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Core & Elective Curriculum

Core & Elective Curriculum 

 

Subject

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Social Studies

N/A

World History

US History

US Government (semester)

and

Economics (semester)

English

English 9

English 10

American Literature

British Literature

or

AP Literature and Composition*

Math

Algebra 1

or

Geometry

Geometry

or

Algebra 2

Algebra 2

or

Precalculus

Precalculus

or

Calculus

Science

General Science

Biology

Chemistry

or

Honors Chemistry*

Anatomy and Physiology

or

Physics*

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

or

AP Spanish Language and Culture*

N/A

Art / P.E.

P.E. / Health

N/A

N/A

Studio Art

Theology

Foundations of Catholic Christianity /

Foundations of Scripture

Christ’s Mission in the World

Hebrew Scriptures / Christian Testament

Catholic Social Teaching

 

All courses are part of the required core curriculum.

Courses with a * are an elective, yet still count toward the graduation requirements.

 

 

College Readiness 

Four year colleges and universities expect students to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. As a college preparatory school, Cristo Rey encourages students to work to the best of their ability to be considered qualified for 4 year college or university.

Community colleges will accept students with a lower GPA. Cristo Rey’s expectation is that students will maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, so that, at minimum, all students are considered qualified for junior college and then may matriculate to a four year college or university. 

Graduation Policy

A total of 240 academic credits and 40 Work-Study credits are required in order to receive a diploma from Cristo Rey. The expectation is that students will receive a minimum grade of “C” in all courses. However, the minimum requirement for graduation is that students receive a passing grade in all courses. A student cannot graduate from Cristo Rey with an F on their report card. Additionally, a student must pass Algebra 2 in order to qualify for graduation. 

Remediation

Students who receive an “F” are required to show proof of remediation. This may be accomplished by attending summer school at the students’ district public school, or by completing an on-line course. Prior approval by the Administration is required for all summer and on-line courses.