The Crossroads program serves students ages 18-22 who are preparing for the transition beyond educational settings.

Most students enrolled have a primary eligibility of cognitive disability, physical disability, specific learning disability, health disability, developmental delay, autism, traumatic brain injury, or multiple disabilities. The program is designed to prepare students and their families for life after school, and thereby devotes a portion of time to community and supervised work experiences and recreational activities that equip each person to better understand their gifts and needs after graduation.


Each student has an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) that focuses on preparing the student to live, work, and socialize within the community. While the Crossroads Program offers a full curriculum for all levels, each plan is tailored to meet the specific needs of the student.

Specialized curricular opportunities for Crossroads students include transition-related courses such as the following: Domestics, Recreation and Leisure, Social Skills, Community Living, and Personal Health.

In addition, Crossroads is committed to providing students at all levels with exposure to work related experiences. Examples of these opportunities are:

  • STEP (Supportive Training in Employment Possibilities): Provides vocational training experiences for students on or off campus, supported by job coaches.
  • Entrepreneurial Learning Opportunities: Teaches students aspects of home or small business types of entrepreneurial efforts and provides an outlet for creative abilities. Examples of current opportunities are:
  • Oasis Spa Creations and More: Students will develop and practice soft skills in a structure that produces products such as essential oils, bath bombs, soaps, and much more.
  • Cross the Bridge Coffee Company: Students will gain work skills and experience related to creating a quality cold coffee product, as well as taking, filling, and delivering orders.
  • Elim School Store: Students will be an active part in the store setup, greeting student “customers”, rotating seasonal stock, and running the cash register.
  • Crossroads Gift Company: Students are intentionally engaged in the creation of marketable products such as mugs, seasonal greeting cards, coasters, and more – all while providing opportunities for increased independence.
  • Service Learning: When students serve, they derive both self-esteem and gratification, as well as a new (and often unrealized) opportunity to bless the lives of others. Students will have the opportunity to serve others both on and off campus in a wide variety of settings.

Our summer session is an extension of the regular school year that provides needed continuity for our students. It runs full days, five days per week, for six weeks. Related services are delivered as they were during the regular school year.

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