Growth Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 our students once again surpassed national growth rates on standardized tests in both Reading and Math. For the first time in the school’s history every single senior was accepted into at least one BA/BS program. Our Seniors in the Work Study Program performed better than any other prior class. For the first time in the … Read More

Student Work

Every fall, English IV students spend a significant amount of time choosing and researching a social problem, exploring all the facets of the issue and ultimately proposing a solution. Then COVID-19 happened. All students were suddenly required to do the brainstorming, research, writing, and revising within the confines of e-learning. These two authors took inspiration from the history we are … Read More

College Counseling Working Overtime

Hello, we hope everyone is OK. Currently the College Counseling Department is meeting with students one-on-one using video-conferencing. Our seniors are facing special challenges during this time of uncertainty, having to complete their last year in high school while deciding on what college they should attend. Seniors are looking for award letters, completing verification forms if it applies to them, … Read More

CRSM Counselors Check-in

While the Counseling offices have been empty, all of our counselors have been busy adjusting to the new COVID-19 norm (which continues to change every few days). Just weeks ago, it was business as usual: helping juniors prepare for the SAT, planning for two weeks of AP testing, supporting students with their ongoing mental health needs, and providing academic support … Read More

New Heights in Academic Achievement

Academic Achievements Dr. Michael Odiotti – Principal Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep In terms of key data points that we track; the percentage of students at a 2.0, the percentage of students at 3.0 and failure rate, we have matched or exceeded our all-time bests at the first semester. The fact that our GPA numbers continue to improve along … Read More

New Alumni Opportunities

The New Alumni Services Program   =  College & Career Support CRSM students graduate with a rigorous college prep education and an unparalleled work experience entry on their resume. Yet our alumni face obstacles to their college degree and employment goals unknown to most of their contemporaries. Alumni can now reach out to Alumni Services for one-on-one help. College Support  – … Read More

Encore! HAMILTON!

Again this year Cristo Rey St. Martin was one of a select group of Chicagoland schools invited to participate in the Hamilton Education Program – the ground breaking program which involves 6 weeks of work studying American history through a special integrated curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers. The program culminates in a matinee performance of Hamilton … Read More

CRSM Boasts Two Posse Scholarship Winners

The Posse Foundation announced its Scholarship winners in December. CRSM students have won Posse Scholarships in the past but this year is extraordinary – two CRSM students were chosen for scholarships. Edwin Morales (CRSM ’20) and Ricardo Morales (CRSM ’20) recently learned of their awards and are beginning their plans to attend St. Olaf College and Connecticut College respectively.   … Read More

College Report: Everything is A-OK

Things are looking good for another successful college acceptance season. As of the writing of this article, over 96% of the senior class have applied to at least one college; 70% having finished all of their applications. This year’s graduating class is on track to average twelve submitted applications per student and gain acceptance to an average of ten. The … Read More