Transfer Credit Policy

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Download an Overview of Information about Transferring High School Credits here.

How to Transfer Credits

As a JCHS student, you have the opportunity to earn academic credits for your Jewish educational experiences and build an educational portfolio that reflects your interests. JCHS is community minded and assigns a credit value to different Jewish teen experiences and programs. These credits can be transferred to a Gratz JCHS transcript.

There is no charge for transfers from any Jewish educational experiences.

1. Formal Jewish schools beginning in 8th grade: A transcript or letter from the school director is required.


  • Year of day school - 20 credits
  • TRY or EIE semester in Israel - 20 credits
  • Confirmation Program - 6 credits per year   

2. Informal Jewish education experiences: Credits can be transferred beginning with the summer prior to enrollment at Gratz (no earlier than 8th grade). Credits assigned for Jewish camping and Israel travel programs are evaluated for duration and content.


  • Teen Assistance Program - 3 credits
  • Friendship Circle - 1 credit
  • Teen Aide in religious school - 2 credits per year (This increases to 4 credits per year when completed as part of our movement teaching certificate program.)
  • Volunteering in a Jewish context - 1 credit
  • Jewish Boy Scouts - 1 credit
  • Jewish Overnight Camp
  • Working at Jewish Day Camp
  • USY On Wheels - 6 credits
  • Youth Group Conventions - .25 credits per convention

Other Jewish experiences and programs will be evaluated by JCHS staff.

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