Cristo Rey Richmond High School is 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 graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.
Cristo Rey Richmond High School is 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 Richmond High School:
Standard One: A Cristo Rey school is explicitly Catholic in mission and enjoys Church approval.
Standard Two: A Cristo Rey school serves only students with limited economic resources and is open to students of various faiths and cultures.
Standard Three: A Cristo Rey school is family centered and plays an active role in the local community.
Standard Four: A Cristo Rey school prepares all students to enter and graduate from college.
Standard Five: A Cristo Rey school requires participation by all students in the Corporate Work Study Program.
Standard Six: A Cristo Rey school integrates the learning present in its work program, classroom and extracurricular experiences for the fullest benefit of its students.
Standard Seven: A Cristo Rey school has effective administrative and board structures, and complies with applicable state and federal laws.
Standard Eight: A Cristo Rey school is financially sound.
Standard Nine: A Cristo Rey school supports its graduates’ efforts to obtain a college degree and enter post-college life as productive, faith-filled individuals.
Standard Ten: A Cristo Rey school is an active participant in the Cristo Rey Network.