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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 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) 621-8300 ext. 111.

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) 621-8300.

How to apply

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. All application materials should be submitted to Cristo Rey Tampa High School. In order for an applicant to be considered for admission, all forms requested must be received.

To learn more about the Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School admissions process or for assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions at (813) 621-8300.

1. Apply

Submit an application online.

(The application period opens Monday, September 2, 2019)

2. Teacher Recommendations

Request recommendations from a Math and English teacher.

Download Language Arts Teacher Recommendation Form
Download Math Teacher Recommendation Form

3. Student Records

Grant Cristo Rey Tampa permission to request your student records.

Download Request for Student Records Consent to Release Form

4. Apply to Step Up For Students

Cristo Rey is designed for students who desire a faith-based, college preparatory education but who may not otherwise afford one. Financial need is the first criterion for admission, and is decided on a case-by-case basis as determined by Step Up For Students Income-Based Scholarship. Visit www.stepupforstudents.org for more information.

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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Be 14-years old

Be 14-years old on or before September 1 when entering grade nine
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Summer Business Training

Attend and successfully complete both weeks of Summer Business Training.
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Step Up For Students Income-Based Scholarship Program

Qualify for the Step Up For Students Income-Based Scholarship Program based upon income verification requirements
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Legal U.S. Citizenship or Residency

Be able to obtain 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

Tuition & Parent Contribution

Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is committed to offering an affordable Catholic college preparatory education to low-income families. All students who attend CRT must meet income qualifications and participate in our innovative Corporate Work Study Program to offset the cost of their education.

The cost to educate each CRT student is approximately $18,000 per year. This cost includes books, use of a Chromebook, breakfast, lunch, and sports fees.

The information to your right illustrates how tuition is funded for CRT students. From our Corporate Work Study Partners and the income-based tax credit scholarship to our generous community donors and each parent’s contribution, Cristo Rey Tampa students receive a top-quality college preparatory education.

Apply for the Step Up For Students income-based scholarship

40% – Corporate Work Study

Dollars earned by students through innovative Corporate Work Study Program

40% – STEP UP FOR STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP

Income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship*

14% – PHILANTHROPY

Dollars raised from individuals, donations, and foundations

6% – PARENT CONTRIBUTION

The remaining cost is covered by the parent, ranging from $650 – $3,000 per school year ($65 – $300 a month) based on income qualifications

Learn About Cristo Rey Tampa

Personalized Admissions Meeting - NEW

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 virtually via Zoom (online) or 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 813-621-8300 ext.111 or email admissions@cristoreytampa.org to schedule your meeting. 

Open House/Virtual open house

Interested students and their parents who want to learn about the innovative and collaborative Cristo Rey learning environment are invited to join us for a Virtual Open House.

 

Spring 2020

Virtual Open House
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Zoom)*
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Zoom)*
Tuesday, April 28, 2020    12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Zoom)*
Thursday, April 30, 2020    6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Zoom)*
Tuesday, May 5 , 2020     12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Zoom)*

*Email admissions@cristoreytampa.org for the Zoom link. 

2019-2020

Thursday, September 5, 2019 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Panther For A Day! - resumes in the fall of 2020

Prospective students are invited to spend a day on campus shadowing a CRT student and participating in the Cristo Rey experience. Students are paired with a Student Ambassador who will introduce them to CRT 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 online(opens in September) for one of the shadowing dates listed below. Shadowing is offered by appointment only November through March.

 

Student Information

Students should arrive on campus no later than 8:50 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 Mrs. Ana Valero, Registrar/Enrollment via email at admissions@cristoreytampa.org or by phone at (813) 621-8300 ext. 111.

Learn About Cristo Rey Tampa

Virtual Open House

Interested students and their parents who want to learn about the innovative and collaborative Cristo Rey learning environment should join us for a Virtual Open House.

2019-2020

Virtual Open Houses

Tuesday, April 28 at noon on Zoom
Sign Up Here and we will email you the link for the Zoom session

Thursday, April 30, 6:00 p.m. on Facebook Live (@cristoreytampa)

Sign Up Here

Personalized Admissions Meeting
PERSONALIZED ADMISSIONS MEETING

Prospective students and their families can schedule to meet with our Admissions Office staff for a personal question and answer session. Meetings can be conducted on campus (following CDC gathering guidelines)* or via Zoom. 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 813-621-8300 ext.111 or email admissions@cristoreytampa.org

*Guests should wear a mask and maintain social distancing upon visit. Guests are limited to student and one parent/guardian.

Panther For A Day!

Prospective students are invited to spend a day on campus shadowing a CRT student and participating in the Cristo Rey experience. Students are paired with a Student Ambassador who will introduce them to CRT 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. This event will resume in November 2020.

Process

Students should sign up online(opens in September) for one of the shadowing dates listed below. Shadowing is offered by appointment only November through March.

 

Student Information

Students should arrive on campus no later than 8:50 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 Mrs. Ana Valero, Recruitment and Talent Associate/Registrar via email at admissions@cristoreytampa.org or by phone at (813) 621-8300 ext. 111. Sign Up Here

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
Parents are encouraged to meet with a member of the Admissions team to start the application process by calling 813-621-8300 ext. 111 or by emailing admissions@cristoreytampa.org.

A student interview is part of the Admissions process.

Apply Online
What are the admissions requirements?

Cristo Rey Tampa High School only admits incoming students in grades 9 and 10 (limited space) 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;
  • Able to attend and successfully complete two weeks of Summer Business Training.
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. All students participate in the Corporate Work Study Program along with taking a college preparatory curriculum. 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 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 $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 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 xt. 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. There is a fee for Cristo Rey Transportation before and after school of $200 a semester.

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

Parents/guardians interested in signing up for carpool should 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 on Welcome Wednesdays and Open Houses held throughout the year.
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
When will I find out if I was accepted?
Families will receive decision notifications beginning as early as November 2019.
How do I find out more information?
Contact our Office of Admissions (813) 621-8300.

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Get In Touch

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

Telephone: (813) 621-8300

Fax: (813) 433-5249

Email: info@cristoreytampa.org

School Hours: M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.