Grand Rapids Christian High School

Graduation Requirements


Requirements for a Grand Rapids Christian High School Diploma:

Students must complete four full years of high school studies. Ordinarily, the senior year must be completed at Grand Rapids Christian High School. Early completion of high school is not an option, regardless of credits earned in excess of the minimum requirements. A minimum of one full year at Grand Rapids Christian High School is required for a Grand Rapids Christian High School diploma.

GRCHS students must earn .50 Winterim credits per year as a graduation requirement. These Winterim courses will not count toward fulfilling non-Winterim graduation requirements.

Beginning with the class of 2021, students who pass 7th and 8th grade Spanish at Grand Rapids Christian Middle School will receive high school credit for Spanish I.

All students must complete the following designated curricular requirements in order to earn a Grand Rapids Christian High School diploma:

Students must take 24 credits and 2 Winterim credits
(Please see department descriptions for specific required courses)

•    Bible and Theology – 4 semesters
•    English – 8 semesters
•    Mathematics – 8 semesters
•    Physical Education and Health – 2 semesters
•    Science – 6 semesters
•    Social Studies – 6 semesters
•    Visual, Performing and Applied Arts - 2 semesters
•    World Language – 4 semesters

Requirements for a Grand Rapids Christian High School Basic Diploma:

The requirements for this diploma are the same as for a Grand Rapids Christian High School diploma with these exceptions:
•    There is not a limit to the number of credits earned in modified courses.
•    With prior approval, up to two credits may be omitted from the normal subject distribution requirement based on individual student programming.

Class Requirements

In grades 9 through 12, all students must take a minimum of 3 hours of credit per semester.  Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are to be supervised in class the entire school day. Parents of seniors may request a parent-excused hour for their student.

Kent Career Technical Center, Kent Transition Center or Early College students must take a minimum of 1.5 hours of credit at Grand Rapids Christian High concurrent with the off-campus classes.

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Randy Morris, EdD
Principal, GRCHS
Ph. 616.574.5500
rmorris@grcs.org

Brad Mockabee
Dean of Curriculum
Ph. 616.574.5568
bmockabee@grcs.org

Deb DeMaagd
Registrar
Ph. 616.574.5554
ddemaagd@grcs.org

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