We Do More With Less!
Unlike county schools, charter schools do not receive funding for land and buildings. So the last time you voted on a Wake County school bond measure, none of that money came to RCHS. And the last time you bought a lottery ticket, we didn’t see a dime.
Let’s do the math. $6507 (our state and county per pupil funding) is all we get. We use an average of $1507 per student for our mortgage, maintenance and utilities, leaving only $5000 per student per year to cover all other instructional costs (salaries, technology, classroom resources.)
This is why we ask for a contribution to the Phoenix Fund every year - from everyone. Phoenix Fund dollars allow us to keep our school small, offer competitive salaries, and invest in classroom resources and technology.
Click here to support the Raleigh Charter experience today!
Register for PSAT
Students will take the PSAT at Raleigh Charter on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. School will dismiss for the day immediately following the test. All students in grades 9, 10 and 11 are eligible to take the exam and we encourage all eligible students to register for the exam.
Registration for the PSAT is easy... it's only one step. Just make your check payable to Raleigh Charter High School for $14, being sure to include the student's name on the memo line of the check, and deliver it to Mrs. Wall in the main office before September 30. You may also pay in cash.
More information about the test is available at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
Logging in to the RCHS Website
It is vital for our parents to log into the RCHS website to update contact information. With current information, the school can ensure timely communication with families, especially in the case of urgent or important announcements. Your RCHS login can also be used to view events on our calendar which are not open to the public and to view contact information in the Parent/Student directory. Parent userids are also vital to the success of our online sign-up system for Flex and Community Workdays. Each parent is assigned their own userid. Please note the following information concerning RCHS logins.
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Announcing the New RCHS Service Organization!
For students wishing to become involved in Service in the 2014-2015 school year, the Raleigh Charter Service Organization is replacing Key Club as the school's main facilitator of service activities. Through the RCHS Service Organization, you can participate in service events that the organization has approved to move towards a "Service Explorer" status in the organization. We will be accepting activity requests from students, teachers, and outside organizations.
Click here to view an image that outlines the positions available in the Service Organization.
To be on our email list where we update you on service opportunities, sign up on our website: https://sites.google.com/a/raleighcharterhs.org/phoenix-service/. The website also contains more information about the organization's setup and additional forms for the students.
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2014-2015 Audition Information
RCHS Drama will hold auditions in the drama room for the musical "Guys and Dolls" on Tuesday, September 16 from 315-6:15 pm and "Our Town" on Wednesday, September 17 from 3:30-6:30 pm. Callbacks for "Our Town" will be held onThursday, September 18 from 3:30-6:30 pm. Callbacks for "Guys and Dolls" will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 3:30-7:30 pm.
Students auditioning for "Guys and Dolls" will need to prepare 16 bars of selected songs from the show. Please see Ms. Rasnick about a copy of your music for the audition. Students auditioning for "Our Town" will need to prepare a 45-second to one minute monologue.
Students will sign up for one 5 minute time slot on the Drama bulletin board just outside of the double doors by the loading dock. If you are planning to audition for both shows, please sign up for one Tuesday, September 16 time slot. You will present both your song and monologue in the five minutes allotted.
"Our Town" is a non-musical set in the fictional town of Grover's Corner in the early 20th century with a cast of approximately 20 people. The show will be presented in the Drama Room performance space Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and Nov. 6-8.
"Guys and Dolls" is a musical set in NYC in the 1930s with a cast of approximately 25-30 people. "Guys and Doll" will be presented at Burning Coal Theatre Feb. 27-March 1 and March 5-7, 2015.
Carpool Database Now Open
NOTE: Returning families, please help us in welcoming our new families by including your information so that new families who live near you will have the option to participate in your carpool.
The carpool database is now open. Any students needing carpool must enter their information into the database for every year that they participate. A link to the database is available on the transportation page (under the "Students" tab) of this website.
In July, you will receive a list of the families who live near you so that you may arrange your student's carpool.
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Earn Money for RCHS While Shopping Online!
Amazon.com’s foundation, AmazonSmile, has pledged to contribute .5% of your purchases to Raleigh Charter High School! To take advantage of this, be sure to always begin your shopping at smile.amazon.com. (Same products, same prices, same Prime benefits!) Using the Amazon app on your phone or tabwill not count toward AmazonSmile.
When you first visit smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to sign into your Amazon account and designate the non-profit that will benefit from the purchases you make. Type in “Raleigh Charter High School,” and select our school from the list. While shopping, you will see "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" in product descriptions. Those items will count toward the .5% that AmazonSmile will donate to RCHS once you have placed your order.
Your order information and identity will stay confidential. RCHS will never know who has placed orders, what items were purchased or order amounts.
Thank you to all of our families who go the extra step to make their purchases through smile.amazon.com!
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