Crossroads Preparatory Academy

Public Charter • 7-12

Our Mission

Crossroads Charter Schools prepare and inspire students to build a better tomorrow by providing an academically rigorous K-12 education in a creative, collaborative, community-focused environment.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
No Before or After Care Available
Participating SchoolAppKC School

Points of Pride

Crossroads Charter Schools was named the 2017 MCPSA Charter School of the Year.
Crossroads Preparatory Academy uses the downtown community as an extension of the classroom. Students use the streetcar to visit local businesses and museums for learning expeditions.
All scholars participate in Career Academy, a course designed to expose students to multiple career areas, discover talents and strengths, and practice skills necessary to excel in the workforce and in postsecondary learning.

Crossroads Preparatory Academy

816 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64105
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Admissions: Morgan Butler
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School Details

Year Established: 2017
Total Enrollment: 414
School Type: Public Charter
Sponsor: Kansas City Public Schools
School Hours: 7:30 am - 2:45 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • Advanced Placement
  • College Prep
  • Early College


  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drawing
  • Visual Arts

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs & Activities

  • Chess Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Student Government

Social Services

  • College Advising
  • Interpreters
  • Learning Support Specialists
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse
  • Therapist
  • Uniform Closet

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent Education Programs
  • Parent-Community Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

Application Open: November 11, 2023
Application Close: March 1, 2024

Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

Priority is given to those who live or work within the Greater Downtown Area (State Line to Prospect, Missouri River to 39th St.), but all are welcome and encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Crossroads Preparatory Academy is one of the Kansas City charter schools working together to simplify their initial application process into one easy application– SchoolAppKC – that you can fill out on any electronic device.

Note: If Crossroads Preparatory Academy does not have space, you may choose to remain on their waiting list.

Admission Preferences

  • Siblings
  • Geographic
  • Employee
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Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Standardized Test Results


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

ACT Average Score


The ACT is a standardized test that many students take before applying to college. This is the composite score of students who took the test. Students need a score of at least 18 in order to qualify for Missouri A+ Scholarships.

In 2023, Missouri’s average ACT composite score was 20.1, source.

Graduation Rate


This is the percentage of students who graduate in 4 years.

In 2023, 89.9% of Missouri students graduated in 4 years.

Student Outcomes

* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

“We chose Crossroads Charter Schools for being schools that focus on building a strong sense of community; schools where my children are immersed in and interact with a thriving downtown business district. Crossroads Schools have nurtured in Nina and Emilio a strong sense of civic engagement and social responsibility. Our schools have also helped them develop positive feelings of belonging, empowerment and cultural identity. And to me, having them in schools where parent involvement is critical to their academic progress and to building community is of utmost importance.” – Christy Moreno