A Step Above the Rest

Academics

Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School offers a unique academic experience combining rigorous college preparatory curriculum and a Corporate Work Study Program that fosters academic excellence and a foundation for success.

A Step Above the Rest

Academics

Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School offers a unique academic experience combining rigorous college preparatory curriculum and a Corporate Work Study Program that fosters academic excellence and a foundation for success.

A Word

From Our Principal

I am honored that you have chosen Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School (CRT) for your child’s high school education. We are passionate about developing well-rounded students in the classroom, the community, and the workplace and are excited that this year, we will have our first graduating class.

Our campus is a rigorous college preparatory learning community that has high expectations for all– students, teachers, and staff. Students who represent diverse backgrounds grow in character and faith. Through the Salesian charisms and methods of St. John Bosco, we develop meaningful and supportive relationships with our students while encouraging them to become service-oriented leaders pursuing academic success.

I look forward to working with you and your child during their time at Cristo Rey. Your engagement and support of our school are appreciated. Together, we will continue to provide your child with the opportunities and support to reach their goals.

A Word

From Our Principal

I am honored that you have chosen Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School (CRT) for your child’s high school education. We are passionate about developing well-rounded students in the classroom, the community, and the workplace and are excited that this year, we will have our first graduating class.

Our campus is a rigorous college preparatory learning community that has high expectations for all– students, teachers, and staff. Students who represent diverse backgrounds grow in character and faith. Through the Salesian charisms and methods of St. John Bosco, we develop meaningful and supportive relationships with our students while encouraging them to become service-oriented leaders pursuing academic success.

I look forward to working with you and your child during their time at Cristo Rey. Your engagement and support of our school are appreciated. Together, we will continue to provide your child with the opportunities and support to reach their goals.

– Matthew J. Torano

Principal

General Info

Principal: Matthew J. Torano

Grade Levels: 9-12

Parent/Student Handbook

Quick Info

Admissions

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School Calendar

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CWSP Calendar

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Staff Directory

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News and Events

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College Preparatory Curriculum

The Cristo Rey curriculum is designed and taught to prepare students for success in college and life. We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum using an instructional model that maximizes the use of technology and meaningful assessment. Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School offers courses at two levels, standard college preparatory and honors. All courses at Cristo Rey Tampa prepare students to meet the requirements for a standard high school diploma.
Students are required to obtain 28 academic credits with a minimum weighted cumulative GPA of 2.0 to complete the academic program at CRT. Students must earn seven (7) credits at CRT during their senior year unless they are in a dual enrollment program or have a special circumstance approved by the administration. In addition to academic requirements, students must complete the service hour requirements for program completion.

Credit Requirements

English or Language Arts (4 Credits)
  • English 1
  • English 1 Honors*
  • English 2
  • English 2 Honors*
  • English 3
  • English 3 Honors*
  • Advanced Placement English Language & Composition*
  • Advanced Placement English Literature & Composition*

*Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Math (4 Credits)
  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra Honors*
  • Geometry
  • Geometry Honors*
  • Algebra 2
  • Algebra 2 Honors*
  • PreCalculus Honors*
  • Calculus Honors*
  • Advanced Placement Calculus AB*
  • Math for College Readiness*
  • Advanced Placement Statistics*

*Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Science (4 Credits, 2 with Labs)
  • Biology
  • Biology Honors*
  • Integrated Physics & Chemistry (Inactive)
  • Chemistry Honors*
  • Astronomy Solar/ Galactic
  • Physics
  • Physics Honors*
  • Advanced Placement Biology*
  • Advanced Placement Chemistry*
  • Advanced Placement Environmental Science*

*Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Social Studies (3 credits)
  • World History
  • Advanced Placement World History*
  • U.S. History
  • Advanced Placement U.S. History*
  • American Government
  • Economics with Financial Literacy
  • Psychology 1&2
  • Advanced Placement Psychology*

*Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Personal Fitness/PE Elective (1 credit)
  • Health Optimizing Physical Education [HOPE]

Notes: Students who become unable to participate in a Physical Education course for an extended time may be required by administration to enroll in an online Physical Education course offered by Florida Virtual School. The State of Florida requires one credit in H.O.P.E that is satisfied by 1/2 credit of Personal Fitness and 1/2 credit of Team Sports.

Religious Studies (4 credits)
  • Theology 1
  • Theology 2
  • Theology 3
  • Theology 4
Fine/Performing Arts (1 credits)
  • Speech
  • Journalism 1
  • Art History
Foreign Language (2 credits)
  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Advanced Placement Spanish*

*Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

Electives (5 credits)
  • Leadership Development
  • Robotics 1

AP Course Offerings

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AP Art History

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AP Biology

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AP Environmental

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AP Psychology

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AP Physics

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AP Language & Composition

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AP US History

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AP World History

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AP Spanish Language

Transportation

At Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School, we believe that accessibility is as equally important as punctuality. As part of our overall mission, we provide multiple forms of transportation to accommodate various routes. Transportation routes are reviewed annually and are either renewed or canceled based on need and distance.

Transportation Options:

Corporate Work Study
Our Corporate Work Study model requires all Cristo Rey students to be punctual. To ensure this, our students receive transportation to and from work as part of the Corporate Work Study Program.
Before and After School
The before and after school transportation services offered are based on need and distance from the school. The model used for before and after school transportation is known as arterial transportation. Central pick-up and drop-off points are identified, and parents must get their students to and from these points. There is a fee for Cristo Rey Transportation before and after school of $200 a semester.

For the 2019-2020 school year, there are two routes that provide before and after school services.

East Route: Stops are offered at San Jose Mission, St. Clement’s Catholic Church, and the Circle K on Williams St. and MLK Blvd (Plant City and Dover).

South Route: Stops are offered at Pet Supermarket, Cypress Village Shopping Center and BayCare Laboratories on Big Bend Road (Sun City Center and Riverview).

The first pick up is located at Dollar General at 3005 W. Columbus Dr. Tampa, FL 33607. The second pick up is located at Family Dollar at 2503 N. Tampa St. Tampa, FL 33602.

Carpooling through TBARTA - New this year!

For information and questions regarding transportation, please contact Jose Montes, Transportation Manager, via email at jmontes@cristoreytampa.org

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the academic expectations at Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School?
Students will be challenged and expected to work hard in and out of class to attain the knowledge and skills that will lead them to success in college and beyond. The curriculum is a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.
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.
Is the school calendar the same as Hillsborough County Public Schools and the other Catholic schools?
While efforts are made to align the calendar with traditional school calendars, the primary influence on the calendar is our students’ commitment to their corporate jobs and the need for instructional time. As such, some of the holidays and vacations are more in line with federal holidays than traditional school holidays; for instance, we do not take many of the breaks that are assumed at both public and private schools. In addition, programs for all incoming students are held in the summer and are a requirement for admission to the program. Because of our Corporate Work Study Program and the need for quality instructional time, our school year is longer than most (186 days), as is our school day (7:30 a.m. – 4:12 p.m.).
Are Honors or AP level courses offered?
Yes, Honors and AP (Advanced Placement) are part of the Cristo Rey Tampa curriculum. Students are placed in courses based upon their transcripts and recommendations. Dual enrollment courses are offered as well to those students who qualify.
Will students be prepared for State of Florida end of course examinations?
As an independent school, Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is not obligated to any state or district testing. Our students take the final exams of the Cristo Rey Network of Schools, exams which closely mirror other college preparatory school exams.
Is Cristo Rey Tampa accredited?
Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is in the process of applying for accreditation.

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Get In Touch

Location: Mary Help of Christians, Inc.
6400 East Chelsea Street
Tampa, Florida 33610

Telephone: (813) 621-8300

Email: info@cristoreytampa.org

School Hours: M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.