Community members are invited to learn more about Starke County’s newest school during a spotlight breakfast. It’s scheduled at The Crossing campus on U.S. 35 next to Save A Lot on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 a.m. The faith-based alternative school opened recently and provides a combination of classroom and vocational training for students who have dropped out, been expelled or otherwise fallen through the cracks in the public school system.
Organizers say the goal is to empower struggling students to become contributing members of their communities through academics, job training and faith-based mentoring. Coffee and donuts will be served. The informational session will end at 8:30 a.m.
Prospective students can stop by the school Monday through Friday from 8 until 11 a.m. and 1 until 3 p.m. to sign up for classes. Board president Mark Bailey says students will not be turned away, and financial assistance is available. Students who register for classes by Sept. 12 will count toward their home public school corporation’s enrollment count for the sake of state funding. The public school and The Crossing will each get a share of that money. Find more information online at http://crossingeducation.com/.