Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Academic Life
Mas Family Program

Mas Family Program | Scholars

Mrs. Sylvie Galvez-Cuesta -
 *1 AP Freshman Year (World)
*2 AP Sophomore (Euro and AP Seminar for capstone)
* 3 AP Junior Year (AP Lang, AP Research for capstone)
* 3+ AP Senior Year (macro/micro)
  All remainder of courses will be Honors level for core classes
***Core subject areas: English, Math, Science and Social Studies.
*Must initiate one service project that directly impacts community either immediate or global
*Must graduate with at least 80 externship hours (2 weeks)
*Must sustain an unweighted GPA of 3.5 

The distinction of Mas Scholar is the most distinguished title under the Mas umbrella. All young men graduating Mas Scholar will have completed the most rigorous course load available at Christopher Columbus high school and will have been given the opportunity to receive the AP Capstone Diploma, in addition to his high school diploma. Students that fall under this distinction will also have completed at least 80 hours of externship experience and would have initiated an original service project that directly impacts their community.    
If Students do not directly test into Mas Scholar, then they are given another chance during subject selection of their Sophomore year, for promotion into AP Capstone completion Junior and Senior year. All Mas Scholars must have a consistent 3.5 unweighted GPA and no “C”s as final grades.                                                            
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.