Ellen H Richards Career Academy offers two award winning Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs: Culinary Arts and Business/Accounting. Effective with the 2018-2019 school year, Richards will follow a 4x4 block schedule. Using a 4x4 schedule, students will have an opportunity to earn 8 credits per school year. Students at Richards receive a free cell phone or wireless hot spot as part of the Spring 1Million Challenge. Students at Richards enjoy a variety of athletic and extra-curricular programs, including a partnership with the National Museum of Mexican Art's CASA program. Restorative practices are at the center of the school's effort to support all students. The Student Change Makers provide powerful voice and input in to school improvement efforts.