College & Career

Academic Advising & Guidance

Crossroads Christian School partners with parents for each student’s academic success.  This partnership is an established, ongoing, intentional relationship between Crossroads Christian homeschool educators and parents.

The goals of the Academic Partnership are:

  • To enable students to build on their academic strengths by promoting a responsive, challenging and supportive educational environment characterized by high standards, commitment to quality and student success.
  • To advance student academic and social development into engaged, independent learners and competent decision makers.
  • To ensure the student is taking the proper coursework needed to graduate within four years while equipping them to make a wise and informed choice of college or university and to facilitate career skills for the non-college-bound students.
  • To prepare the college bound student for college entry exams.
  • To direct and instruct qualified students to be judicious with their application for higher education admissions, including financial aid / scholarships.

Graduation Requirements

The Crossroads diploma requires four years of High School academic courses. Students in Grades 9-12 take five or six full-credit homework-bearing courses per year and must complete community service hours. The normal course load for seniors is five full-credit homework-bearing courses. In special circumstances, a senior may be granted permission to take a sixth homework-bearing course. In addition, students may take optional elective courses. All courses are tailor designed to meet each students needs for post-secondary plans. Students in grades 9-12 can take dual credit classes.

The diploma is awarded to seniors with four years of high school attendance who have met the School’s academic standards (meets State of Texas requirements), completed the required community service hours and fulfilled the course requirements listed below.  To remain eligible for a Crossroad’s diploma, a student must faithfully attend and complete one of our academic programs, maintain a passing grade point average and complete the required community service hours during the high school years at Crossroads.  Crossroads does not grant diplomas to students who leave the School after junior year.

As stated above, one of the advantages of Crossroads at the high school level is that you can customize your child’s courses to best suit post-high school plans. In order to receive a diploma from Crossroads Christian School, students in grades 9-12 must successfully complete credits in core academic courses. Upon verification, electives and sports can be applied as credits. Transferring students are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Examples to consider in each subject are as follows:

  • 4 Bible

(e.g. Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Bible Doctrine , Christian Faith & Living, Theology, Attributes of God, Biblical literature, Biblical geography, Christian growth, Christian evidence)

  • 4 Math

(e.g. College bound—Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus / Non-college bound—consider Consumer Math and Accounting in lieu of upper level courses)

  • 4 Science

(e.g. Biology, Physical Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, etc.)

  • 4 English

(e.g. Composition, Grammar, Vocabulary, American Literature, World Literature, British Literature, Speech, etc.)

  • 4 History/Social Sciences

(e.g. American History, Ancient History, World History, Civics, Government, Geography, Economics, etc.)

  • 1-2 Foreign Language (optional, but suggested for both college and career bound students)

Incoming Students: All transferring students must complete a minimum of number of credit hours from Crossroads and be enrolled full-time during the academic school year to be considered eligible for a diploma.

Incoming Seniors: Three consecutive years of academics (through junior year). Except for special circumstance, all seniors must be enrolled full time at Crossroads for the academic year in order to receive a diploma and complete a total of the required credits.

*Credit for students new to Crossroads is assessed on the basis of placement tests and transcripts. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to guarantee a spot and must meet the requirements for course study.

*Annual graduation ceremonies are at the end of the normal academic school year tentatively scheduled in May.

While home schoolers in Texas are not required to complete any specified course plan other than a bona fide visual study of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and good citizenship, the Texas Education Agency’s Recommended High School Program consists of 26 credits. The Core Recommended Course Sample is:

  • 4 credits of English/Language Arts
  • 4 credits of Mathematics, including Algebra I, II, and Geometry
  • 4 credits of Science, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • 4 credits of Social Studies, including World History, World Geography, U.S. History, ½ credit Government, ½ credit Economics
  • 1 credit of Physical Education
  • ½ credit of Speech
  • 1 credit of Fine Arts
  • 5 ½ credits of Electives
  • 2 credits of Foreign Language Studies

State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy

If you attend a public high school in Texas you must submit a transcript that indicates that you will graduate under the state’s Recommended or Distinguished/Advanced high school programs as defined in the state’s Uniform Admissions Policy or a transcript that shows you will graduate under the state’s Foundation high school program. Students graduating under the Foundation program must show proof of the distinguished level of achievement to be eligible for top 10% automatic admission. 

If you attend an out-of-state high school or are a home schooled student, you are exempt from the Uniform Admission Policy.

If you attend a private high school in Texas (or a Department of Defense high school) you must claim an exemption to the state’s high school coursework requirements by one of the following methods:

1. Submit Official SAT/ACT Scores

To claim an exemption based on test scores, your official SAT score must be at least 480 for EBRW and 530 for Math or your official ACT scores must be at least 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science.

2. Coursework ‘Equal in Content & Rigor’

Applicants who attend private Texas high schools may be exempt if they complete coursework that is “equal in content and rigor” to one of the state’s graduation programs. To claim an exemption under this option, submit an exemption form signed by an official representative of your school.

Details about this exemption are available on the appropriate exemption form. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO ANY TEXAS PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

A student scheduled to graduate from a Texas private high school may be considered for admission to a Texas public university if the student has completed the foundation high school program or its equivalent, or has achieved college readiness scores on the ACT or SAT entrance exams.  Students of Texas private high schools who have completed only a portion of the foundation high school program because the courses are not available to the student may still be eligible for admission to a Texas public university.


It is highly recommended that you contact the college’s financial aid office to find more school-specific scholarship opportunities available for your student.

For information on FAFSA and additional scholarships please email

QUICK GLANCE: High School and Beyond

In preparation for high school graduation and for information regarding steps to take after graduation, we offer various items of interest and information:

  • Review our Dual Credit page for information on how your child can receive high school and college credit for the same classes.
  • Find out what your child needs for College Admissions.
  • Learn about financial help Scholarships page.
  • For those interested in serving in the armed forces, locate the information under Military.
  • If your student is not interested in college, seek more information on Internships.

We hope this information gets you moving in the right direction.

Please take the time to review the following information with your child.

It’s NEVER too late and it’s NEVER too early. Apply now.


Testing Center Victoria College

Note: The ACT, SAT, and Department Placement Exams are not registered through the Testing Center. Please click on the exam for more information.

TSI Assessment

Register Today!

(You must complete the Pre-Activity Assessment (located at link above) before testing)

TSI Flyer

Sample Questions 

 

Important Information

-$30 Assessment Fee

-$30 Retake Fee

TSI Assessment times can be scheduled for:

Monday-Thursday

9 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

2 p.m.

*4:30 p.m.

*6:00 p.m.

Friday

8:30 a.m.**

9 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

  2p.m.*

 

Saturday

8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

*Only one section can be taken at these times

**During the summer, the only test time on Friday is 8:30AM 

DO I NEED TO TAKE THE TSI???  
  • If you will be taking college classes next year, you need some kind of test scores.   Going to a junior college?  You can stick with the TSI if you want.  Going to a 4-year university?  If so, you will need an SAT or ACT, but you might also need the TSI. 
  • If you took the SAT or ACT, check your scores and see if you scored high enough.  These are the scores that you need to be considered "college ready".
  • If you took the SAT, make sure you do NOT look at the writing section to figure out if you need to take the TSI scores!  

2016-2017 ACT/SAT Registration and Testing Dates

TEST DATES:

SAT

October 1, 2016

November 5, 2016

December 3, 2016

January 21, 2017

March 11, 2017

June 3, 2017

 

ACT

September, 10, 2016

October 22, 2016

February 11, 2017

April 8, 2017

June 10, 2017

2017-18 SAT Registration Dates & Schedule

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

August 26, 2017 July 17, 2017 $45 or $57 with essay 
October 7, 2017 TBA $45 or $57 with essay 
November 4, 2017 TBA $45 or $57 with essay 
December 2, 2017 TBA $45 or $57 with essay 
March 10, 2018 TBA $45 or $57 with essay 
*May 5, 2018 TBA $45 or $57 with essay 
June 2, 2018 TBA $45 or $57 with essay 

 

SAT—practice test www.sat.collegeboard.com/ practice www.testpreview.com

ACT—practice tests: www.actstudent.org/ sampletest

TO REGISTER:

Please Contact each Testing company directly at their web sites for more information:

·866-756-7346

·319-337-1270

 

For additional information: 

Click Here

 

Test Code Numbers

Home educated students in Texas should use these numbers when completing their applications for the following tests:
ACT Code: 969-999
SAT Code: 970000
PSAT Code: 994499


Victoria College Dual Credit

Dual Credit

Dual credit is defined as college classes that are taken in high school and counts as credit for high school and college. Students who are juniors or seniors in high school may apply for dual credit classes. 

To learn more, attend a Dual Credit Orientation Sessions:  Click here to see the dates and times.

Program Qualifications

  • Be a high school junior or senior (exemptions do exist for students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance; the Vice President of Instruction must approve) 
  • Meet high school or school district requirements for taking a dual credit class in addition to Victoria College’s requirement of a “B” average 
  • Meet any required course prerequisites 
  • Obtain permission from school and parent to take the course(s) 
  • Pass all sections of the TSI test, if not exempt.

    - ACT: 23 composite, with 19 English and 19 Math*
    - SAT: 1070 combined, with 500 Verbal and 500 Math*
    - TAKS: 2200 Reading PLUS at least a 3 on Writing, 2200 Math

 Placement Exams

 Minimum Score

 THEA Math

 270

 SAT Math

 560

 ACT Math

 21

 Accuplacer Elementary Algebra

 80

 ASSET Elementary Algebra

 55

 COMPASS Algebra

 65

 

 


Victoria College Early Admission Classes

Victoria College Early Admission Program is for any student who has not yet completed high school, but wants to enroll in college classes. This is not a duel credit course. Students will only receive college credit, and will not receive any high school credit. Students may be of any age for the early admissions program. For more information on this program & your homeschool student, click the link above.

 


 

Online career training programs & professional development courses

Non-Credit Courses

These are noncredit Victoria College courses. Students who complete these courses do not receive college credit, but do receive elective credit at Crossroads Christian School. Once a student receives the Victoria College Certificate of Completion, transcripts will update.
 
Please take the time to review the following information from Victoria College’s website or click on one of the links to redirect for further information.
 

These are noncredit Victoria College courses. Students who complete these courses do not receive college credit, but do receive elective credit at Crossroads Christian School. Once a student receives the Victoria College Certificate of Completion, transcripts will update.

Please take the time to review the following information from Victoria College’s website or click on one of the links to redirect for further information.

- See more at: http://crossroadschristianvictoria.com/page/electives__victoria_college#sthash.vM2cKMnJ.dpuf

 

Victoria College Online Instruction Center


Online monthly courses, expert instructors, 6 weeks of instruction.

Victoria College is pleased to offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors who have or currently work in the field themselves. Our online courses are affordable yet educational, convenient, and geared to work around you. Are you Ready to explore our catalog?  Discover Digital Photography, Accounting Fundamentals, Creating Web Pages, Become a Veterinary Assistant, Beginning Writer, Secrets of Better Photography, Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, to name a few. Click on the course title, and you'll find the links to a longer course description, instructor bio, requirements, student comments, and a syllabus. You can also browse our catalog by subject area or check out our Popular, New and Featured Courses.


Ed2Go 
Online monthly courses, expert instructors, 6 weeks of instruction.

Victoria College is pleased to offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors who have or currently work in the field themselves. Our online courses are affordable yet educational, convenient, and geared to work around you. Are you Ready to explore our catalog?  Discover Digital Photography, Accounting Fundamentals, Creating Web Pages, Become a Veterinary Assistant, Beginning Writer, Secrets of Better Photography, Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, to name a few. Click on the course title, and you'll find the links to a longer course description, instructor bio, requirements, student comments, and a syllabus. You can also browse our catalog by subject area or check out our Popular, New and Featured Courses.

 

Online career training programs and professional development courses
CAREER OPTIONS
- See more at: http://crossroadschristianvictoria.com/page/electives__victoria_college#sthash.WZwIq3Y2.dpuf

The Home School Graduate and College

Gone are the days when home schooled students wondered if they would be able to go to college. In 2003 the Texas legislature passed HB 944, a law that requires state-supported institutions to accept home school graduates without discrimination and on the same basis that their public school counterparts are accepted.  Today home school graduates are not only getting into colleges but also being actively recruited by many schools.

There is now plenty of evidence to show that they can not only do well at higher education institutions but also excel. Even college sports, once thought to be out of the question for the home educated student, are now an option.

 

Test Code Numbers

Home educated students in Texas should use these numbers when completing their applications for the following tests:
ACT Code: 969-999
SAT Code: 970000
PSAT Code: 994499

For more helpful information, see the following:
ACT: www.act.org
PSAT: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/reg/homeschool.html
National Merit Scholarships: www.nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php
SAT: www.collegeboard.com


TESTING for the homeschool student
 
What tests do I need to know about?

There are several main categories of tests:

High School and Beyond © 2015 · Texas Home School Coalition

In preparation for high school graduation and for information regarding steps to take after graduation, we offer various items of interest and information:

  • Review our Dual Credit page for information on how your home schooler can receive high school and college credit for the same classes.
  • Find out what your home schooler needs for College Admissions.
  • Learn about financial help Scholarships page.
  • For those interested in serving in the armed forces, locate the information under Military.
  • If your student is not interested in college, seek more information on Internships.

We hope this information gets you moving in the right direction.

 

Read how Home Schoolers Perform in College.

Read how Academic Testing Proves Home Schooling Works.

 

 


 

 

 

Ed2Go 
Online monthly courses, expert instructors, 6 weeks of instruction.

Victoria College is pleased to offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors who have or currently work in the field themselves. Our online courses are affordable yet educational, convenient, and geared to work around you. Are you Ready to explore our catalog?  Discover Digital Photography, Accounting Fundamentals, Creating Web Pages, Become a Veterinary Assistant, Beginning Writer, Secrets of Better Photography, Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, to name a few. Click on the course title, and you'll find the links to a longer course description, instructor bio, requirements, student comments, and a syllabus. You can also browse our catalog by subject area or check out our Popular, New and Featured Courses.

 

Online career training programs and professional development courses
CAREER OPTIONS
- See more at: http://crossroadschristianvictoria.com/page/electives__victoria_college#sthash.WZwIq3Y2.dpuf
Home School Terminology

CCS is a THSC Partner Home School Group

The Texas Home School Coalition provides a wealth of information for the homeschool community and more info can be found on their website at www.thsc.org.

Home School Terminology

THSC definition of a home schooled student:
A home schooled student predominantly receives instruction in a general, elementary or secondary education program that is provided by the parent—or a person standing in parental authority—in or through the child’s home [Texas Education Code 29.916 (a)].

The parent or person standing in parental authority might contract with outside sources in order that the student receives additional instruction. For example, a private tutor, co-op class or a college class. However, this source or these sources do not circumvent the parent’s role in determining the overall success or failure of the student.

Home school group:
All home school groups on our list seek to serve families who meet the definition of home schooling. This means their children participate in the group, but the group will not attempt to become an authority over the student’s education, per the definition of home schooling. THSC Partner Groups meet criteria as defined on THSC Types of Groups.

Private school:
Private school is a broad category of describing any non-public school. This includes traditional accredited private schools that require daily attendance and tuition, unaccredited private schools which are similar but not subject to the same accreditation requirements, home schools which are a type of private school but not regulated the same way as other types of private school, and other options that are a hybrid of these different types. For example, in a university model school, a student might attend the school 2-3 days per week and then be schooled at home for the rest of the week.