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The application period for 2020-2021 opens on September 2, 2019.

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Transforming Our Future – One Student At a Time


What are the admissions requirements?

Cristo Rey Tampa High School only admits incoming students in grades 9, 10, and 11 who have a minimum 2.75 GPA and satisfactory academic and behavioral reports from their current school.  

Prospective students must be:

  • 14-years old on or before September 1 when entering grade nine;
  • Committed to working 5 full days each month;
  • Committed to our slightly longer school day and school year;
  • From a family which meets our income requirement;
  • Willing to participate in a faith-based curriculum; and 
  • Able to attend and successfully complete two weeks of Summer Business Training.
How do I apply?
  • The application period opens October 1, 2018.
  • Parents should schedule a time to meet with an Admissions staff member to start the application process by calling 813-621-8300 or by emailing
  • An interview is part of the Admissions process.
Is there an Entrance Exam?

No. However, a placement test is given to incoming 9th grade students upon enrollment to accurately place students in academic classes.

Do all students participate in the Corporate Work Study Program?

Yes. As a requirement for admission, all students must be 14 years old and have the necessary documentation to be legally employed in the United States. Students who cannot work cannot remain in the academic program.


Are extra-curricular activities and sports offered?

Yes! Cristo Rey Tampa offers athletic teams and extracurricular activities.  Additional clubs and activities are offered based on student interest and the availability of moderators. We are very proud and supportive of our students' extracurricular efforts, it is essential to understand that academics and work always come first.  Students' first commitment on the days they work is to their job, and they may not miss work to participate in sporting events or other activities.  Likewise, students who are struggling academically will be placed in tutoring and may be ineligible for extracurricular opportunities until they improve their academic performance.


Is Cristo Rey Tampa co-ed?

Yes. Cristo Rey Tampa serves both young men and women.

Is there a uniform?

Yes, all students are required to report to school each day in the appropriate uniform. We are proud to partner with Educational Outfitters  for school uniforms. 

Do you need to be Catholic to apply?

No, we welcome students of all faiths and denominations. The school is open to all interested applicants and religious preference is not a factor in the admissions process. We pride ourselves on a diverse student and staff/faculty body. CRT is a Catholic institution, so a four-year curriculum in religious studies is expected of all students. Regular liturgical celebrations, service projects, and spiritual retreats are also a component of our students’ education.


What is the average contribution paid by the family?

Parents/guardians pay as little as $65 a month, depending on the Step Up For Student guidelines, for their student to attend Cristo Rey Tampa High School.  Families must first apply and qualify for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship through Step Up For Students at

The Step Up For Students Scholarship award is unique to each family's income. When the Step Up application period opens, applications are processed in the order on which they are received (including all supporting documentation). Scholarships are awarded with priority given to renewal families followed by new families with the greatest financial need.

Please contact our Admissions department for assistance. 

Is transportation provided to students?

Transportation to the school and from the school is paid for by CRT and provided by the county’s bus line – Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART). Our school is located near a transfer center for the bus line (D - Net Park), students are then bussed from Net Park to CRT which is less than a minute drive. Transportation from CRT to the student’s workplace is available every day. 

Parent/guardians interested in signing up for carpool should contact Jose Montes, Transportation Manager, via email at

When can I visit?

All interested students and their parents are invited to visit our campus on:

Students are invited to participate in the Cristo Rey experience during the school day by attending our "Panther For A Day" shadowing program. Register online to reserve your spot. 

To learn more about admission to Cristo Rey Tampa High School, please call our Office of Admissions at (813) 621-8300. xt. 111

All visitors must sign in at the Main Office upon arrival on campus. 

When will I find out if I was accepted?

Decision letters will be mailed in intervals starting in January. If a student applies after initial notifications have been mailed, he/she will be accepted on a rolling basis.

How do I find out more information?

Contact our Office of Admissions (813) 621-8300.

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