At Cristo Rey Tampa High School, we are committed to working with all students to ensure that they are prepared for college and challenged to reach their full potential. Cristo Rey Tampa will work with students who lack academic skills but who are willing to work hard to achieve the high expectations that we hold. We will challenge students who are already academically successful to achieve even greater success.
Yes! Cristo Rey Tampa will be offering athletic teams and extracurricular activities. Additional clubs and activities will be offered on the basis of student interest and the availability of moderators. However, while 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.
Families pay as little as $65 a month 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 www.stepupforstudents.org.
No, we welcome students of all faiths and denominations, as well as those of no faith background at all. The school is open to all interested candidates and religious preferences is not a factor in the admissions process. However, Cristo Rey Tampa High School is a Catholic institution, and a four-year curriculum in religious studies is a requirement for graduation, and regular liturgical celebrations, service projects, and spiritual retreats are an important component of our students' education.
Cristo Rey Tampa High School will admit only incoming ninth grade students for the 2016-17 school year. An additional ninth grade class will be added each of the three school years after that.
Students wishing to attend must be:
- 14-years old on or before September 1 when entering grade nine
- Capable of college preparatory work
- 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
- Willing to respect the beliefs of other students
Interested eighth graders can complete an admissions application and apply starting in September. Parents can schedule an appointment to submit the application by calling 813-621-8300, ext. 224. The second part of the process is an interview. Interviews will be scheduled immediately following the submission of all the required application documents.
Contact Alberto Rios, Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management, with any questions you have. (813) 621-8300, ext 224