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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

• 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

• 3 Credits of Electives

We offer eleven Advanced Placement courses:

AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Calculus
AP Physics
AP Biology
AP U.S. History
AP American Government
AP World History
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP Spanish Literature & Culture
AP Seminar

Sophomores are eligible for AP World History and AP Spanish Language & Culture

Juniors are eligible for up to 4 AP courses:  English Language & Composition, Spanish Language & Culture, AP Seminar, and U.S. History

Seniors may take as many as 5 AP Courses


Juniors and seniors have the following electives: Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Film, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology,  Personal Finance, Personal Fitness and Wellness, Physics, Statistics, Introduction to Music, and Introduction to Drama.

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 Jesuit high schools across the country. Courses that are often difficult to run at an individual school are made available to students through JVLA.

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,
*Abbott Driving School, which offers Drivers Education classes.


CRISTO REY St. MARTIN students have the opportunity to earn the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy by demonstrating high levels of proficiency in English and Spanish. Students interested in taking the assessments for the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy will need to complete an application and submit it to the Student Services Department.   Students who earn the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy will have it indicated on their transcript. As of July 22, 2016 Illinois public universities will accept the State Seal of Biliteracy as equivalent to 2 years of Spanish coursework taken during high school if a student’s high school transcript indicates that he or she received the State Seal of Biliteracy. If a student earns the Seal of Biliteracy, the official Seal of Biliteracy will be available for pick up during the summer in the Student Services Department. Current language available is Spanish. To be eligible for the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy, students must demonstrate proficiency in English and Spanish by meeting the following criteria:











for questions regarding the Seal of Biliteracy Program contact:
Dr. Michael Odiotti