Grant Will Help Crossroads Academy Open Charter High School In Downtown Kansas City

A $1.3 million grant will help a downtown charter school expand.

Education nonprofit SchoolSmartKC announced Tuesday support for Crossroads Academy, which hopes to open a high school in 2018.

“Whenever you’re growing and expanding, there are a lot of operational costs associated with the planning and staffing something while it’s still small and before it can reach full capacity and scale up to a point where it’s self-sustainable,” says Dean Johnson, executive director at Crossroads Academy.

Currently Crossroads serves about 550 students K-8 at two campuses. The school plans to serve ninth grade students at its middle school campus during the 2017-18 school year before opening a high school in 2018.

Johnson says every eighth grader the charter enrolls is guaranteed a high school seat.

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