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Cristo Rey Tampa is a Catholic, college preparatory high school that serves young men and women in grades 9-12. Students benefit from a college preparatory curriculum that integrates academics, professional work experience, extracurricular activities, and service to empower success in high school and college.

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Welcome to Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School

Thank you for your interest in Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School, a Catholic, college preparatory school and Corporate Work Study Program that provides an affordable education for students of all faiths and backgrounds. Our rigorous academic program coupled with character development, extracurricular activities, and service initiatives provides students with a solid foundation for academic success in high school and college.

CRT starts its seventh academic year in an environment that continues to foster growth in faith and reason, encourages hard work, commitment, discipline, and community service all while working closely with corporate Partners to create future leaders. Through our Corporate Work Study Program, students gain real-world work experience and begin to build their professional resume in the workplace while defraying the cost of their education.

Learn more about our innovative, collaborative, and creative approach to education by contacting our Office of Admissions at (813) 621-8300 ext. 109.

Welcome to Cristo Rey Tampa High School

Thank you for your interest in Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School (CRT), a Catholic, college preparatory school and Corporate Work Study Program that provides an affordable education for students of all faiths and backgrounds. Our rigorous academic program coupled with character development, extracurricular activities, and service initiatives provides students with a solid foundation for academic success in high school and college.

CRT starts its fourth academic year in an environment that continues to foster growth in faith and reason, encourages hard work, commitment, discipline, and community service all while working closely with corporate Partners to create future leaders. Through our Corporate Work Study Program, students gain real-world work experience and begin to build their professional resume in the workplace while defraying the cost of their education.

Learn more about our innovative, collaborative, and creative approach to education by contacting our Office of Admissions at (813) 537-2409.

Application Process

Steps to Apply

Please follow the Steps to Apply to submit an application to Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School. These steps will guide you through the complete application process. 

For any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at (813) 621-8300 ext. 109.

1. Submit an application Online

Create an account to submit an application online
(free) and for event sign up.

2. Attend an Event 

Sign up to attend Open House, the Corporate Work Study Showcase, Panther for A Day, and all events to learn more about the Cristo Rey Tampa experience. 

 

3. Submit An Online Request for Student Records

Grant Cristo Rey Tampa permission to request your student records.

This form must be submitted to your child’s current school. 

4. Request Teacher Recommendations

Request recommendations from a Math and English teacher.

 

5. Complete an interview

Appointments are scheduled by the Admissions Department.

 

6. Apply/Renew to Step Up For Students

Cristo Rey is designed for students who desire an affordable faith-based, college preparatory education. All Cristo Rey Tampa students must qualify for an income-based scholarship based on our income guidelines (link). It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to apply and complete the scholarship application process through Step Up for Students or AAA Foundation for the student to attend Cristo Rey Tampa. Visit www.stepupforstudents.org for more information.

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For Prospective Students

Requirements

Cristo Rey Tampa High School only admits incoming ninth and tenth grade (limited space) students who have a minimum 2.75 GPA and satisfactory academic and behavioral reports from their current school.

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Age Requirement

Students must be 14-years old on or before November 1 when entering grade nine

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Summer Business Training

Attend and successfully complete both weeks of Summer Business Training in the summer of 2024. Summer Business Training 2024 dates are: July 22-26 and July 29-August 2.  Each day begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. modeling the regular school day.

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Meet Income Guidelines

Qualify for the Step Up For Students Income-Based Scholarship Program based upon income verification requirements
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Eligible to Work In the United States

All students must have a Social Security number and present legal verification of their U.S. citizenship or legal residency.

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Corporate Work Study Program

Be willing to participate fully in the Corporate Work Study Program as a means of contributing to the funding of their own education

Important dates & Events

Priority Deadline

For freshman applications, priority is given to applications received before December 1, 2023. However, you are encouraged to turn in your application sooner! For those applications received after December 1, 2023, we process and evaluate the applications on a rolling basis once we have finished processing those applications received on or before the priority deadline.

Priority deadline for registration is January 19th. Families who submit and enrollment contract and pay the enrollment fee ($100) before this date, will receive two months discounted tuition.

If you have questions reagarding priority deadline, please contact our Admissions Office at 813-621-8300 ext. 109 or email admissions@cristoreytampa.org

Open House

8th grade students and their parents/guardians interested in learning more about the innovative and collaborative Cristo Rey learning environment are invited to join us for an Open House. Meet our staff and students, and take a campus tour.

 

2023 – 2024

Open House at Cristo Rey Tampa

Thursday, January 18, 20245:30 p.m.

 

Panther For A Day!

Prospective students are invited to spend a day on campus shadowing a Cristo Rey Tampa student and participating in the Cristo Rey experience. Students are paired with a Student Ambassador who will introduce them to Cristo Rey Tampa life firsthand. Students will attend classes, meet teachers and other students, and enjoy lunch. They will also learn about rigorous academic course offerings, extracurricular activities, and the Corporate Work Study Program.

Process

Students should sign up for the shadowing date listed below. Shadowing is offered by appointment only November through March.

Student Information

  • Students should arrive on campus no later than 8:30 a.m. Class will start at 9:00 a.m.
    The day concludes at 1:00 p.m. and students can be picked up in the Admissions Office.
    Students may wear their school uniform or a polo/button-down shirt with dress/khaki pants and tennis/dress shoes.
  • Lunch is provided for students.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ms. Brianna Brokaw, Director of Admissions via email at admissions@cristoreytampa.org or by phone at (813) 537-2409.

Corporate Work Study Expo
Thursday, December 7, 20235:30 p.m.

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Open House (on-campus)

Students and their parents interested in learning more about the innovative and collaborative Cristo Rey learning environment are invited to join us for an Open House either on-campus.

 

2022- 2023

Open House (In-person) at Cristo Rey Tampa

Wednesday, October 6, 20225:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 2, 20225:30 p.m.

 

Panther For A Day!

Prospective students are invited to spend a day on campus shadowing a Cristo Rey Tampa student and participating in the Cristo Rey experience. Students are paired with a Student Ambassador who will introduce them to Cristo Rey Tampa life firsthand. Students will attend classes, meet teachers and other students, and enjoy lunch. They will also learn about rigorous academic course offerings, extracurricular activities, and the Corporate Work Study Program.

Process

Students should sign up for the shadowing date listed below. Shadowing is offered by appointment only November through March.

Student Information

  • Students should arrive on campus no later than 8:30 a.m. Class will start at 9:00 a.m.
    The day concludes at 1:00 p.m. and students can be picked up in the Admissions Office.
    Students may wear their school uniform or a polo/button-down shirt with dress/khaki pants and tennis/dress shoes.
  • Lunch is provided for students.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ms. Brianna Brokaw, Director of Admissions via email at admissions@cristoreytampa.org or by phone at (813) 537-2409.

Private Admissions Meeting

Prospective students and their families can schedule a one-on-one meeting with our Admissions Office staff for a personal question and answer session. Meetings can be conducted via Zoom, in person, or on the phone.

Staff will answer your questions and share information about admissions, the Cristo Rey curriculum, Corporate Work Study Program, and the entire Cristo Rey Tampa experience.

Please contact our Admissions Office at 813-537-2409 or email admissions@cristoreytampa.org to schedule your meeting. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an Entrance Exam?

No, we do not require the ISEE or the HSPT.  We use the grades, standardized test scores, and letters of recommendation that you submit when you apply.

Are extracurricular 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 that includes a four-year curriculum in religious studies in which all students are expected to participate. 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 $75 a month, depending on the Step Up For Student guidelines, for their student to attend Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School. Families must first apply for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship through Step Up For Students at www.stepupforstudents.org.

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 in 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 Office of Admissions at (813) 621-8300 ext. 111 for assistance.

Is transportation provided to students?

The before and after school services offered are based on need and distance from the school. The model used for before and after school transportation is called arterial transportation. Central pick-up and drop-off points are identified, and parents must get their students to and from these points. View our Transportation Hubs.

Transportation from CRT to the student’s workplace is provided daily.

If you have questions regarding transportation, contact Jose Montes, Transportation Manager, via email at jmontes@cristoreytampa.org.

When can I visit Cristo Rey Tampa?

We encourage families to visit our campus during  Open House events. 
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 ext.111.

When will I find out if I was accepted?

Families will receive decision notifications beginning in February 2024.

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Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High Schoool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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

Telephone: (813) 621-8300

Fax: (813) 336-2207

Email: info@cristoreytampa.org

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

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Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High Schoool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.