February President’s Pen: When the Holy Spirit Slaps Me Upside the Head

We held our second round of admissions interviews last week. Parents or guardians are divided from students and each is interviewed separately.  At times it can be very revealing about the level of parental participation when one doesn’t know their own child’s favorite subject or cannot elaborate on any school activities in which their student participates. On the other hand, … Read More

Full House: Record-Setting Open House

On Nov.12, CRSM held the most successful Open House in the school’s 11-year history, when 375 visitors stopped by – not only prospective students but also their parents, brothers, sisters, cousins and neighbors, representing an estimated 150 families. The result: 106 applications filed already for 110 openings for the 2016 freshman class. “The number of applications submitted by this time of year … Read More

Teachers Speak About Literacy Program at Network Principal Conference

Literacy and retention are crucial themes in the Cristo Rey Network. But a shout-out to CRSM teachers Sarah Morley and Stefanie Goy who traveled to L.A. in early January to present the innovative student support program they have created to network principals gathered at their mid-year meeting. The duo gave an overview of their Room 120 program that merges Academic … Read More

Summer CWSP & Admissions News: Beating the Summer Slide at CRSM

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are in school! Summer is no time for rest when a rigorous curriculum and new job lay ahead, so our new students are already at CRSM participating in our Enhanced Summer Bridge Program preparing for the future. This program provides necessary orientation and training for the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) and high-level college preparatory classes. … Read More