Incoming freshmen who will be 14 years of age by September 1st. Students born after that date are placed on a waiting list. Students must have a good standing academic, attendance, and behavior record. Students must also be eligible and willing to work.
Prospective students must apply while they are in 8th grade. The deadline for application is March of 2023. Applications will be available in September online and at our office. You will need to submit 7th-grade report cards as well as 8th-grade. Recommendation letters must be submitted by the Principal/Counselor, English, and Math teachers. The students will also need to register for a placement test and an interview. All families are required to apply and be eligible for financial aid.
No, students of all faiths or denominations are welcome. The school is open to all; however, it should be understood that it is a Catholic, Jesuit, and Mercy institution. Religion classes, monthly liturgical celebrations, and spiritual retreats are part of the school.
The Cristo Rey Uniform consists of our purple Cristo Rey polo or long sleeve, black dress pants (no jeans or sweats), and black dress shoes or Vans. Red and blue articles are strictly prohibited.
Cristo Rey has a unique program that provides all students with a sponsored job that helps them offset the cost of their tuition and prepares them with important work skills, confidence, and accountability within the greater Sacramento area. All students receive training during our intensive Summer Institute Program. It also helps pay about $7,125 of the tuition of the student.
Absolutely! We have 38 Cristo Rey High Schools in our network, and all schools require students to be eligible for work. If you would like to know more about our network, please visit https://www.cristoreynetwork.org.
All students are interviewed based on their interests and skills; we may place them accordingly. Depending on the student’s grade level and job placement availability, the individual student may be placed in their chosen field.
Our campus building is closed to the public. We only allow entry through our front office, which remains locked and must be opened from the inside by a Cristo Rey employee.
We are a college preparatory school that meets the A-G requirements. We offer advanced and AP courses for students.
The number of available positions is determined at the end of the school year by the administration and is contingent on the current enrollment for each of these classes as well as the enrollment of the entire school.
Unfortunately, we do not because all students must first complete their summer institute training. Transfer students can start applying in January for the following school year.
We have a variety of sports your student can choose from all year long. We offer basketball, volleyball, soccer, and golf for both boys and girls. If you have questions regarding sports, please email Mr. Macias at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, we do not offer confirmation classes.
Cristo Rey High School is a unique high school that provides an affordable, Catholic, college preparatory education to students from low-income families in Sacramento. CRHSS is one of 37 schools in the Cristo Rey Network nationwide, which has a total network enrollment of over 12,300 students. Cristo Rey students complete a challenging traditional curriculum focusing on core academic subjects. A complementary program in the arts, athletics, service, and spiritual formation is offered.
Each student works five days per month in companies and organizations throughout the Sacramento region gaining real-world work experiences. These sponsoring companies allow students to earn 60% of the cost of their education.
Cristo Rey opened in August 2006 following an eight-month feasibility study. To date, Cristo Rey has graduated twelve classes totaling over 780 students. 96% of graduates have been accepted to colleges and universities.
Cristo Rey students live throughout Sacramento County and are from a variety of faith traditions. Cristo Rey students have significant economic need: more than 97% qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program.
Currently, we have 341 students. This year (2021-22) we plan to welcome over 80 new freshman students. Total school enrollment will grow to 400 students at capacity.
Yes! Cristo Rey works with admitted students and their families to establish a reasonable family contribution that can be supplemented with available scholarships.
No. Cristo Rey accepts students regardless of religious affiliation.
Cristo Rey has a rolling deadline throughout the year, though class sizes will reach the limit towards the end of the summer. In order to enroll in the fall, students are encouraged to complete the application process by March 4, 2022. Please reach out to Karla Barbosa, Director of Enrollment at email@example.com for more information.
The application process (tour, interview, recommendation letters, placement testing and etc.) takes about three months to complete.
Those admitted to Cristo Rey must attend the Summer Institute program to enhance their academic abilities and to prepare for the corporate work world. Emphasis is placed on students learning how to behave as “professional, mature, young adults” and give them the tools and confidence necessary to be successful in a business environment. Students are encouraged to interact with their classmates, teachers and volunteers in a professional manner. Students present class work, strengthening public speaking skills and are encouraged to ask questions
The family responsibility for tuition is $2,300.
Tuition assistance is available to all families at Cristo Rey High School with demonstrated financial need. It is a goal of the school Administration to provide all qualified students an opportunity to attend CRHS. Tuition Assistance applications are available at the Cristo Rey High School Business Office.
A very small number of students are accepted for grades 10, through 12 if space becomes available. We do not consider transfer students for mid-year enrollment.
All students must be 14 years of age by September 1st to begin in the Work-Study Program.
No, the daily schedule is organized so that all students complete a full weekly class schedule in an extended day format. Following the proven success of other Cristo Rey schools, students at Cristo Rey will fulfill all the requirements of a college preparatory high school.
Yes, all students must participate in Work-Study program. This program is part of the curriculum and finances a significant portion of the student’s cost of education. Each student will work one day each week and then one rotating day each month for a total of five days each month.
All students will complete a summer training program prior to the start of school. At this time, the Work-Study staff will begin to explore with students their interests and preferences for work experiences. The Work-Study Director will make the final determination as to where the student will be placed.
The Work-Study staff has a working relationship with an on-site supervisor at the company who will help guide and support the student in this challenging, but rewarding experience. Both the supervisors and school staff will provide overall guidance, education and support so that all students will feel successful at work.
All communications to corporate partners are made through the Work-Study staff at Cristo Rey High School.
A benefit to our program is that Work-Study staff will transport all student employees to their jobs each morning and pick them up each afternoon. All students will arrive at school each morning for attendance and then head to either work or class.
Student teams of four will generally cover one full-time, clerical, entry-level position at one of the many employment sites available. Students may file paperwork at a law firm, answer phones at an insurance company or scan documents at a construction company. A student’s job description may evolve over time with experience and grow to include more technical and difficult tasks. The purpose of the work experience is to expose students to professional culture and expand their dreams of what is possible for their future.
Contact Work-Study Program Director, Debbie Woodsford at (916) 400-3386 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.