The school year consists of two semesters divided into two marking periods. Some classes are taught in modified block scheduling. Some laboratory science and math courses meet at additional times each week. Courses receive .25-1 credit each semester, depending on hours of class time. Most academic classes earn one credit per semester. Minimum graduation requirements are as follows:
|Total Credits for Graduation||61**|
**Transfer students may have fewer credits
"Clearly, there are the lessons that are in our textbooks, like algebra, chemistry and Spanish. But at RZJHS, we also learned essential midot, or values, such as diligence and morality, that you can’t find in a textbook."