Academics + College Success
By attending Cristo Rey, I have not only grown intellectually and spiritually, but I have become a better person, brother, and son. I have enjoyed my experiences, and the rigorous curriculum has helped me to understand my capabilities and potential to light the world on fire.
- Graduate, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep '22
Beginning freshman year, students experience a culture of high expectations by integrating rigorous academic preparation, significant professional work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program, Catholic educational values, and support for students to and through college.
- 4 units of English Language Arts
- 4 units of Mathematics
- 4 units of Science
- 3 units of Social Studies
- 3 units of World Languages
- 4 units of Religious Studies
- 2 additional units of other academic disciplines
To propel the highest quality teaching, learning, and academic leadership, the national office Leading and Learning team, in collaboration with our schools, designs and delivers interrelated professional development opportunities that ensure appropriate rigor and promote student engagement, retention, and success.
Propelled by a lead investment from The Howley Foundation, we've launched a reading and writing initiative, Accelerating Literacy Across the Curriculum, and are expanding our math program, Putting MATH Education to Work, to deepen academic excellence across our schools.
Through a longstanding partnership with the Wilson Sheehan Foundation, we implement a systematic, results-based approach to strengthen our Network-wide college-going culture and supports for students and graduates on their path to and through college.
Furthermore, our partnering colleges and universities are committed to student success with minimal student debt and have a proven track record of graduating students from the lowest income quartile.