College Bound Curriculum
We require 28 credits to graduate. Year-long courses earn one credit; semester-long courses earn 0.5 credits.
The following course distribution is required:
- 4 Credits of English
- 4 Credits of Math (all students are required to take 4 years of Math)
- 3 Credits of Science
- 3 Credits of Social Studies
- 2 Credits of World Languages
- 1 Credit of Physical Education/Health
- 1 Credit of Theology for each year in attendance
- 1 Credit of Corporate Work Study for each year in attendance
- 5 Credits of Electives:
Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Psychology
Personal Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Music
Introduction to Drama
Studio Arts for juniors and seniors
As a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools, our students have access to classes through the Arrupe Virtual Leaning Institute, an online learning community made up of catholic high schools across the country. Courses that are often difficult to run at an individual school are made available to students through AVLA.
Students also have access to:
*GradPoint, which offers online course to supplement and extend students’ interests in a wide range of subjects from psychology to engineering,
*A-Abbott Driving School, which offers Drivers Education classes.
Cristo Rey St. Martin
We offer 10 Advanced Placement courses:
AP English Language & Composition 2
AP English Literature & Composition 3
AP Calculus 3
AP Physics 3
AP Biology 3
AP U.S. History 2
AP U.S. Government and Politics 3
AP World History 1
AP Spanish Language & Culture 12
AP Spanish Literature & Culture 3
1 Available to Sophomores
2 Available to Juniors
3 Available to Seniors
Illinois Seal of Biliteracy
Cristo Rey St. Martin students have the opportunity to earn the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy by demonstrating high levels of proficiency in Spanish. Students who earn the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy will have it indicated on their transcript. Illinois public universities will accept the State Seal of Biliteracy as equivalent to 2 years of Spanish coursework taken during high school.
Rosalind Franklin Surgeon and Med Students Conduct Suture Clinic to Inspire Medical Careers for CRSM Students
Thirty CRSM students attended an on-site, hands-on suture clinic on Thursday after school in CRSM’s chemistry lab. Hosted by Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, the clinic was designed to inspire budding doctors, surgeons and careers...
CRSM Counselor Honored by Waukegan to College
Congrats to Christina Dippold, CRSM counselor who was honored by Waukegan to College for her passion and commitment for helping first-generation students. The award was presented at the organization’s 2nd Annual Education Appreciation Event March 6 in Waukegan. “We...
CRSM Physics Teacher Awarded Prestigious State-wide Teaching Fellowship
CRSM is proud to announce Kumkum Bonnerjee, CRSM physics teacher, has been awarded a prestigious teaching fellowship through the University of Illinois. Its mission is to provide access to high-quality, advanced physics instruction in high school, and to open...