Facts & General Information
Profile: The Gabriel Richard community is made up of over 300 students and more than 30 faculty and staff members. The student body is drawn primarily from Southern Wayne County. Founded in 1965, GR graduated its first senior class in 1969. Today, our graduates number more than 5,000 serving in a variety of business, civic, educational, medical and religious professions. Over 90% of these men and women have furthered their education at a college or university.
Faculty: You will find the staff well qualified (70% have a Master's Degree or higher), experienced (a total of more than 500 years of combined experience), and committed to our tradition of excellence. All faculty members are fully certified, meeting the criteria of both the State of Michigan and the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Accreditation: Gabriel Richard Catholic High School is fully accredited since 1993 through AdvancED formerly North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
School Day: The school day begins at 7:40 AM and concludes at 2:35 PM. Each school day consists of seven 49-minute class periods with a set rotation schedule.
Dress Code: Our dress code is a uniform for both male and female students. All apparel worn to school must be obtained from the official school uniform selection which stresses a professional look that is neat, clean and appropriate for the school day. The typical selection for boys is: Dress khaki trousers with a polo or oxford style shirt. For girls: A choice of either a black or plaid pleated skirt, khaki dress slacks worn with a polo or oxford style blouse. A vest or sweater may also be worn. Uniforms can be purchased at Schoolbelles.com. Our school code is 2258.
Technology: Gabriel Richard is committed to continuous improvement in technology to support our mission of educating our students. We continuously evaluate and implement new technologies that enhance our ability to provide a comprehensive education. Each year we invest in upgrades and maintenance, including updating workstations, classroom presentation technology, and network infrastructure. Our Media Center and Business Lab each have more than 30 computers enabling them to accommodate an entire class with one student per computer. Our high-speed Internet is available to all students with parental permission and is filtered to reduce the risk of inadvertently accessing objectionable content. Our software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Bridge). We maintain a subscription to WorldBook Encyclopedia online for student research and utilize Edline to communicate homework assignments and grades to parents and students. We have equipped most of our classrooms with ceiling-mounted video projectors and audio systems.