1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
Raleigh Charter High School challenges college-bound students in a creative and supportive atmosphere to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, contributing citizens.

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NC School Report Card
Current Letter Grade: A+NG

Summer Mailing
Student Schedules and Important Orientation Day Information

Summer Mailing packets were mailed to all families on Wednesday, June 28. The packet includes the student's class schedule and important information regarding Orientation Day. Orientation Day (August 10th) is not a typical school day, and students will not attend regular classes. However, all students are required to come to school for part of the day and to attend the appropriate sessions.

If you do not receive the summer mailing packet, please contact the office. Summer office hours are listed below. Please note that the office will be closed July 3-7. Also, remember to review the information about summer reading assignments in the article below.

Welcome Letter Carpool Line Instructions
Tips for the 2017-2018 School Year Phoenix Parents Letter
Orientation Day Checklist  

A Note About Student Schedule Changes
For schedule changes, a written request is required. (Changes cannot be officially requested via email, but questions can be sent to Ms. Huddleston.) On a piece of paper explain the request, its justification, and include a parent signature. The request can be mailed to Raleigh Charter High School, 1307 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC 27605 or dropped off in the office. Ms. Huddleston will then contact the recommending teacher for the course. Students must submit schedule change requests by August 9. After that, class changes are rarely granted and must be initiated by the teacher.
The 2017-2018 Book List
Preparing for the School Year

Click here for the 2017-2018 book list. Please note corrections have been made on this list to ISBN numbers that appear in red.
Books are available for purchase at Quail Ridge Bookstore located at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road at North Hills in Raleigh. RCHS will earn a 20% commission on books on the book list when you purchase through Quail Ridge.

Bring your student class schedule to the bookstore and the Quail Ridge staff will assist you in selecting the correct books to purchase. Books may also be ordered by phone, fax, or email, and picked up at the Quail Ridge Institutional Sales Department (located next door to the bookstore).

If you would prefer to order from Amazon, please consider ordering your books through smile.amazon.com. RCHS will earn .5% of your purchase price when you go through smile.amazon.com.

Summer Reading
Preparing for the 2017-2018 School Year

Students are reminded that most English classes, as well as AP (Advanced Placement) classes have summer reading assignments. Typically, the only summer reading assignment for incoming 9th grade students is English.

All Report Cards Have Been Mailed

All report cards have been mailed. Any students who do not receive a report card may need to turn in a textbook. Please contact the office during summer hours (see below) to see if any textbooks are still owed.

Summer Hours
RCHS Office

During the summer, the office has abbreviated hours. From June 13 through July 31, the school office will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 am-2 pm. However, we will be completely closed the week of July 4th. Regular office hours (8:30 am-4 pm) will resume on August 4.

Carpool Form Now Available!
RCHS Community

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 form is now active. Any students needing carpool must submit the form for every year that they participate in carpooling. A link to the form is available on the Transportation page (under the "Students" tab) of this website.

On June 30, you will receive a map of other RCHS families who are interested in carpooling so that you may arrange your student's carpool. To be included on the first mailing of the map, please submit your information by June 28, 5 pm. The carpool map will be updated and sent to families again on July 14 and August 4. We encourage families to submit their information as soon as possible to have the best chances at finding a workable carpool.

Please contact carpool@raleighcharterhs.org if you have any questions about the Carpool Form.

Summer Building and Grounds Work Days
RCHS Community

Please join us as we help out around the RCHS campus over the summer! This is a great way to make a big impact on the life of the school in a small amount of time.

Come once or come often to help refresh the school for the coming year! Our summer work days include:

Saturday, July 15: Painting Day, 9 AM-12:30 PM
Saturday, July 22: Sealing Floors, 9 AM-12:30 PM
Saturday, July 29: Sealing Floors, Outdoor Work Day, 9 AM-12 PM
Monday, August 7: Classroom Prep Day, 9 AM-12 PM and 12-3 PM

We have many different options to fit your skill set or interests; no experience or training is necessary. These days are a wonderful opportunity to meet other RCHS families while improving the building and grounds for our school community.

To sign up for a shift (or more!), please click here. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you over the summer!

Ordering Information and Senior Photo and Ad Reminders

The time has come to begin thinking about your senior portrait for the 2018 yearbook! Outlined below are some guidelines and suggestions for students in the past.

Portraits are not required to be head shots. The picture should include only the senior (no other people). The final picture should be full color and in focus, and the resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Pictures should be at least 3”x5” for final printing.

Pictures may come from any photographer, amateur or professional. If you would like your portrait to be taken professionally, some students use Prestige Portraits, a company that is affiliated with LifeTouch, the company that takes our underclassmen yearbook portraits. Their information can be found here. Additionally, we have had many photographers advertise in our yearbook over the years, and we always encourage members of the Raleigh Charter community to patronize businesses that support our yearbook. In the past couple of years, Catherine Davis Photography, Willa Stein Photography, and Renee Sprink Photography have advertised in our book.

Keep in mind that pictures are NOT required to be taken by a professional photographer.
Senior Portraits should be sent to yearbook.editors@raleighcharterhs.org by mid-October. Information regarding the final deadline will be sent out at the beginning of the school year.
2017-2018 Admissions Window is Now Closed

On Saturday, March 18, 2017 Raleigh Charter High School held its admissions lottery.
1252 students applied to RCHS for the 2017-2018 school year.
At the lottery, we accepted 71 rising ninth-grade students to RCHS.
In addition, before the lottery, we accepted 79 rising ninth-grade 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 2017-2018 school year.