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

Quick Info

Admissions

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

School Calendar

Stay up-to-date on Cristo Rey Tampa events for families and students. See Upcoming Events
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CWSP Calendar

Stay up-to-date on the Work Study Program happenings. See Upcoming Events
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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 IN PERSON. 
  • 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. 
  • Make the formal request on NAVIANCE.
  • Remember, the individual is submitting their request via Naviance, so this is an important step in the process.  Let your College Counselor know if the recommender is not on Naviance. 
  • Provide the individual with AT LEAST three weeks’ notice.
  • Remind the individual one week before the deadline. 
  • Check on Naviance to ensure the letter has been submitted
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.
Request transcripts for a college, summer, or scholarship program
  • For college application: Add the college to “Schools that I’m Applying to” on Naviance
  • Indicate whether you are applying to the college through the Common App or directly on their website
  • Fill out a transcript request form (located in the hanging file folder in the College Counseling office)
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
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. Marimar Velaz-Rivero at 831-621-8300 or via email at mvelaz@cristoreytampa.org
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 CRT Alumni throughout their college career regularly to ensure all CRT Alumni have the resources to reach their educational goals.

Counseling Support

Cristo Rey Tampa knows there are times when an issue impedes on a student’s classroom or work performance and even at home. To ensure our students and families receive the support they need to continue success, Cristo Rey Tampa has partnered with BayCare Behavioral Health to assist. Through their Family Assistance Program (FAP), BayCare helps students, their families, and school staff cope with problems interfering with a successful and positive experience in high school.

BayCare staff, along with the Dean of Student Growth and CRT staff, host quarterly Parent Formation Nights for students and parents/guardians to discuss issues relevant to families of teens. Parent Formation Nights are centered on topics related to teens and serve as a time to educate parents and answer their questions. See our online calendar for Parent Formation Nights scheduled September through May.

Social and Emotional Development

Through Frameworks and the School Connect® program, our students learn the lifelong importance of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

Menus

All Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School students are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch. In partnership with JW Foods, our culinary staff works to bring students fresh, healthy meals options.

September Menu
October Menu 
November Menu

Uniforms

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 3904D 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

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

Extracurriculars

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

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National Honors Society

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Testimonials

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.”

Jonathan.

Class of '20

Earned by Students in 2018-2019

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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: 7:30am - 4:30pm