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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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