Start Your Journey Today

Detroit Cristo Rey High School invites students to apply who are looking for a unique high school experience different from the traditional high school experience.

Students need to be committed to academic, spiritual, emotional and professional growth. At Detroit Cristo Rey, students strive for excellence in the classroom and the workplace. If you are motivated, engaged and hardworking, we invite you to start your journey today!

During the admissions process, the Admissions Team will review academic, disciplinary and attendance records, as well as teacher recommendations. Students who we think show promise and potential to be lifelong learners and successful will be invited to interview. Our application opens in October.

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How to Apply

Admissions Requirements

  1. Application: Each student must submit a complete application form through FinalSite along with supporting documentation. Create an account in FinalSite and start your application today.
  2. FACTS: Students must complete the FACTS verification form to determine eligibility and to set tuition. Tuition is income based and set dependent on family income.
  3. High School Placement Exam (HSPT): All students must take the entrance exam. Students must pre-register online. The exam cost is $50.
  4. Interview: Applicants who complete applications will move into the 3rd phase of the admissions process. Students must meet the criteria to attend Detroit Cristo Rey but must also demonstrate skills to be employed at one of our partner job sites. Students must be able to verify work eligibility.

For Accepted Students Only

  1. Registration: Students will receive notification of admission to Detroit Cristo Rey High School via mail. Students who are accepted and plan to attend Detroit Cristo Rey High School must register to secure their placement in the class. Instructions to register will be included in the acceptance letter.
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Schedule a Visit

Be a Wolf for a Day!

We encourage all prospective students to come and see what Detroit Cristo Rey has to offer. Starting in October, prospective students are invited to come and spend the day with one of our student ambassadors. Shadow Days are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. You can request an ambassador or get paired up based on mutual interests. You will follow your ambassador’s schedule, and meet with the CWSP and Dean’s Office.

To schedule a visit please contact the Admissions Office at or call 313-843-2747 ext. 127/130.