Student and Campus Life
Cristo Rey Tampa fosters growth in faith and reason, encourages hard work, and community service guided by the charism of St. John Bosco.
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General Info

Principal: Matthew J. Torano

Grade Levels: 9-12

Parent & Student Handbook

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Quick Info


Prospective families can Apply online, sign up for Welcome Wednesdays and Panther for a Day, an register for Open House. Apply Now

School Calendar
CWSP Calendar

Stay up-to-date on the Work Study Program happenings. See Upcoming Events
Download 2023-2024 CWSP Calendar

Staff Directory

Meet the Cristo Rey Tampa team of professionals. Meet the Staff

News and Events

Stay connected with CRT! Read about students and staff making a difference on campus and in the community. Learn More

College & Career Counseling

The mission of our College & Career Counseling Department is to provide college and career readiness to all Cristo Rey Tampa students. Our College Counselor supports students and families during their four years at CRT to find the best “fit” college or university by providing guidance and support through the college, scholarship, and financial aid process.

Cristo Rey’s comprehensive four-year program utilizes Naviance—an online guide that assists students with college and career planning—and engages freshmen in learning style instruments, personality inventories, career surveys, goal setting, and resume development. Students learn the importance of their “numbers” regarding GPA and standardized test scores, and how those numbers are used in college acceptances, Bright Futures, and scholarship awards.


College & Career Services for CRT students includes:

  • Communication with parents/guardians and students — the essential key in the exciting journey towards a post secondary education
  • Providing assistance in developing a data driven college interest list
  • Guidance with standardized testing
  • Assistance with essay writing
  • Opportunities to meet with college representatives through Rep Visits and Semester College Fairs
  • Field trips to local college campuses
  • Guidance and information for Dual Enrollment and Summer programs

Student Corner:

Letters of Recommendation
  • Think carefully about who best can write about you according to the needs of the application.
  • Ask the individual VIA EMAIL to write you a recommendation and copy your assigned College Counselor on the email. 
  • Provide the individual with the request form AND email a copy of your student activity sheet and (if you are comfortable) your student background questionnaire.  Ask if the individual has any other requirements before they will write your recommendation. 
  • Provide the individual with AT LEAST three weeks’ notice.
  • Remind the individual one week before the deadline. 
Dual Enrollment Classes

Requirements: 3.0 cumulative high school unweighted GPA and pass each section of the PERT test

  • Apply to HCC as a Dual Enrollment Student.
  • Meet with your College Counselor to decide the best location and date to take the PERT.
  • Provide your college counselor your PERT scores.
  • The College Counselor will send a permission form, and you will be able to enroll!
  • Students must meet with their College Counselor at the end of every semester to renew your permission to continue taking Dual Enrollment courses.
College Resources

Below are links to resources that will assist students in their preparation for developing their college applications and high school resume.

Dual Enrollment:
HCC Dual Enrollment
HCC Course Search Portal
Apply to HCC Dual Enrollment
USF Dual Enrollment 

PERT Testing Times and Locations

GPA Calculator
AP Credit Policies for College

If you have questions regarding the College & Career Counseling Department, please contact Ms. Jennifer Smith

Schedule an appointment to discuss academics and college planning!

College & Alumni Support

The mission of our Alumni Coordinator Office is to provide college and career readiness to all Cristo Rey Tampa students to successfully enroll in a college or university. Our Alumni Coordinator monitors and connects with Cristo Rey Tampa Alumni throughout their college career regularly to ensure all CRT Alumni have the resources to reach their educational goals.

Counseling Support

Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is committed to providing quality education to its students by serving them in a wholistic manner. To achieve this goal, school faculty/staff as well as parents/guardians may refer students for counseling services at any time during the academic year. The goal of the school counseling program is to help students succeed emotionally, spiritually, and academically by addressing mental health issues. Possible counseling topics include depression, anxiety, anger, disruptive behavior, and low self-concept.

In addition to individual counseling services, Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School provides group counseling services for students which address a variety of topics throughout the year. Parent/guardians are also welcomed to inquire about family counseling sessions, which may be provided in select circumstances.

We also host quarterly Parent Formation Nights centered on topics related to teens and serve as a time to educate parents and answer their questions.  Parent Formation Nights are scheduled September through May (see the online calendar) and parent participation is expected.

If you have further questions about the school counseling program at Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School, please contact Erin McEntegart, LCSW via email at 

 If you believe that your child is experiencing a mental health crisis, is a risk to themselves or others or needs immediate assistance, please contact 911 or the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay (211). 


Social and Emotional Development

Through Frameworks and the School Connect® program, our students learn the lifelong importance of social and emotional learning (SEL). , an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel, and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.

SEL proactively helps children and adults develop and practice the following competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

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About Frameworks of Tampa Bay  

Frameworks of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower educators, youth services professionals, and parents and guardians with training, coaching, and research-based resources to equip students with social and emotional skills.


Food & Menus

All Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School students are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch. In partnership with LivyO’s Catering, their culinary staff works to bring students and staff fresh, healthy meals options set forth by the National School Lunch Program.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions.

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools such as Cristo Rey Tampa. CEP allows Cristo Rey Tampa to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.

The program also incorporates a Wellness Policy to promote healthy eating habits and physical activity at school.

2023-2024 Monthly Menus (Breakfast & Lunch):

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As a private college preparatory school, the mandatory school uniform at Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School establishes an environment of respect and focus on academics. School uniforms can be purchased from Educational Outfitters. For more information, visit Educational Outfitters or their store located at 3904-D W. Hillsborough Avenue.

Boy’s Uniforms
School Day
  • Uniform Shirt – Navy blue polo with Cristo Rey Tampa logo 
  • Khaki pants 
  • Black or brown dress shoes (Sperry’s are allowed if necessary, at school, but not for Corporate Work Study) 
  • Dark socks that extend over the ankle joint Belt to match the color of shoes worn any print through. 
  • V-neck logoed sweater
Corporate Work Study & Mass Attire
  • White long-sleeved button-down collar oxford shirt with school logo
  • School tie
  • Blazer (purchased at school as deemed necessary)
  • Black or brown belt (to match shoes)
  • Black or navy dress socks that extend over the ankle joint
  • Black or brown shoes
  • Company issued shirts are permitted
P.E. Gym wear
  • Royal mesh shorts with school logo 
  • Grey T-shirt with school logo
Girl’s Uniforms
School Day
  • Girls School Attire 
  • Navy blue polo with Cristo Rey Tampa logo 
  • Khaki skirt midrise style 6751 A-line knee 
  • Khaki pants 
  • Navy blue or black socks that extend over the ankle 
  • Brown or black dress shoes-closed toe, flats
  • V-neck sweater with school logo
Corporate Work Study & Mass Attire
  • Khaki skirt (midrise style 6751 A-line knee)
  • Khaki pants with CRT logo or pre-approved with letter from Dean of Student Growth. White long-sleeved button-down collar oxford
  • School tie
  • Black or brown shoes, closed toe, one-inch heels or less 
  • Blazer (purchased at school as deemed necessary) 
  • Black or brown belt (match with shoes) 
  • Black or navy dress socks that extend past the ankle joint
  • Company issued shirts are permitted.
P.E. Gym wear
  • Royal mesh shorts with school logo 
  • Grey T-shirt with school logo

Campus Youth Ministry

student and campus life

Campus youth ministry’s role at Cristo Rey Tampa is unique as a result of the Salesian charism that the school follows. St. John Bosco, the founder of charisms, believed that a school should have within it four pillars. The school should be a home, a school, a church, and a playground. Campus youth ministry at Cristo Rey strives to bring each of these four pillars to fruition by building a strong community of faith tasked with leading each student regardless of religious background into a closer relationship with our Creator.

The CRT Campus Youth Ministry team engages in volunteerism, service, and outreach. Its members organize student retreats, festivals, and celebrations. Students assist in the planning of monthly masses. Under the direction of the Campus Youth Minister, students plan the Liturgy and serve at mass as cantors, musicians, Eucharistic ministers, and altar servers.

All Campus Youth Ministry events are included on the school calendar.

“Everything and everyone is won by the sweetness of our words and works.”

St. John Bosco


Academics and honing our student’s corporate work skills are the main focus at Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School; however, we encourage our students to participate in extracurricular activities to practice the very skills they learn in the classroom and at work. CRT Panthers continually learn how to balance their rigorous academic course load and participate in sports and clubs.

All extracurricular offerings are based on student interest. Check our sports schedule to see a Panther team in action, and stay connected with us on social media to see our student clubs serving in the community. Stay connected to us through social media and see our student clubs serving on and off campus in the community.

All extracurricular offerings are based on student interest.

Download Athlete’s Contract
Download Athletic Department’s Mission



Campus Youth Ministry


Hispanic Honor Society


Key Club


Multicultural Club


National Honor Society


Student Government

Club Sports:





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Boys Basketball


Boys Soccer


Girls Basketball


Girls Soccer


Girls Volleyball



What Students Are Saying About Cristo Rey.

“I would like our CWSP partners to know that as students, who are preparing to go to college to achieve our career goals, we are very thankful for all the time and effort that they put forth each day to help us.”

Sarai N.

Class of '20

“CRT is preparing me in the courses I have been taking, and I feel like I’m going to be able to graduate high school and enter college confident that I will make it through.”

Yunuen P.

Class of '23

“I have never had such an opportunity in my life to get so much experience and meet people whom I consider friends now. I am very thankful for BST Global and the CWSP program.”


Class of '20

Earned by Students in 2022-2023

AP courses offered


Student Body Enrolled in AP Courses

Students Enrolled

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


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.