Class of 2020 and Beyond

 Credits Subject Area
Description Additional Information

4 Credits

English Language Arts

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12
  • Students may take equivalent Honors or AP English classes

4 Credits


  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre Calculus
  • Calculus
  • 1 additional math or math-related credit in final year
  • Students shall be granted credit for satisfactorily completing Algebra I middle school
  • Algebra II may be taken over 2 years with credit granted for each year
  • Students may take equivalent Honors math classes
  • See Course Catalog for specific listing of allowable math-related courses

3 Credits


  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Students may take equivalent Honors science classes

3 Credits

Social Studies

  • World Hist. & Geography
  • U.S. Hist. & Geography
  • Government/ Economics
  • Students may take equivalent Honors social studies classes

1 Credit

Health and Physical Education

  • .5 Health
  • .5 Physical Education
  • Students may take 4 years of Varsity Band as a substitute for the PE requirement

1 Credit

Visual, Performing, Applied Arts

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Theater Arts
  • All Art Department classes- See Course Catalog
  • Designated vocational classes
  • Students may take additional credits in English, Math, Science, or World Languages (beyond what is required) as a substitute for this requirement

2 Credits

World Language

  • Spanish
  • Students shall be granted credit for satisfactorily completing Spanish I in 8th grade
  • Beginning with the class of 2017 students may replace 1 credit of world language with the completion of a CTE program (this may require a series of classes)

4 Credits


  • Elective Credits are listed by department in the Course Catalog


All students must complete their Career Cruising portfolio. The completed portfolio meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirement for an on-line learning experience.

Community service is service without pay to a non-profit agency/organization, an individual, or a group in need.


  • Students must complete 40 hours of service and a reflection questionnaire, before May 1st of their senior year. Service may begin the summer prior to a student’s freshmen year.
  • For students enrolled after the start of their freshmen year, the requirement will be prorated to equal five hours times the number of semesters enrolled in Richmond High School.
  • Service must be performed outside of school hours unless under the supervision of the classroom teacher and directly tied to the curriculum. (Service-Learning)
  • All community service must be pre-approved by the community service-learning coordinator.
  • Childcare/babysitting count only when done for a non-profit organization.
  • Helping family members is done out of love and is not considered community service.


During the Junior year of high school, all students will take the M-Step and/or any other State or Federal mandated assessments. In order to graduate the student must receive a valid score. In the event a student does not take or receive a valid score on the M-Step or other State or Federal mandated assessment in the Junior year, the student will be required to retake the appropriate assessment during the Senior year to fulfill graduation requirements.

22 Credits Total


  • Minimum credits required to graduate



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