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Cristo Rey New York High School Summer Academy

By Jose B. Rivera

East Harlem - July 12, 2011 - Cristo Rey New York High School will kick-off its “Summer Academy” New Student Orientation on July 18th, 2011.  This three-week course includes intensive Math and English instruction and the image“Business Boot Camp” program, which prepares students for our unique Corporate Work Study Program. 

The curriculum emphasizes concepts contained in the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens and includes instruction in computer skills, business functional skills, goal-setting, and self-presentation skills. 

This program is a key component of the Cristo Rey model in which students work one day each week to help finance a private, college-preparatory education while gaining valuable job training and exposure to career options.

School Background
Founded in 2004 in East Harlem, Cristo Rey New York High School (CRNYHS) is part of the Cristo Rey Network of 24 schools across the United States.  Each network school offers students from low-income families an affordable, high quality college-preparatory education and real-life work experience. 

CRNYHS today serves 385 students living predominately in Spanish Harlem, the Bronx and Washington Heights.  The student population is 80% Hispanic and 18% African-American.  More than 70% of our students are eligible for federally-funded meals.

100% of the class of 2011 was accepted to 4-year colleges, and seniors earned 408 college acceptances, an average of 6 each.  70% of the senior class will attend a Selective, Highly Selective, or a Most Selective school according to US News & World Report.  Graduates are attending schools such as Georgetown, Tufts, Williams, Barnard, NYU, Fordham, and St. Joseph’s University, among others.

To learn more about the school click on the link below:
Cristo Rey New York High School Website

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