CLEVELAND - Saint Martin De Porres is a small Catholic high school that's a big player in making Cleveland a "hot spot" when it comes to school choice.
Students participate in a work-study program where the employer pays part of their tuition.
"My mom really loves that," said Abria Robinson, who is entering her junior year in the fall. "My mom felt that Catholic school would be the best school choice for me. She felt that I would shine more and get more opportunities out of Catholic school."
Saint Martin is just one of many options parents have for educating their children in Cleveland. There are private schools made affordable to families with state-funded tuition vouchers. There are publicly-funded charter schools. There is also a portfolio of options in the public school system, such as Early College High School, where students earn college credit while attending high school.
"Families who are able to find and choose the best schools for their children are more likely to see their child succeed and be prepared for success in life," said Sarah Pechan, Senior Director of Programs at School Choice Ohio.
Log onto Right School, Right Now www.rightschoolcleveland.org for a list of all of Cleveland's public school options ranked by state rating.
Many schools, including Saint Martin, still have empty seats for the upcoming school year.