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First Catholic high school in 50 years opens

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The first Catholic high school to open in 50 years was dedicated in Cincinnati, Sunday.

DePaul Cristo Rey High School will help students be better prepared for college.

"The Sisters of Charity saw the need where inner city urban children weren't getting served with a quality college prep high school," said Lisa Claytor, Corporate Work Study Program.

The school officially opens on June 13 where students will participate in the Academic Bridge Program.

All students will participate in the Corporate Work Study Program where they will work five days a month in entry-level clerical jobs in the Cincinnati-area. This will allow students to gain real work job experiences. The students will receive transportation from DePaul Cristo Rey High School to their jobs. Academic and work schedules will be made so that no students will miss class time.

The new high school is one of 24 schools nationwide, which serve 6,500 students living in communities with limited education options.

The first class will graduate in 2015.

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