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

Illinois Tax Credit Program Bulletin #1

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows you and your company to target donations to scholarships for CRSM students from low income families. For your generous donation, you would receive a 75% direct credit – not a deduction – on your Illinois taxes. For example, a $1,000 donation would save you $750 in taxes while, at the same time, quadrupling … 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

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

CRSM DONORS CAN SUBTRACT 75% of a SCHOLARSHIP GIFT FROM 2019 ILLINOIS TAX BILL

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows individuals and corporations to donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) – whose primary aim is to give scholarships to qualifying CRSM students. For their generous donation, donors receive a 75% credit on their Illinois taxes. Donors receive a direct credit, not a deduction. After just one year, 134 students have been able … Read More

CRSM Scholars Attend On-Site Kick-Off

On July 12th, college counselors, Sharon Holdvogt & Beth Kainic, accompanied ten rising CRSM seniors to the 5th Annual Scholars College Fair at University of Illinois. The event brings in over 150 colleges and universities from around the country to meet the new class of 2020 who are in the process of building their potential college list. CRSM students attended … Read More