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Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment where children are motivated to succeed. 

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In existence since 2009, CES has a strong presence in multiple markets within Florida.

CES’ mission is to provide an educational environment with a moral foundation to develop the whole child for a successful life.

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CES’ mission is to provide an educational environment with a moral foundation to develop the whole child for a successful life.


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Parents, Try These 6 Tips from Special Ed Teachers

January 29, 2019Education

Special education teachers have specific training to work effectively with students with disabilities. But they also use simple classroom strategies that drive engagement and increase achievement. Learn how you can practice these at home...


12 Strategies to Motivate Your Child to Learn

December 28, 2018Education

Most good students aren't born good learners. Yes, individual personality plays a big part in a child's willingness to learn and their overall disposition when it comes to schooling and education, but most children who are good...

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Recognizing Reading Problems

November 7, 2018Education

Learning to read is a challenge for many kids, but most can become good readers if they get the right help. Parents have an important job in recognizing when a child is struggling and knowing how to find help. Here are some signs to...

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15 Best Educational For Websites For Kids in 2018

September 11, 2018Education

It is quite difficult to imagine how we could ever live without the internet. While there are some of us who would like to believe that we’re a lot better off without these technologies, a great portion of the human race take to the...


10 Fluency strategies for struggling readers

July 19, 2018Education

Literacy skills are one of the most important areas of ability children develop in their first few years at school. They begin by sounding out words and learning to recognize common vocabulary from books and classroom materials. With sig...

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10 Benefits of Small Class Sizes

July 10, 2018Education

At EF Academy, a majority of our classes have an impressively low student-teacher ratio of 15:1. Small class sizes and an inspiring and highly qualified teaching faculty ensure that students get the absolute most out of their IGCSE, U.S....

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10 Great Math Apps for Kids

June 29, 2018Education

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math. When it comes to teaching your kids math skills, you’ve done it all: quizzes over breakfast, extra homework help, bedtime stories that sneak...

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6 Simple Tips for Raising a Reader

June 15, 2018Education

I met a lot of reluctant young readers when I worked in the children’s department of my public library. I also met a lot of frustrated parents who were trying to instill a love (or at least a tolerance) for reading in a world that has ...


Does Class Size Really Matter?

June 7, 2018Education

Education reformers and researchers debate a lot of things, but shouldn’t it be easy for them to agree on the importance of small class sizes in PreK-12 classrooms?...


How to Use Flashcards with Children

May 2, 2018Education

As you may know, Brainscape is among the most popular adaptive web & mobile flashcards platforms among college students, medical students, and adult learners.  The service is generally not sold in licenses to schools, but is directly...

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How to Help Every Child Find Success in Math

March 8, 2018Education

Source: https://www.education.com/magazine/article/mindset-success-math/   Many students believe that math is an inherited ability ­– either they have the math gene, or they don’t. But recent research shows that inborn talent migh...


Why Is Math So Important for Kids to Learn?

January 29, 2018Education

Source: https://www.livestrong.com/article/255620-why-is-math-so-important-for-kids/ Many kids ask their math teacher why learning a particular mathematical concept or skill is important. When helping kids out with their homework, many p...


Why Is English Language Arts So Important?

January 17, 2018Education

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term English Language Arts (ELA)? Chances are, you remember a book you enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy!) reading, or the first oral presentation you gave....


What is School Choice?

January 4, 2018Education

School choice is a nationwide movement that empowers parents by enabling them to make the best possible choice for their children’s education....


6 Tips to Make Reading Fun, Not Frustrating

December 27, 2017Education

Source: http://www.readbrightly.com/how-to-make-reading-fun-not-frustrating/   For some kids, reading is like doing the hokey pokey upside down, underwater, in a clown suit. It’s freakishly hard. And not at all fun. So it’s our job ...


10 tech hacks to help a struggling reader

December 15, 2017Education

Source: http://time.com/10-tech-hacks-to-help-a-struggling-reader/   Kids who struggle with reading get an early lesson in one of life’s more sucky realities; the earlier a person falls behind, the harder it is to even want to catch u...


Turn Students into Passionate Readers

November 17, 2017Education

Source: http://www.teachhub.com/turn-students-passionate-readers By: Jordan Catapano As soon as someone is told to do something, it stops being fun and starts being work. No matter what it is or how enjoyable it can be for a person, as...


Principal Spotlight

October 6, 2017Education

Kellie Potter Principal, The Broach School – Bradenton My love for education began when I was a child. Being a part of my school community, getting to know other families, participating in school events, all while enjoying the challeng...


10 steps to building a bully-free school

October 4, 2017Education

Source: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/building-schools/ Establish clearly defined school-wide behavior expectations rather than rules that describe only general principles. Here is an example of a clearly defined rule: “No ...


What is School Choice?

August 29, 2017Education

School choice is a nationwide movement that empowers parents by enabling them to make the best possible choice for their children's education....


Excel Program

August 4, 2017Education

Students K-12 who have developmental delays or on the lower-functioning end of the autism spectrum....


Retention: It’s Not Your Decision

April 15, 2017Education

It’s that time of the year again: Parents are starting to receive notices that their children are at risk for being retained. So what do you do?  Who do you talk to? In the State of Florida, the principal has sole decision making author...

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What Makes My School Unique?

March 23, 2017Education,

When I think of The Broach School in St Petersburg the first thing that comes to my mind is a huge and diverse family, one where anything and everything can and more than likely will be said and done. A family will not only seek the abso...



February 21, 2017Uncategorized

One of our students recently made a breakthrough in a very unexpected way. Like many other discoveries, this one too came as a surprise. In my English class, we had recently begun practicing cursive so students would be able to not only ...



February 20, 2017Education

Easy, quick answer: THE STUDENTS!! The day-to-day interactions, the chance to teach them something I’m passionate about (history, social studies), the opportunity to be a positive male role model in their lives is something that makes...


CES testimonial

January 16, 2017Education

I am writing you because I want you to know that my boy, Roman, who is only in 11th grade, passed the admissions testing (PERK) at Pasco-Hernando State College...


Dedicated To Make All Students Better Readers

November 9, 2016Education

It’s been a great start to the school year so far and hard to believe 2 months have passed by already. Before you know it, Christmas will be here, and then everybody will be getting excited about Spring Break. I’m pleased to say that...


New Resources

June 23, 2016Resources

Introducing the ALL NEW Educational Resources through Crossroads:   It’s with great pleasure that I am able to announce the introduction of brand new, high-level, educational resources across all Crossroads Schools.   The introduction ...



June 14, 2016Technology

CES prepares students “for life after High School by inspiring achievement, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment in an academic environment dedicated to nurturing mind, body, soul and spirit.” It is within this mindset that our ...


What Makes Crossroads Christian Schools Unique?

June 11, 2016General

    What makes Crossroads Christian Schools Unique in its Concept of Christian education? Crossroads Christian Schools was founded out of the need to provide an alternative to public and private Christian schools. Traditional Christian s...


It Is Books That Are the Key to the Wide World

June 9, 2016General

It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can. —Jane Hamilton Reading is essential for a child’s success. All too often, the barriers faced by children with difficulty reading ou...


We Develop Better Readers

June 2, 2016General

We Develop Better Readers It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can. —Jane Hamilton Reading is essential for a child’s success. All too often, the barriers faced by children ...



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