Clubs for your one-of-a-kind interests.
At the end of the school day, many students don’t want to leave because they enjoy being here. During this time, we encourage students to get extra help with homework, take up a new sport, get involved with one of our multiple clubs, create a piece of art, exercise leadership on student council, or participate in opportunities to share your faith and serve others.
Cristo Rey Ambassadors represent our school to those in the community. Some of the things we do are visit feeder schools, host 8th graders on their Shadow Day visits, give tours of our school, and represent our school at various fairs and community events throughout the year.
Art Club allows students who may not have enough time in the day to express themselves visually. They have the opportunity to start a new project, advance creative ideas, explore a new medium, collaborate with other artistic students, develop their own artistic techniques and continue to build their high school art portfolio. Students occasionally work on community projects and meet after school throughout the year.
Board/Card Game Club
Dedicated to playing and learning board and card games.
Brothers United In Leadership Development (BUILD)
Provides an opportunity for young men to come together to explore issues such as community
development, decision-making, discrimination, healthy dating relationships, equality, acceptance, perceived gender expectations, and relationships with peers/family.
Outdoor Adventures Club
We organize 2-3-hour hikes and outdoor walks on one or two Saturdays a month at various Metroparks for students, who are encouraged to enjoy connecting with the outdoors, soaking in the sun and fresh air. All Cristo Rey Columbus students are welcome. The staff leader guides students together on different trails, and introduces students to different concepts in ecology, plant and wildlife identification.
Meets every other Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. to learn about and discuss Japanese culture and language. Students learn more about specific topics in Japanese history, culture, society and language.
Junior State Of America
In the student-run, student-led JSA, participants learn how to engage civilly in political discourse. They cultivate democratic leadership skills, challenge one another to think critically, advocate their own opinions, develop respect for opposing views and learn to rise above self-interest to promote the public good. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, JSA is committed to developing a diverse, cross-section of young leaders for a democratic society.
Math Club was founded by students who really love math and wanted to create an enjoyable setting for all students to engage with math, regardless of the class they were taking. Each meeting has creative, challenging, fun problems that students work collaboratively to complete. Math club allows younger students to see the different branches of mathematics and become inspired to learn more and challenge themselves.
National Honor Society
National Honors Society (NHS) is a nationally recognized organization that honors students for outstanding CHARACTER, SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP and SERVICE. Students in grades 11 and 12 are eligible to apply. Members are selected via an anonymous application/evaluation process. Once selected, members must maintain a 3.5 Cum GPA and continue to demonstrate outstanding character in the school and community. The Cougar Chapter of NHS focuses on strengthening our member’s leadership and service to the community, by members planning and implementing service projects.
This student leadership organization focuses on being a positive impact on the Cristo Rey Cougar Community (Paws-itive). Rising juniors and seniors are eligible for this program and are chosen for demonstrating strong character and leadership potential. The leaders mentor freshmen and help them develop the skills needed to be successful in high school.
Learn the art and practice of photography using DSLR cameras and learn to edit your photos like a pro.
ROX (Ruling Our Experiences)
The mission of ROX is to create a generation of confident girls who control their own relationships, experiences, decisions and futures. Trained and licensed school counselors, social workers and licensed educators deliver evidence-based programs to girls in grades 5-12 in their schools and community organizations.
The purpose of Science Club is to get hands-on experience with a breadth of different sciences. We collaborate with professors, students, and staff from the Ohio State University to bring speakers to club meetings after school and visit labs on campus during after school field trips where we tour the facilities and engage in labs.
Social Justice Club
A student run group at Cristo Rey that provides a safe space for students to talk about current social issues facing our community, share their views and opinions, and create ways to spread awareness. The group also spends their time planning and working on various service projects around the school and their respective communities. All students are welcome to join at any time!”
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
Showcase your love and skills in the Spanish Language and Culture. Organize the Spanish National Heritage Month celebrations; Prepare to take the Spanish National Examination, to be recognized nationwide, to be eligible for a Junior Travel Abroad Award, or the Senior Scholarship award.
Student Council is the representative governance body for students at Cristo Rey. Student Council plans and implements events and programs for defining and shaping school culture, and it provides opportunities for students to build community and camaraderie. Additionally, the organization presents concerns, initiatives, and proposals from the student body to the administration to help advance the mission of Cristo Rey Columbus as the vehicle for informed and active student voice.
Summer Bible Reading Group
Each summer, staff and students challenge each other to read the entire bible from the last day of school to the first day of school. Using online platforms, the Cristo Rey community supports each other in our spirituality in those months away from the classroom.
Students discuss mental health issues, fight the often-associated stigma, and promote wellness throughout the school and local community. Club Members launch a schoolwide campaign during National Suicide Prevention Week to raise awareness of warning signs and promote prevention.
Provides our students experience in print media publishing by creating the yearbook. Students, meeting weekly, assist in content and overall theme decisions, design individual pages using online software, photograph & write stories that capture student life at CRC, promote yearbook sales, and help with distribution.