Dontrese Brown, vice chair of the board of directors of Cristo Rey Richmond High School, greets freshman Joshua in a welcome line set up by board members and staff on the first day.
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‘Rey’ of hope
Cristo Rey Richmond High School opens to high expectations by students, officials
When the bell rang at 7:45 a.m. Monday, 96 ninth-grade students began the inaugural school year at Cristo Rey Richmond High School, a private school that promises opportunities for some of the area’s poorest youths through a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum combined with an unconventional work component that seeks to give them a boost in the job market.