What Makes Cristo Rey Tampa Different?
The signature and differentiating component of Cristo Rey Tampa High School is the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). Through this innovative program, students receive a private, college preparatory education, while gaining invaluable real-world work experience from leading corporations and non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area.
The Corporate Work Study Program provides our students with the opportunity to develop professionally through entry-level jobs at an assigned company. Students work five full days each month with our Partners, who are committed to enrich the lives of our students via coaching, mentoring, and supervision. Academic courses are scheduled in cohorts ensuring students never miss class, and Cristo Rey transports students to and from school to the partner work site. Our distinctive approach to education equips students with the knowledge and skills to transform their lives through rigorous academics, four years of work experience, and support to and through college.