Cristo Rey Richmond High School

Skip to main content
Graduation Requirements » Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements


The accredited curriculum is designed and taught to prepare students for success in college.

 

A credit is defined as a completed unit of study. An hour of work is the equivalent of 47 minutes of class time (often called a “contact hour”). A minimum of 120 hours of work by each student is required for each unit of credit. Ordinarily, a course must cover a year-long period for every unit of credit given.

 

Students at Cristo Rey Richmond are required to take a between 31.5 – 33.5 credits over their four years.  Cristo Rey Richmond’s curriculum will also include Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses.

REQUIRED CREDITS INCLUDE:

  • English – 4 Credits (1 credit = 1 full year of instruction)
  • History – 4 Credits
  • Mathematics – 4 Credits
  • Religion - 4 Credits
  • Science - 4 Credits
  • Spanish - 2 or 3 Credits
  • Corporate Work Study Program - 4 Credits
  • Physical Education – 1 Credit
  • Health – 0.5 Credit
  • College Prep/College Counseling – 1 Credit
  • Fine Arts – 1 Credit
  • Electives – 2-4 Credits

 

Total = 31.5 – 33.5 Credits necessary to graduate.

OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • ALL Cristo Rey Richmond students must take the ACT test at least twice: in the spring of their junior year and in October of senior year. 
  • ALL Cristo Rey Richmond students must complete Christian Service hours each year.
  • ALL students in Advanced Placement courses must take the related Advanced Placement Exam.
  • ALL Seniors must apply to at least five colleges (including four 4-year colleges)

 

The faculty will work closely with each student and help them to develop skills necessary for life-long learning including creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.  

 

Through the listed graduation requirements, students will gain a deep understanding of both themselves and the world around them.