The mission of Cristo Rey high schools is to provide a college prep education to underserved youth. The Cristo Rey Network is now performing a study to determine if there is a way to provide the communities in the Greater Richmond area with a Cristo Rey high school.
Cristo Rey Richmond High School would be a part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve low-income youth. Cristo Rey schools:
· Prepare all of its students to enter and graduate from college
· Are Catholic in mission and open to students of all faiths and cultures
· Serve only economically disadvantaged students
· Require participation by all students in the work-study program, which contributes to a major portion of each student’s tuition
Plans are being explored to enable the first class of 75 -100 (with future plans of 400) students to take advantage of this unique educational model at the beginning of the 2018 school year. The School would start with one Freshman Class the first year and add one class per year until full enrollment is reached.
(For a snapshot of the Cristo Rey model, watch this 60 Minutes feature on the first Cristo Rey school, located in Chicago.)
Thank you for taking a few minutes to give us your thoughts on this exciting opportunity for the Richmond community. (please note: This is NOT an application of admission for the school)