Riverdale Park, MD: Low-income families who don’t have the financial resources to send their kids to private high school can now heave a sigh of relief! DonBosco CristoRey High School (DBCR), is offering opportunities for highly-motivated 9th to 12th graders to attend a quality high school almost free or at very subsidized tuition rates, thanks to a unique model that offers young people corporate work-study opportunity, according to school officials.
DBCR is located in Takoma Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC, and provides a rigorous college-preparatory catholic education with a unique approach incorporating faith, family, future, and fun to hardworking students with limited economic resources.
According to recruitment materials, “the high school attracts students with limited financial resources who are motivated to go to college and want to learn in a small school environment. All students work in professional jobs a few days a month to help pay for their education.”
School officials estimate that the actual cost of attending the high school is about $13,000, but by participating in the work-study program, they say, students can earn almost $7,000 which drastically reduces the family’s contribution to $2,500. About 90% of the students receive some form of financial aid which further reduces the family’s contributions, officials report.
Founded in 2007, DBCR is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and Salesians of Don Bosco, a religious congregation of men devoted to apostolic and missionary activity and to the many different works inspired by Christian charity, but especially the service of young people, in particular those who are poorer and disadvantaged.
Open House: Parents and their children should attend DBCR’s Open House on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM @ 1010 Larch Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912.
More Information: To learn more about the school and the opportunities, call 301-891-4750 or 301-270-1459 or visit its website by clicking www.dbcr.org
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