Cristo Rey San Diego High School will be a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students will graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.
Cristo Rey San Diego High School will soon be a part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve low-income youth. As a part of the Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey schools adhere to a set of Mission Effectiveness Standards to protect the integrity of the model and articulate the shared mission. As a member of the Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey San Diego High School:
Is explicitly Catholic in mission and enjoys Church approval.
Serves only economically disadvantaged students. The school is open to students of various faiths and cultures.
Is family centered and plays an active role in the local community.
Shall prepare all of its students to enter and graduate from college.
Requires participation by all students in the work-study program. All students must be 14 years by September 1st.
Integrates the learning present in its work program, classroom, and extracurricular experiences for the fullest benefit of its student workers.
Has an effective administrative and board structure as well as complies with all applicable state and federal laws.
Is financially sound and at full enrollment the school is primarily dependent on revenue from the work-study program to meet operating expenses. In addition, the school maintains a comprehensive advancement program to ensure financial stability.
Supports its graduates' efforts to obtain a college degree.
Is an active participant in the collaboration, support, and development of the Cristo Rey Network.