through the process of deciding what to study, where to study, whether or not they will even go straight to college, and how to get into the right-fit college.
Continue building the skills highlighted in ninth grade. Try new things, continue to explore your interests and passions, and take on some new challenges.
Cultivate relationships with your teachers. Practice advocating for yourself by communicating with your teachers whenever you have any questions.
In the spring, meet individually with your advisor to go over your curriculum for the eleventh grade.
Think about how you might want to spend your summer between tenth and eleventh grade. Pursue the things that inspire and fascinate you. Do what you want, not what you think colleges want to see you doing. Colleges want authentic students.
Take a ride over to USC, UCLA, Loyola Marymount, Occidental and Cal Tech to see what it’s like to be on a college campus.
For a full outline of our college process and timeline for freshmen and sophomores, go here.