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Private school’s unusual model a good fit for valley

Do we need another alternative high school serving downtown and East San Jose? We already have several, most succeeding and some spectacularly so. But a new proposal offers something different — not only in educational format and in the students it would reach, but also in bolstering a community that has been underserved in the past in all sorts of ways but that is now on the rise.
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Cristo Rey school gets go-ahead for East San Jose

A new Jesuit school that targets vulnerable and at-risk youth is moving full-steam ahead for East San Jose. Cristo Rey San Jose High School’s charter was approved Dec. 12 by the Cristo Rey Network, which oversees 25 Cristo Rey schools in 17 states plus the District of Columbia, according to a news release.
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New high school in San Jose to put students to work in businesses to earn money for tuition

The city is blessed with high schools that prepare low-income, underachieving students for college, but here comes one with a twist. Students at this school will attend classes four days a week, but on the fifth they’ll put on work clothes and hoof it over to a local business, corporation or agency and put in a day’s work for a day’s pay. The catch is they can’t keep the money.
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New South Bay School Requires Students To Work While Enrolled

A new high school is preparing to open in San Jose, where every student is required to get a job in the real world while they are attending classes. The new Cristo Rey San Jose High School is scheduled to open next fall. The schools are run by the Chicago-based Cristo Rey Network, which requires that students attend classes four days a week and then on Friday, they go to work.
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Christmas gift for students in East San José

Just in time for Christmas, the Board of Directors of Cristo Rey San José High School led by co-chairs John A. Sobrato and B. J. Cassin announced that its charter was approved by the Cristo Rey Network on December 12. The California Province of the Society of Jesus endorses the new high school; the Diocese of San José and Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish support the latest Cristo Rey school set to launch in 2014.
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