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Transforming Our Future – One Student At a Time

Academics

Where learning gets to work

At Cristo Rey Tampa, our academic program paves the way to college. In fact, 100% of Cristo Rey graduates have been accepted into college. We have a rigorous and balanced curriculum that includes AP and honors classes, advanced math, and Spanish for heritage speakers.

From the moment an interested applicant becomes a Cristo Rey student, we work toward his or her success.

Our freshmen participate in a summer bridge program to ready them for our academics. In addition, we offer coach classes, mentoring, and other support for students who may find certain subject matter to be challenging.

Our students will also participate in service to our Tampa community. In all ways, we nurture our students to be men and women in service to others through academic achievement, business experience, faith formation, and civic leadership.

Cristo Rey Tampa will provide access to a quality, Catholic, college-preparatory education to students from families of limited economic resources and educational options. Cristo Rey's college-ready goal is: all students will graduate from high school and college.

With this goal as our highest aspiration, all students engage in coursework designed to prepare them for success in college. Core subjects – reading, writing, science, mathematics, social studies, religious studies, world languages, and the arts – provide the foundation for our college preparatory education. Our academic program also emphasizes thinking strategies, such as complex reasoning, and lifelong learning behaviors, such as accuracy, persistence with new tasks, and other skills necessary for success in both the classroom and the workplace, such as precision and accuracy, complex reasoning, persistence with new tasks, and teaming and collaboration. In addition to the academic curriculum, students complete the Corporate Work Study curriculum during entry summer and throughout the four year corporate work study program.

The curriculum includes the following:

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of mathematics
  • 4 years of religious studies
  • 4 years of social studies
  • 4 years of science
  • 2 years of Spanish
  • 1 year of health
  • 1 year of physical education/health education
  • 1 year of visual and performing arts
  • 3 years of electives
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