DePaul Cristo Rey Seniors Hit College Acceptance Goal
In a surprise celebration last week, DePaul Cristo Rey High School (Cincinnati) announced that all 39 of its seniors have been accepted to college.
This is the second senior class for the new high school, and the second to achieve 100% college acceptance.
“It’s only February and already DePaul Cristo Rey’s Class of 2016 has hit a milestone – all seniors have been accepted to college,” a school spokesperson says. “After walking through a tunnel of cheering classmates, teachers, staff, and Board members into the gymnasium with confetti flying, the seniors were recognized in a pep rally style celebration in front of the entire school.
“All 39 have been accepted to at least one college; most have been accepted to multiple schools and at this time they have earned almost $1.7 million in merit-based scholarship money. And the acceptance letters and scholarship awards keep coming!”
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, DePaul Cristo Rey offers a nationally recognized, dual-focus education model to students whose families can’t afford other private, college preparatory programs. Not available at any other local high school, the model partners challenging college preparatory academics with a Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).
DPCR is one of 30 Catholic schools in the nationwide Cristo Rey Network, which together serve 9,950 young people. A 100% college acceptance rate is one of the network’s shared goals.
The class of 2016 will graduate May 31 at Mount St. Joseph University.
Photos courtesy DePaul Cristo Rey High School.
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