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Raleigh, NC 27605
Raleigh Charter High School challenges college-bound students in a creative and supportive atmosphere to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, contributing citizens.






 
Do You Remember Your First Visit to Raleigh Charter?

What struck you about our school? The friendly students volunteering their time? The passionate faculty? The small community?

Tonight we hold our first Prospective Families Open House of the year. Approximately 600 people will come each night to learn about RCHS.

At this time, we encourage you to remember what drew you to our school and ask that you provide the financial support we need to keep being the school you chose.

Contribute to the Phoenix Fund today and help secure tomorrow.

Contact the Development office with any questions.

Open House Sessions for Prospective 2015-2016 Families
Admissions
We will hold Open Houses with student and parent information sessions for prospective students on:

Friday, January 30 and Thursday, February 5
5:30-7:30 pm

Families are welcome to visit our school at anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 pm to attend an information session, tour of the school and visit with faculty. Completing these activities will take about an hour. Please click here to read more detailed information about our Open Houses. Reviewing this information will make your visit more enjoyable.

PARKING FOR OPEN HOUSES
Visiting families may park in the spots located around our building. However, parking there is limited. If the lot fills up, parking is available on Washington Street (be careful to obey signs). Additional parking is available in the parking lot of the Methodist Home for Children after 5 p.m. This lot connects our parking lot with Washington Street and is the first parking lot you will see as you turn into our carpool entrance. Please be courteous to our neighbors and do not park in the nearby apartment building parking lots or the lot of the Jordan Child and Family Center.
During Open Houses, traffic will flow counterclockwise and in one direction around our building.
Parking Map
If you have a question about parking, please ask a parent volunteer. They will be in the lot wearing safety vests.

For additional information about our admissions process, please visit our Admissions page.

Dozens of Drivers Still Needed for 2/20 and 2/27 Flex Day!
RCHS Community

Thanks to all who drove for our fall Flex and Community Work Days. Because of you, hundreds and hundreds of students were able to participate in a wide range of activities, from sustainable farming to teaching fraction-based math to middle school students, to learning what happens behind the scenes at museums.

On Friday, February 20 and Friday, February 27, we will hold our final Flex Days of the year. Because we have more traveling programs than ever, we will need more drivers than ever before! RCHS need many dozens of drivers for each of the four Flex rotations. Please sign up to drive for any and all sessions for which you are available!

To sign up, simply log on to the RCHS website using your parent ID and password. The link to the "Spring 2015 Flex Signup" will appear under "My Links" in the upper right column of the main page of the website.

Many thanks in advance for your support with these important programs. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all!

If you have any questions at all about driving or other volunteer opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us at community@raleighcharterhs.org.
Inclement Weather Procedure

Should the weather interfere with our normal school schedule as is sometimes the case in North Carolina, please listen to WRAL-TV (Channel 5) or WRAL-FM (101.5 FM) or log on to www.wral.com for information on Raleigh Charter High School's either closing or delaying the opening of school. You can also check our Twitter and Facebook pages for announcements. We decide independently of other schools or systems whether to alter our regular schedule.

We make our decisions about closing due to weather based on the best information we have. We try to consider weather conditions for most of our families, but this can be difficult since our students come from many parts of Wake County and some other counties. We understand that parents need to make decisions about travel for their students based on conditions near their homes and how comfortable they are with traveling under those conditions. Therefore, if RCHS is open, but a student is not able to get to school because of local weather conditions, we will fully support that decision.

Thomas E. Humble, Principal
Save the Date for "Guys and Dolls"
RCHS Drama

Raleigh Charter Drama Department presents the Frank Loessor, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows musical "Guys and Dolls," based on two short stories by Damon Runyan.

It will be held at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street Raleigh, NC 27601 on the following days:

Friday, February 27 @ 7 pm
Saturday, February 28 @ 7 pm
Sunday, March 1 @ 3 pm
Thursday, March 5 @ 6 pm
Friday, March 6 @ 7 pm
Saturday, March 7 @ 7 pm

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!



Logging in to the RCHS Website
RCHS Community
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.
EACH NEW PARENT was sent an email with information about his/her id/login on August 6th. Please use the information in the email to log in and update your information. There is no need to request a parent ID. Check your spam folder to be sure it didn't get caught in there. In compliance with the FERPA requirement of an opt-out period, new students and parents will not have access to nor be displayed in the Parent/Student directory until August 22.
NEW STUDENTS will receive their RCHS network logins and RCHS email accounts during new user sessions conducted during the first week or so of school.
RETURNING STUDENTS needing their network or email passwords reset will need to come see Mr. Ennis or Ms. Smith once school is in session. (room 216) Students cannot request password resets online or via email.
RETURNING PARENTS can log in to the website by going to the login page (click User Login on the RCHS homepage) and typing in their UserName and password. Reminder: a parent's userid is the email address which is on record with RCHS. If a parent email address has changed since the last login, the parent should log in with the previous email address and update this information. If you have forgotten your password, type in your username and click "Forgot your password?". An email containing a temporary password will be sent automatically.
If you have any concerns, send a brief description of your problem to logins@raleighcharterhs.org.