Curriculum & Path To College



Cristo Rey Charleston High School students will be prepared for college, having earned at least 24 credits by graduation.

  • 4 units of English Language Arts
  • 4 units of Mathematics
  • 4 units of Science
  • 3 units of Social Studies
  • 3 units of World Languages
  • 4 units of Religious Studies
  • 2 additional units of either physical education, technology, senior project, visual/performing arts, or other academic disciplines

This coursework is integrated with the Corporate Work Study Program's mandated 5 full work days a month. Students have access to extensive Academic Support and College Counseling services as needed.

Path to College

Cristo Rey Charleston is dedicated to preparing our students to leave high school ready to pursue a college degree. To facilitate the transition from high school to college, we offer college counseling services and access to a network of more than 45 college and university partners.

Juniors and seniors will receive college counseling to help them navigate the college application process. Support includes: 

  • Test preparation for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT college entrance exams
  • Help filling out and submitting college applications, scholarship applications and financial aid forms
  • Individualized counseling for each junior and senior student to help them choose an appropriate college or university, and to keep them on track to graduate


Cristo Rey Network University Partners

The Cristo Rey Network University Partners provide a gateway to scholarships and mentoring programs for students. This partnership with more than 52 colleges and universities across the country greatly strengthens Cristo Rey students’ access to college and their success while there.





52 University Partners

improving college match, access, and completion for Cristo Rey students

3921 Saint Johns Avenue
C/O Cristo Rey Charleston High School
North Charleston, SC 29405
Cristo Rey is a network of Catholic, college and career- preparatory schools that exclusively serve low income students through a Corporate Work Study Program. Our unique approach to education allows students to receive a quality education and gain valuable work experience. A feasibility study is currently underway in the Charleston area to explore the opportunity of opening a Cristo Rey school. Help make this a reality for our Fall 2022 opening date by joining a committee, donating or becoming a job partner today!

Cristo Rey Charleston High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.