Cristo Rey San Diego High School

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Graduation Requirements

The accredited curriculum is designed and taught to prepare students for success in college. 

A credit is defined as a completed unit of study. An hour of work is the equivalent of 47 minutes of class time (often called a “contact hour”). A minimum of 120 hours of work by each student is required for each unit of credit. Ordinarily, a course must cover a year-long period for every unit of credit given.

Students at Cristo Rey San Diego are required to take a between 31.5 – 33.5 credits over their four years.  Cristo Rey San Diego's curriculum will also include Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses.


  • English: 4 Credits (1 credit = 1 full year of instruction)
  • History: 4 Credits
  • Mathematics: 4 Credits
  • Religion: 4 Credits
  • Science: 4 Credits
  • Spanish: 2 or 3 Credits
  • Corporate Work Study Program: 4 Credits
  • Physical Education: 1 Credit
  • Health – 0.5 Credit
  • College Prep/College Counseling: 1 Credit
  • Fine Arts: 1 Credit
  • Electives: 2-4 Credits


Total = 31.5 – 33.5 Credits necessary to graduate. 

The faculty will work closely with each student and help them to develop skills necessary for life-long learning including creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.