Patrick McGuigan shares the news of a new parochial school, opening in OKC this fall.
Students combine an 'on the job training' experience with their classroom studies, to further enrich their practical preparedness for life.
The new option for private education will set up their new campus on the OSU facilities in OKC.
Only incoming freshmen will be considered for the initial enrollment, in 2017. The unique format requires students to make a personal investment by applying themselves to the weekly 'on the job' learning. Corporate partners provide a professional work environment for students to learn the practical side of career preparedness. Those business partners, in turn, provide a significant part of the school funding.
- The school will serve 125 ninth-grade students in its first year of operation and will add an additional 125 students each subsequent year, until it serves grades nine through 12.
- Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School will be a member of the Cristo Rey Network comprised of 32 Catholic, college preparatory high schools that serve more than 10,000 underserved youth across 21 states and the District of Columbia. The schools combine rigorous academics with real-world work experience, seeking to prepare their students for success in college and life. As part of Cristo Rey’s unique Corporate Work Study Program, students work one day a week in professional settings, earning a majority of their own tuition.
- Businesses looking to participate in the Corporate Work Study Program or wanting to request additional information, should contact Regina Birchum, Director of the Corporate Work Study Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Parents who wish to get more information about Cristo Rey can visit the school’s website
at www.CristoReyOKC.org or contact school President Renee Porter. Specific application information can be found here: http://cristoreyokc.org/become-a-student.php . Other contact information is available here: http://cristoreyokc.org/contact.php