Over the last two weeks 329 RCHS students took 788 AP tests. The challenge index, the high school ranking system used by The Washington Post (other outlets use other methods) is based on simply dividing total # of tests taken by total # of students in the senior class. At RCHS that is a high number (close to 6), but ever since this method has been used for national rankings, the highest rated schools have a challenge index of over 20. Those schools are focused on students taking as many tests as possible.
We are not. We approach the idea of challenge broadly at RCHS. AP classes challenge students, but so do other honors classes. Clubs challenge students to be leaders, and teachers challenge students to participate and try out new ideas and new ways of thinking. We all challenge students to be contributing citizens.
This week we challenge you to bring our Phoenix Fund participation number to 100%. Give what you can and accept the challenge - one gift of any amount from every family.
Contact the Development office with any questions.
Are You Ready for Finals?
Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21
The Honor Committee is hosting final exam study sessions on Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21, from 2:50 to 4:00PM. Members of the Honor Committee have worked with the appropriate teachers to design review lessons and activities for each subject. There will be time for individual questions as well. The subject offerings and room numbers are as follows:
Wednesday, May 20
Thursday, May 21
Room 138 - Chemistry Honors)
Room 140 - World History
Room 141 - Biology
Room 132 - Pre-calculus
Room 135 - French I & II
Room 144 - Cmn. Core 2
Room 136 - Spanish I
Room 140 - World History
Room 141 - Biology
Room 135 - C & E
Room 144 - Cmn. Core 3
Room 138 - Chemistry (Honors Enriched)
Room 136 - Spanish II/III
All who would like review in the above subject areas are welcome to attend!
Impact in Nepal
RCHS Club Council
Club Council is a student-led organization at Raleigh Charter that works to facilitate relationships and interactions between clubs with similar goals, missions, and ideas. During disasters, Club Council acts to unite the aims of students in supporting the work of organizations providing relief.
This year, Club Council is creating a "Consciousness Raising" campaign in order to help students understand the earthquake in Nepal and some of the work that is being done in order to support those affected by the disaster.
In the Atrium during lunch, from Tuesday, May 19th, to Friday, May 22nd Club Council will have a table with information about the disaster and work being done to support those affected. We encourage you to visit our table to learn about how you can make an impact!
Parking Lottery for 2015-2016 School Year
All forms due by Thursday, May 28, 3 pm
It's lottery time again! Students can pick up a parking-space lottery registration form in the school office, or download a form from the Transportation page on the RCHS website.
IMPORTANT: Closing for lottery forms is 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28th. No forms will be accepted after that time. No faxes, emails or phone calls will be accepted in place of the forms. All forms must be turned in to the office during the designated time frame. No late applications will be accepted.
Each student submitting a form must have a driver's license by October 1, 2015 to be considered, and Seniors, then Juniors, will be given first priority in the lottery. The parking fee for the 2015-2016 school year is $200.00 and is due on the first day of school in August. Students will be notified if they have been selected in the lottery.
Making Up Missed Days Due to Weather
Here is our schedule of remaining make-up days.
May 25, 9:00-12:05 (no lunch)
May 30 (Saturday), 9:00-12:05 (no lunch; exam review)
2015-2016 Admissions Window is Now Closed
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 Raleigh Charter High School held its admissions lottery.
996 students applied to RCHS for the 2015-2016 school year.
At the lottery, we accepted 97 students to RCHS.
In addition, we accepted 53 siblings.
The lists of numbers on this website do not include those siblings. On this website, we
list the numbers of students who were accepted or placed on a waiting list.
Students whose numbers do not appear here are denied admission since their number was drawn after we had
filled all accepted and waiting lists slots.
Click here to view the accepted and waitlisted lottery numbers for the 2015-2016 school year.
Chartering Our Course: "Our Evolving Value"
Annual RCHS Newsletter
When alumni and alumni parents come back to visit us, we often hear that their time at RCHS yielded skills and abilities that have continued to blossom as college students, in their careers and as adult citizens.
In this year's annual newsletter, we explore how the RCHS Experience has been developed to produce a lifetime of individual growth and curiosity.
Click here to read the 2014 edition of Chartering Our Course!
a student-created newspaper.