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We require 28 credits to graduate. Yearlong courses earn one credit; semester-long
courses earn 0.5 credits.

The following course distribution is required:

• 4 Credits of English

• 3 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

• 4 Credits of Electives

We offer nine Advanced Placement courses:

Calculus AB
English Language & Composition
English Literature & Composition
Spanish Language & Culture
Spanish Literature
U.S. Government and Politics
U.S. History
World History

Sophomores are eligible for AP World History

Juniors are eligible for up to 3 AP courses:  English Language & Composition, Spanish Language, and U.S. History

Seniors may take as many as 5 AP Courses


Juniors and seniors have the following electives: Anatomy & Physiology, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language & Composition, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature, AP United States Government & Politics, Forensic Science, Forensic Science II, Global Issues, Introduction to Social Science, Media & Society, Multicultural Performing Arts, Music in America, Physics, Public Speaking, and Spanish 3 on the high school level and college level course at the College of Lake County.

CRSM has partnered with the College of Lake County to offer eligible students the opportunity to take college courses for dual credit, both high school and college credit. Eligibility requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Successfully completed courses appear on the student’s transcript labeled as CLC.

As a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools, our students have access to classes through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (JVLA), an online learning community made up of Jesuit high schools across the country. Courses that are often difficult to run at an individual school are made available to students through JVLA.