Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School, a new, private Catholic high school opening in August, will host a parent/student open house for current eighth-grade students and their families at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 4000 Saint Gerard Ave.

Cristo Rey combines college-prep education with a corporate work-study program and is part of a larger network of 30 schools through the Cristo Rey Network. Its mission is to serve low-income families by providing a Catholic, college-prep education to students who would not otherwise receive such an opportunity, a news release said.

Applications can be submitted online at or at 4000 St. Gerard Ave.

For information, call (225) 615-7479 or email