CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - It's only Aug. 1, but students at one local high school are already headed back to class.
Its not technically the first day of school, but students are returning Monday to the DePaul Cristo Rey High School.
This is the very first year of classes for this Catholic college prep school in Cincinnati. The site in Clifton is just one of 24 nationwide. The network educates over 6,000 young men and women in urban communities.
Students participate in corporate work study programs, and five days a month they work in entry level clerical jobs getting real world experience. That work experience also helps pay for the educational along with scholarships and tuition assistance.
The freshman class begins school on August 17, and each year another class will be added until the school grows to about 400.
In preparation for the school students have been in and out of the school all summer, and on Monday, they are continuing work on their core training.