Wake Ed

Crossroads Flex High School application period ends Friday

Wake County families have until Friday to try to get into the new Crossroads Flex High School scheduled to open in August in Cary.

Wake reopened the application period and extended it to June 24 after not getting as many students as hoped the first time around. The school district wants at least 100 students to attend Crossroads Flex, but only accepted 66 students after the first application period ended in May.

It’s important for Wake to get 100 students because it would mean that Crossroads Flex reached the minimum enrollment to get state funding. But Crossroads Flex will open regardless of whether it gets 100 students, according to Drew Cook, Wake’s senior director of high school programs.

Crossroads Flex will offer a mix of online and in-person courses that provide students with the ability to schedule classes in the morning, afternoon or evening. The program is geared toward students who are involved in outside activities that make it hard to attend class during regular school hours.

The potential enrollment includes athletes and performers who need to spend large parts of the day practicing, students who need to work to support their families and students who prefer a smaller and non-traditional learning environment.

Crossroads Flex is located at 5651 Dillard Drive in Cary, next to the school district’s main headquarters.

Go to https://earlycolleges.wcpss.net/apply/ to submit an application.