Feasibility Study For Parents

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)

* 1. Date:


* 2. First Name:

* 3. Last Name:

* 4. Email:

* 5. Street Address:

* 6. Apartment #

* 7. City:

* 8. Zip Code:

* 9. Home Phone number:

* 10. Cell Phone number:

* 11. How many children aged 8-12 live in your home?

* 12. How many people (children and adults) live in your home?

* 13. What language(s) do you speak at home? (check all that apply):

* 14. What language(s) do your children speak? (check all that apply):

* 15. With which cultural background do you identify (check all that apply):

* 16. Approximately how much is your total annual household income? 

* 17. Do your children currently receive free or reduced federal lunch at school?

* 18. What is the highest level of education that you have attained?

* 20. What schools do your children currently attend? 

* 21. Of the high school options currently available to your family, what type of school will your child(ren) who are not yet in high school probably attend?

* 22. Of the high school options currently available to your family, what are the reasons why your children will attend this high school? (Please check all that apply)

* 23. Please rate the level of your satisfaction with the high school options that are currently available for your child(ren):

* 24. How important do you consider each of the items below to be in selecting a high school for your child(ren)?  Please choose the appropriate number for each item using the following rating scale: 1= not at all important; 2= not very important; 3= not sure or no opinion; 4= important; 5= very important

  1 = not at all important 2 = not very important 3 = not sure or no opinion 4 = important 5 = very important
a. Co-ed (male and female students)
b. Provides an opportunity for students to work to contribute toward tuition
c. Closeness to public transportation
d. Availability of school-provided transportation
e. College preparatory classes/ guidance resources
f. Extra-curricular activities
g. High academic performance and reputation
h. High quality teachers
i. Involvement of family/community
j. Job placement assistance
k. Moral development
l. Racial/ethnic/cultural diversity of student body
m. Religious education
n. Requires competency in multiple languages
o. Science/technology focus
p. Small number of students per classroom
q. Sports/athletics
r. Strong sense of discipline of students
s. Financial aid is available (affordable)

* 25. I would consider sending my child(ren) to Cristo Rey Richmond High School, where students work one day a week in a job arranged by the school to help pay for the cost of their education:

* 26. How far would you be willing to travel to bring your child to school?

* 27. Please provide any comments or suggestions you may have for the feasibility team as we work to determine if a Cristo Rey High School is a viable option for the Richmond community: