Richarte High School is the academic, alternative school of choice for Georgetown Independent School District (GISD). RHS has it’s own campus, separate budget, Texas Education Agency (TEA) campus number, and a College Board number. Richarte is registered as a state-accredited Alternative campus with the TEA. It is not a disciplinary campus, and students are not placed by any other agency or school.
Students graduating from Richarte HS do so with the state high school diploma meeting the recommended course requirements as set fourth by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
Richarte HS does not offer a GED program.
RHS serves students in grades 9-12. Teachers teach from the district adopted curriculum and use the same text books as other secondary campuses in GISD. The delivery of instruction, course syllabi, goal setting, and high level of student accountability allows students to move through requirements for each course with some flexibility; depending on the learning style and each individual’s rate of learning the content and concepts in each course. In other words, students may move more quickly in their academic areas of strength, yet take additional time needed in an academic area to ensure knowledge of the concepts necessary for success.
Students who attend RHS are considered at-risk for a myriad of factors including, but not limited to: credit deficiency, difficulty succeeding in a traditional school environment, illness, family issues, or teen parenthood. Richarte seeks to prevent students from dropping out of school as well as to recover those who have already left the school system.
A cap and gown graduation ceremony is held in May each year at the Performing Arts Center located at Georgetown High School. Each graduating class has a valedictorian, salutatorian, and class rank.