Durham Magazine Features New, Innovative High School Now In Class at American Tobacco

Durham Magazine article - Cristo Rey RTP SchoolThe Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School on the American Tobacco campus opened its doors to its first freshman class in August, and Durham Magazine posted a piece about the unique educational institution on October 12, 2021.  The Catholic high school is part of a network of 38 college and career preparatory schools that serve low-income families.

Writer Brandee Gruener explains in the article:

Cristo Rey Research Triangle operates in a 35,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by American Underground at the American Tobacco Campus. Offices were transformed into classrooms, but many of the glass walls and polished concrete floors remain. Students wander out for lunch in their uniforms alongside corporate workers, some from companies that are supporting the school. “I love walking down to the campus and seeing the kids in their ties and being a part of the community,” says Michael Goodmon, a Cristo Rey board member and senior vice president of real estate at Capitol Broadcasting Company. He suggested the space at ATC after planners chose Durham as the best location for a school serving Cristo Rey’s demographic. 

The article goes on to say that Capitol Broadcasting so believes in the concept that the company financially supports the school.

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Thanks to ATC’s Valerie Ward for this Capcom scoop.

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