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COVID-19 Response and Info: DCRHS continues to monitor updates from the Center for Disease Control and local public health agencies.  Our building is open, by appointment.  The 2020-21 school year will begin with 100% remote learning for all students.  This will continue to be assessed and we will return to on-site as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. We will keep you informed as plans change.     If you have any questions or concerns about Distance Learning please contact our Principal, Kevin Cumming, at     We will continue to provide a food service program for all students.  A hot lunch and cold breakfast can be picked up daily, M-F, from 11:30am-1pm.  Please contact Ms. Amber Powell, Food Service Manager, with any questions at  Prospective families - we are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Please go to Admissions page "How-to-Apply" to learn about our admissions process.  Thank you for your patience and collaboration during these uncertain times. Stay safe and healthy!

Message From The Principal

Welcome to Detroit Cristo Rey High School!

The mission of Detroit Cristo Rey High School is alive and visible every day in our hallways. Students here are given the opportunity to excel academically and individually during their Cristo Rey career. Many other high schools talk about preparing students for college and the workplace, but at Detroit Cristo Rey High School we actually do it!

Our rigorous college prep curriculum prepares students for the challenges of college, while our unique Corporate Work Study Program provides students with real world work experiences. After four years at Detroit Cristo Rey, students will have gained the academic skills to succeed in college and have four years of corporate work experience to add to their resumes. In addition, our graduates are provided ongoing support as they transition into college.

Every school year starts out with a new and fresh feeling. Education in an online environment may look and feel different, but we are still excited to begin and create a positive start for another great year!

Over the summer, teachers prepared for virtual learning by creating synchronous and asynchronous lesson plans. In addition, grade level teams developed a rotational block delivery schedule combining Live (synchronous) and On Your Own (asynchronous) lessons to help students manage their time.

One difference between last spring and this fall is that we are not in a shutdown restriction. The building is open and teachers are in their classrooms delivering live instruction, recording video lessons, holding office hours, and contacting parents. If needed, students may be asked to come to the school for extra support, tutoring, meeting with counselors, or for small group activities. We have also created additional parent engagement tools to help their child succeed both academically and socially.

Regardless of how chaotic the outside world may seem, we are confident we have created a safe and rigorous curriculum for our students to excel this semester. We remain hopeful that we can return to in-person learning in early 2021.


Kevin Cumming


Detroit Cristo Rey High School