Curriculum & Graduation Requirements

We Believe in the Success of Every Student

We are a college-preparatory school and, as such, offer a demanding curriculum intended to challenge students and guide their intellectual growth. We embrace a growth mindset, and students are encouraged to utilize individual and group tutoring, visit teachers’ office hours, and embrace academic support to reach their full potential. From the moment an interested applicant becomes a Cristo Rey Jesuit student, we commit to  his or her success; our teachers, counselors, tutors, supervisors, and coaches put students’ learning first.

Graduation Requirements

  • 4.5 English credits
  • 4 Corporate Internship credits
  • 4.5 Math credits
  • 4 Science credits
  • 4 Social Studies credits
  • 4 Theology credits
  1. 3 World Language credits
  2. 1 Fine Arts credits
  3. 1 Wellness credit
  4. .5 College Counseling credits
  5. 40 Service hours
  6. Senior Capstone Project

Curriculum by Grade

9th Grade
  • CIP job placement
  • English
  • Academic Literacy
  • Algebra I or Honors Algebra I 
  • Math Foundations or Math Problem Solving
  • Jesus Christ in Scripture
  • Biology
  • Early World History
  • College & Career Formation I
  • Wellness Course
  • Fine Arts Course
10th Grade
  • CIP job placement
  • English 10 or Honors English 10
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Geometry or Honors Algebra II
  • Jesus Christ and His Church
  • Chemistry
  • Modern World History or Honors Modern World History
  • Spanish I or Honors Heritage Spanish I
  • College & Career Formation II
  • Wellness Course
  • Fine Arts Course
11th Grade
  • CIP job placement
  • English 11 or Honors English 11
  • College Writing
  • Algebra II or Honors Algebra II or Honors PreCalculus
  • Sacraments and Morality
  • Physics
  • US History or AP US History
  • Spanish II or Honors Spanish II or Honors Heritage Spanish II
  • College Counseling I
  • Fine Arts Course

12th Grade
  • CIP job placement
  • English 12 or Honors English 12 or AP English Language & Composition
  • College Algebra or PreCalculus or Algebra III / Calculus
  • Faith in the World
  • Anatomy and Physiology, Integrated Science, or Allied Health (dual enrollment)
  • U.S. Government or AP US Government & Politics
  • Spanish III, Honors Spanish III, or AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • College Counseling II
  • Fine Arts Course
  • Capstone Project Workshop

Bell Schedule

Daily Bell Schedule


PeriodStart TimeEnd Time
Breakfast7:00 am7:40 am
Code 17:49 am8:39 am
Code 28:42 am9:32 am
Code 310:03 am10:53 am

Code 4
Freshman/Senior Lunch
10:56 am

11:46 am

Code 5
Sophomore/Junior Lunch
11:49 am

12:39 pm
Code 612:42 pm1:32 pm
Code 71:35 pm2:25 pm
Code 82:28 pm3:18 pm
Academic Support3:30 pm4:00 pm
Academic Support4:00 pm4:30 pm

Advanced Courses

Cristo Rey offers several Advanced Placement (AP) courses:

  • AP US History
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP US Government & Politics

Capstone Project

The Capstone Project is a year-long, interdisciplinary, social-justice research project that represents a culmination of the skills students have acquired throughout their tenure at Cristo Rey Jesuit. Every senior will research an issue of their choice, write a ten page argumentative paper, and present their findings in a conference-style format open to the entire school community.

Dual Enrollment Program

The 2020-21 school year will be the pilot year of the Allied Health Dual Enrollment Program; a partnership program between Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). 

Starting in September 2020, twelve Cristo Rey seniors  will participate in our first-ever dual enrollment program, where students can earn college credits. Students will take one course per semester as part of the Allied Health Program: Health Careers (fall semester) and Medical Terminology (spring semester).  In addition to providing an opportunity for students to earn college credits towards careers in healthcare, students will also gain experience in the college classroom setting. 

For more information, please contact Rosalies Toledo, Director of the Dual Enrollment Program at or 410-727-3255 x 1104