A new summer academy set for July at Wheeling Jesuit University will help high-achieving, low-income high school students from Cristo Rey high schools make an easier transition to college.
WJU announced it will hold Cristo Rey Summer Academy (CRSA) sessions on its campus July 5-17 and July 19-31. The academy will help high school juniors from Cristo Rey high schools:
The CRSA will complement the excellent work that Cristo Rey high schools accomplish in preparing their students for college. Qualified students from Cristo Rey schools in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Newark, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. are eligible to attend.
The CRSA is:
WJU sophomore Uneeke Ferguson, a graduate of Cristo Rey High School in Baltimore, attended a WJU academy two years ago. “It was a real eye-opener,” she recalls. “The admissions process can be daunting and transitioning to university life is also a challenge. The Academy was a significant help on both fronts. And the experience sold me on attending WJU. ”
“Wheeling Jesuit is the perfect place
to hold a Cristo Rey Summer Academy,” said the Rev. Denis Donoghue, S.J., WJU’s
associate vice president for academic affairs and a CRSA planner. “We are a
national leader in serving high-achieving, low-income students. It’s not just about college access. We want
to help each and every student succeed in finding the right college to attend.”