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Every single graduating senior at this Richmond high school was accepted to college

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 28, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. -- All 54 seniors who are graduating from Cristo Rey Richmond High School this year have been accepted to college.

To celebrate that achievement, the private Richmond school that gives lower-income students the chance to further their education, held its first-ever College Decision Day ceremony.

During the ceremony, each senior took to the stage and announced where they planned to spend the next four years.

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Cristo Rey students take college prep courses throughout their four years of high school.

They also participate in a four-year corporate work-study program to help pay their annual tuition.

The school first opened in 2019 with a freshman class of 95 students from 34 middle schools from across the metro-Richmond area.

This group of seniors represents the school's first graduating class.

The 54 students were accepted to more than 500 colleges and awarded nearly $3 million in college scholarships.

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