Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School

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Cristo Rey Network high schools combine personal responsibility, academic rigor, and a corporate work study program to empower children from families of limited income to reach their full potential.

 

The Need

Cristo Rey Network high schools start from the proposition that “All the well-being of the world depends on the proper education of youth.”  That is not a new concept. In fact, Pedro de Ribadeneira, one of the first Jesuits, said that in 1590. As education becomes even more critical to economic security in the rapidly modernizing workplace, Pedro de Ribadeneira’s statement has never been more true than today.Despite the demonstrated importance of education for economic security and prosperity, quality educational opportunities are often unavailable to low income students. Less than 10% of low income students in the United States earn a college degree by age 24. Most never attend college at all; of those students who earn a high school diploma, many attended underperforming schools that inadequately prepared them for the rigor of college. As the public education system currently stands, there are not enough high schools with quality seats that provide a pathway to college success. And with most charter schools serving elementary and middle school students and the cost of a private college preparatory high school being prohibitively high for low income families, urban America needs more quality options for its students.

 

As the economy demands more and more highly-skilled workers, urban America cannot survive over the long term without educating our low income students. The need for Cristo Rey high schools is enormous; it sets the stage for what Time magazine calls “an island of success in the Catholic ocean."
 
PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
 
Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School
7173 Florida Blvd., Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA  70806
Next door to Theatre Baton Rouge on the back side of the Bon Carre' Business Center
 
 
POST OFFICE BOX:
 
Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School
P.O. Box 53490
Baton Rouge, LA 70892
 
PHONE: 225.615.7479
 
FAX: 225.615.7532