Q: What is Cristo Rey Richmond High School?
Q: Who are Cristo Rey Richmond High School students?
Cristo Rey Richmond students are motivated young men and women who desire a quality college prep education and practical work experience.
What is the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP)?
CWSP is an innovative program where students earn 60% of their education cost, gain job experience, and realize the relevance of classroom learning while providing real services to local businesses. Every student at Cristo Rey will go to school four days a week and go to work for their fifth day.
Companies contract with the Corporate Work Study Program for full time, entry level jobs. The CWSP is separately incorporated, functioning like a temporary employment agency within Cristo Rey schools. Cristo Rey students are employees of the CWSP, not of the Corporate Partner. Thus, the Corporate Partner pays a competitive annual fee to the CWSP, not to the student. Four students share one job and provide coverage Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from August 1 through June 15. Students rotate their schedules, each working five full days a month. Academic schedules are structured so that students never miss class. All payroll, legal, tax, logistics, and transportation issues are handled by CWSP. The US Department of Labor has authorized Cristo Rey to operate the Corporate Work Study Program within federal child labor laws, and all Cristo Rey students complete proper I-9 form documentation.
Q: Do students need above average grades to apply?
We are committed to working with students of all ability levels. They must be willing and fully committed to achieving the high expectations of Cristo Rey Richmond.
Q: Are there extracurricular activities, clubs and sports?
Yes! Sports, clubs and extracurricular activities will be offered throughout the school year.
Q: Will students have uniforms?
How many students will Cristo Rey Richmond accept?
Up to 125 new freshmen will join the Cristo Rey family for the 2019-2020 school year.
How do I apply?
Applications will be available in the fall of 2018 by mail, in-person, or online via our website: www.cristoreyrichmond.org. A student interview is also a required component of the application process and will be scheduled once your completed application is received. The first application deadline in January 31, 2019. After that, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.
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