Crossroads High School and Junior High has intentionally created an atmosphere where hard work and serious learning are valued and cultivated. Students enter CHS with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds, but a common thread among students is a respectful, positive attitude toward this new challenge and a willingness to take responsibility for their own learning. Each prospective student is interviewed as part of the admission process.
Admission to CHS is based on a clear understanding of purposes and policies between the school and parents as valued partners in their child's education. It is essential to a positive learning environment that parents and students agree with the direction and guidelines of the school.
If you have researched this web site and are ready to start the application process, we are eager to get to know you. Here's what you need to do.
- Download and fill out our Student Registration form. Read and sign the appropriate Parent Cooperation Agreement, Full Time or Individual Classes. Submit them with your registration fee of $30 to Crossroads High School, PO Box 434, Tiskilwa, IL 61368.
- Arrange for an interview for student and parents by calling 815-646-4037 or e-mailing info@CrossroadsHighSchool.net. Your student will take any necessary diagnostic tests at this interview.
- Download and read the Parent/Student Handbook before the interview, so you are familiar with the nitty gritty of our philosophy and operations.
- Have three recommendation letters sent to Crossroads.
- A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who have a need. Once your student has been accepted you may apply for financial aid by going to https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4JKJ6. Deadline is May 1. You will be notified the first week in June of any scholarship award.
- You will receive a bill in late June reminding you to pay the fees of $350 no later than July 15. Tuition payments begin August 15.
At the interview the student will be given a short diagnostic test in math, reading, and writing.
Math: This test will determine which class the student is ready to take. Students must be ready for Algebra I or higher.
Writing: This test will involve capitalization, punctuation, and sentence combination. A student must be able to combine information into a well-formed sentence.
Reading: Students will read a short passage from the upcoming year's curriculum and answer factual information about the passage.
Students who are not prepared for Crossroads in a specific area above, may enroll in individual courses for which they are ready.