Providence Cristo Rey High School

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The 2016-17 transportation map is now available - look under the "family info" tab and transportation. Also, students don't forget to complete your summer reading forms that will be collected Aug. 4.

Corporate Partner Spotlight

 Thanks to The Glick Foundation for a $45,000 grant supporting Corporate Work Study Jobs within not-for-profit positions. 

Class Spotlight

Congrats to DECA team for competing in the District Career Development Conference. 

From Our Grads

Lizeth Perez, Class of 2015 is enrolled at UINDY where she is double majoring in Spanish and political science with a minor in legal studies. She hopes to attend law school. 

News & Announcements

Reminder to Families

Please review the attached transportation map, bell schedule, and school calendar as you prepare for the 2016-17 school year. Please note that there will be a one hour delay in Friday schedules - each week - to accommodate the faculty/staff meeting schedules. We look forward a successful school year!

PCRHS receives generous grant from Glick Fund

Providence Cristo Rey Preparatory School has received a $45,000 grant from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). The grant is designated to support Corporate Work Study positions within not-for-profit organizations.

Through its Corporate Work Study program, Providence Cristo Rey integrates rigorous classroom instruction with professional corporate work study experiences. The school partners with 100 businesses – all providing student internships and tuition funding. As a result of the success of the Corporate Work Study program, seniors can now receive college credit through Marian University’s Business Practicum course.

Located minutes from downtown Indianapolis, Providence Cristo Rey High School (PCRHS) is a private, college-preparatory high school for students from families with limited financial means, and is part of the national network of Cristo Rey schools. Through the Corporate Work Study Program, the schools provide affordable faith-based, college preparatory education for economically disadvantaged students. and families. Each year since the school was founded in 2007, 100 percent of the senior class has graduated and been accepted into college.

The Glick Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. It was established by Eugene and Marilyn Glick in 1998 to support a variety of causes. Grants are awarded by invitation only, with no unsolicited grant applications accepted. The Glick Fund also strives to align with CICF’s three broader community leadership initiatives of: Family Success & Making Connections; Inspiring Places; and College Readiness & Success – initiatives aimed at making central Indiana one of the best places in the nation to live, work and raise a family. To date, The Glick Fund has awarded over $55 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations. Recent grant recipients include the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, Providence Cristo Rey High School and United Way of Central Indiana, among many other organizations. For more information, please visit

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $700 million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to seize opportunities and address community needs. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between the Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit, or contact Mike Knight at

Back-to-School Checklist

The Faculty, Staff and Administrators are so excited to welcome back our returning Wolves and meet our newest Wolves and we want to make sure you are prepared to start the 2016-17 academic year. Remember that all new students are required to attend the Corporate Work Study Training Institute on July 27 that will culminate in our annual job fair on Aug. 2. All students will report for the first day of class on Aug. 3. Following is a last-minute checklist to help ease your start to the new year. Have you turned in:
> CWS Agreement Packet
> A Copy of Social Security Card
> A Copy of Your Student's Birth Certificate
> Your Final Transcript
> Immunization Records
> 2015 1040 or Non-Taxable Income (Proof of Income)
>PSAS Financial Aid Form
> Indiana State School Voucher
> Emergency Contact Form
> Medical Form
> Deposit
> Purchased school uniforms ***check the "Family Info" tab on this website for detailed information on uniforms Also: After completing your Free & Reduced Lunch Form, you may be eligible for up to three articles of clothing.
> Reviewed the transportation route so you are familiar with pick-up/drop-off times and locations for your student. *** Check the "Family Info" tab on this for full transportation routes.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please call the Main Office at (317) 860-1000. We look forward to a great school year.
> Completed the summer reading program? *** Find the reading list under the "Family Info" tab. Reading assignments will be collected Aug. 4.

Important Information for CWS Partners and Students

Three of our students have learned about animal care and customer relations by working at the Indianapolis Zoo.

We're gearing up for a new year with many returning corporate partners, and some new ones too! The following dates are important to kicking off our Corporate Work Study Program for the 2016-17 academic year:
> Supervisor Training: July 12, 14, 19 and 21.
> First Day of Corporate Work Study Training Institute, July 27 (all incoming students are required to attend).
> Job Fair, 1:30-2:30 (new students only) 2:30-3:30 existing students - must be in dress code or professional wear - Aug. 2 at Butler University's Health and Recreation Center, 4600 Sunset Ave.
> Draft Day, 1:30-4:30, Athletic Recreation Center on the campus of UIndy, 1400 E. Hanna Ave.

New Principal Joins PCRHS

During an afternoon pep rally PCRHS president Joseph P. Heidt introduced students, faculty and staff to Providence Cristo Rey's new principal, Brian C. Dinkins. Among Dinkins' educational highlights are a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Purdue University, a Masters in Teaching from Oakland City University, a Masters in Educational Administration from Butler University, a Specialist in Education/School Superintendence Credential from Ball State University and he is expected to complete his Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision from Ball State University in December 2016. Dinkins' teaching and instructional leadership includes serving as academic dean at Arlington Community High School, Principal of Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Principal of IPS - John Marshall, Principal of Charter School Imagine Life Science Academy, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director of Washington Township Middle School and Special Education teacher at IPS Arlington High School and Warren Township Stonybrook Middle School. Dinkins' professional development includes program developer and implementation coordinator of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), Founder and President of the National Institute for Child Development (NICE), Co-Founder of the "Man Up" program and Program Facilitator of Franklin Covey "Leader in Me" program. During his introduction, Dinkins told students "I will respect you and I want you to respect me. I want you to learn and to succeed."

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Corporate Partners

Providence Cristo Rey High School partners with prestigious Indianapolis companies to prepare students for college and career. The Corporate Work Study program pays a portion of our students' tuition, making it affordable for all families.

Upcoming Events

New Student Corporate Work Study Training Begins
Date: 7/27/2016
First Day Fall Sports Practices
Date: 8/1/2016, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Mandatory Parent Meeting for Fall Sports
Date: 8/1/2016, 6 PM 7 PM
CWS Job Fair
Date: 8/2/2016
First Day of Classes/All Students
Date: 8/3/2016