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 Finance
    • Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • Physics
    • Statistics
    • Introduction to Law
    • Introduction to Music
    • Introduction to Drama
    • Engineering
    • Studio Arts for juniors and seniors
    • Wood Science

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 School Profile 

We offer 11 Advanced Placement courses:

  • AP World History
  • AP Spanish Lang.
  • AP Spanish Lit.
  • AP English Lang.
  • AP US History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Precalculus
  • AP Physics
  • AP English Lit.
  • AP Government
  • AP Calculus



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.

Academic Staff

Marlene Eby

Assistant Principal
Phone: 224-219-9702 ext. 102

Pierre Edmonds

Dean of Students
Phone: 224-219-9720 ext. 203

Mike Odiotti

Phone: 224-219-9703 ext. 103

Academic News

Teacher Feature: Andrea Horcher

Teacher Feature: Andrea Horcher

For the past two school years and throughout the summer, Andrea Horcher has been completing courses in Curriculum and Instruction in ESL at Concordia University to obtain her Master’s Degree. ESL (English as a Second Language) is something that Andrea considers...