Atlanta Jesuit High School, with special guests Mayor Kasim Reed and
Archbishop Wilton Gregory, hosted a groundbreaking for the future jesuit high school Monday morning, Sept. 9.
Atlanta will provide economically disadvantaged Atlanta youth a Jesuit
college preparatory education and a corporate work study experience, to
students who live in urban communities with limited educational options.
According to Mayor Reed, the school has a 100% graduation record and its students will be required to not only do their school work, but also hold a part-time job.
The school is open to students of all denominations. According to a written statement, "the Cristo Rey
Network empowers thousands of students from underserved lower-income
communities to develop their minds and hearts to become lifelong
contributors to society."
Cristo Rey provides students a college
preparatory education and a four-year, integrated corporate work study
experience. The school will be located at 680 West Peachtree St. NW, near 3rd street in Midtown Atlanta.