Transforming Richmond One Student at a Time

Admissions Criteria



Low to Moderate Income
  1. Financial need is the first criteria for admission to Cristo Rey Richmond and each application is reviewed on a case by-case basis using Cristo Rey Network’s Standard Two and the Financial Threshold information below.
  2. Cristo Rey Richmond is designed for students who desire a college preparatory Catholic education but who could not otherwise afford one.
Corporate Work Study Eligibility
  1. Students must be at least 14 years old on or before October 1, 2024.
  2. Students must be able to present legal verification of their U.S. citizenship or other form of legal residence in the U.S.
  3. Students must commit to work five full days a month with no planned absences on work days.
Academic Requirements
  1. Good discipline and attendance record.
  2. Motivation and Maturity – Studying AND working as a high school student is not easy. Students should show the maturity and motivation to be able to handle both aspects of our curriculum.
  3. Openness to religious values – Our Catholic faith guides our curriculum and practices. While it is not  a requirement to be Catholic to attend, students should be open to a faith-based education.
  4. 70% average or above grades – Previous two years grades will be reviewed for admissions purposes. Grades are a good indicator of your success in our program.
  5. Cristo Rey Richmond has limited ability to offer services for students with IEPs and other special needs. However, all applicant files are reviewed on a case by case basis by the Admissions Committee to determine if we have the capacity to serve the student as they deserve. 
If this describes you and your family, we look forward to receiving your application!
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