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
"The turning point in my life was coming to RZJHS because that was when I became a leader. I was empowered by my teachers and I learned how to be a good student. I developed a good work ethic, I took initiative, and I got to shape a lot of things that are still in existence at RZJHS today. I definitely wouldn’t trade my unique experience for anything."