Colonel Richardson High School is a rural high school serving approximately 526 students in southern Caroline County, Maryland. Our school offers a comprehensive program of study including Advanced Placement courses, the opportunity for dual enrollment with Chesapeake College, and a partnership with the Caroline Career and Technology Center. Student life is centered around academics, sports, and the various clubs and organizations that are carried out with Colonel Pride!

Principal Nikki VonDenBosch

Dear CRHS Families,

Welcome to the Colonel Richardson High School website! I hope that you will find all of the information you are looking for about our school on this webpage. If not, please call us at 410-479-3678. 

Colonel Richardson High School is a small school serving about 500 students in 9th-12th grades. We offer a variety of programs including Project Lead the Way Biomedical, Project Lead the Way Engineering, and the Teacher Academy of Maryland, just to name a few. CRHS also partners with the Caroline Career and Technology Center to offer programs such as Auto-Tech, Construction, Cosmetology, Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE), Culinary school and many other specialties. Chesapeake College is also a community partner to CRHS, offering multiple dual enrollment program courses. 

The mission of CRHS is built around being Colonel TOUGH. Our students Treat others with respect, Obtain goals, Understand diversity, Go above and beyond, and Have Heart! CRHS prepares students for college and career readiness through a student-centered learning environment that includes a balance of autonomy and collaboration, authentic learning, challenging each other's thinking, and modeling a TOUGH culture. Our teachers are highly qualified in their content areas and offer their expertise to students through authentic tasks with real life application.

CRHS parents are very involved in their children's high school experience. Basketball, baseball, softball, football, tennis, track, wrestling, volleyball, golf, unified sports, and bocce are athletics our students enjoy! Our chorus, band, and marching band are a Colonel treasure as well as our Drama Club. CRHS recognizes students' excellence and effort through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) incentives and is a PBIS GOLD school! Students are also honored for their academic success through the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. 

At CRHS, we have excellent parent and community involvement! From our parents making subs for Band Boosters, to raising money and running our After Prom festivities, to local parades, our students always feel the love and support of their school community. 

I take great pride in our school and feel very fortunate to serve as the principal! I am a 1994 Colonel graduate, and I have served as a teacher and administrator in the Caroline County Public School system for the last 21 years. 

If I can be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to call or email me.

Dr. Nicole VonDenBosch, Principal

Our Mission

Colonel Richardson High School prepares students for college and career readiness through a student-centered learning environment that includes:

A balance of autonomy and collaboration

Authentic learning

Challenging each other’s thinking

Modeling a Colonel TOUGH culture 

Colonel TOUGH and PBIS

CRHS students and staff adhere to the following principles of character. We are Colonel TOUGH!

Treat others with respect

Obtain Goals

Understand diversity

Go above and beyond

Have heart

PBIS (Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports) is a framework that supports school discipline by identifying and incentivizing behaviors that improve student success and promote positive school culture. The CRHS PBIS was started in 2011.  In 2015, we adopted the TOUGH slogan to reward students and staff for Treating others with respect, Obtaining goals, Understanding Diversity, Going above and beyond, and Having heart.  In the last 10 years, PBIS Maryland has awarded our team for our implementation of the TOUGH program. We have been a "Gold" school since 2015!

CCPS Code of Student Conduct Policy

CCPS Code of Student Conduct Regulations

2019 CRHS Report Card

2021-2022 School Schedules

Full Day

Block One:  7:43 AM - 9:25 AM

Block Two:  9:29 AM - 11:00 AM

Block Three:  11:04 AM - 1:08 PM

A Lunch:  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

B Lunch:  11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

C Lunch:  12:38 PM - 1:08 PM

Block Four:  1:12 PM - 2:38 PM

Half Day

Block One:  7:43 AM - 8:32 AM

Block Two:  8:36 AM - 9:25 AM

Block Three:  9:29 AM - 10:15 AM

Block Four:  10:19 AM - 11:45 AM

A Lunch:  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

B Lunch:  10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

C Lunch:  11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Two Hour Delay

Block One:  9:43 AM - 10:37 AM

Block Two:  10:41 AM - 11:41 AM

Block Three:  11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

A Lunch:  11:41 AM - 12:11 PM

B Lunch:  12:13 PM - 12:43 PM

C Lunch:  12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Block Four:  1:19 PM - 2:38 PM