Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School

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Program of Studies

Curriculum and Required Courses

 
The Cristo Rey curriculum is designed and taught to prepare students for success in college. The faculty works closely with each student to help them develop a skill set that focuses on effective communication, complex reasoning, precision and accuracy, persistence, teamwork and collaboration, initiative and self-direction, and productivity and accountability.

Through the use of standards that prepare students for college-level courses, effective teaching styles that make learning engaging and possible, and instruction that is informed by routine classroom assessments, Cristo Rey schools maximize the academic achievements of their students.

The ultimate goal of a Cristo Rey education is that students will graduate from both high school and college. During their four years of high school, they will gain a deep understanding of both themselves and the world around them. They will be prepared to think and act for themselves and graduate knowing that they have both the responsibility to fight for justice in our world and the tools needed to begin that work.
 
Our full program of studies may be found below:
 
9th Grade
  • English
  • Writing
  • Algebra 1 or Geometry
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics or Earth Science
  • World History
  • Religion
  • Computer Literacy, semester course
 
10th Grade
  • English
  • Spanish, Native or non-Native
  • Geometry or Algebra 2
  • American History 1
  • Religion
  • Biology
 
11th Grade
  • English
  • Spanish 2
  • Pre-Calculus or Algebra 2
  • American History 2
  • Religion
  • Chemistry
 
12th Grade
  • English
  • AP Spanish or Spanish 3
  • Honors/AP Calculus or Pre-Calculus
  • College Writing
  • Religion
  • Physics or Environmental Sciences
 
This coursework is integrated with the Corporate Work Study Program's mandated 5 full work days a month. Students have access to extensive Academic Support and College Counseling services as needed.