The Most Often Asked Question
On Thursday night, we had our second and final Open House for Prospective Families.
One question our students, parents, and teachers hear over and over again on these nights is “What makes Raleigh Charter so different?”
How would you answer this question?
Please share your thoughts when you make your Phoenix Fund contribution. Send a note with your Blue Card. If you’ve already given or prefer to donate online, share your thoughts here. We look forward to hearing from you!
Contact the Development Office with questions or for more information.
Admissions Information for 2016-2017
We have held our Open House sessions for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications (available online or in our office) must be filled out and postmarked no later than February 29 or handed to someone in our school office during office hours (9:00 am to 3:30 pm) by February 29.
There is additional information on our admissions page. The FAQ link on that page also includes information regarding the lottery procedure.
Inclement Weather Make-up Day
A make-up day has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 due to the inclement weather. We will have a 12:05 p.m. dismissal that day.
Drive for the U.S. Committee of Refugees and Immigrants
RCHS Amnesty International Club
The Raleigh Charter chapter of Amnesty International is hosting a drive to benefit the United States Committee of Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), based in Raleigh. The drive will take place from Tuesday, February 23 to Friday, February 26.
We will collect household and clothing items like new or gently used towels, dishes, and winter coats, as well as new lunch boxes, water bottles, and school supplies. We will also ask for gift card donations to Target and Walmart and monthly bus passes. For a complete list of items, please visit the USCRI web page: http://refugees.org/get-involved/donate-goods/.
What? It's Time for College?
College Counselors have begun one-on-one college planning conferences with 11th graders here at school. A parents-only evening session on February 24, 6-7 pm, will help you learn more about what's ahead on the college planning landscape. This informal session will give you the opportunity to get answers to your college planning questions and to have some fun as you learn ways to manage the stress and negotiate some of the pitfalls that occasionally accompany the college application process. Again, only parents of juniors are invited to attend this session. A link to RSVP has been emailed to all parents of eleventh graders, so please check your email to RSVP!
Update: Thank you for so much interest in the 11th Grade Parent College Information Night. Students should NOT attend this session. They will have their own session during the school day at the upcoming FLEX day in March with College Counselors. Because we have such limited seating, this session on February 24 is only for parents.
The Annual RCHS Community Crosswalk!
Friday, May 20, 2016
11th and 12 grade students, are you interested in sharing your impact on the community? Present and/or perform in our annual Community Crosswalk (CXW)! The event, held after school on May 20, will celebrate all of the ways that our Phoenix engage and improve their communities in the following areas: Art (Music, Theater, Visual), Athletics, Clubs, English, Foreign Language, History, Math, Science, Service.
Complete this form by February 26 to describe your presentation or performance and then sign up for a time to meet with a Community Crosswalk organizer to go over the details of your vision. Don't miss this unique RCHS opportunity to support your fellow Phoenix and celebrate our community!
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing is a show about love: parental love, passionate love, hidden love, love of power, ego driven love, even the kind of love that would cause one to exclaim, “Well, you are a rare parrot teacher.” The story follows two young couples, one that nearly falls victim to malicious gossip and the other, too proud to acknowledge their obvious affection for one another. Join us for fake deaths, hilariously devious trickery, and nearly insurmountable denial as these characters regale you with their clever minds and stinging insults. And we throw in your favorite contemporary tunes for good measure! We will have you singing and dancing along in your seats with Steampunk soldiers, thwarted lovers, dangerous royalty, and bumbling watchmen!
Show times are as follows:
February 26 & 27 and March 4 & 5 at 7:00 pm
Tickets ($15 for adults, $10 for students) will be available in the RCHS lobby during lunch and online starting Feb. 8, 2016. The show will be performed at Burning Coal Theater at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street.
Chartering Our Course: "Transitioning Together"
Annual RCHS Newsletter
If Ms. Huddleston could have any job in the world, what would it be? What is Dr. Humble's one enduring piece of advice? Find out in our latest annual newsletter, along with updates on our faculty, staff and Forever Phoenix! We're exploring the ways in which our school and school community are growing, building and transitioning.
Click here to read the latest edition of Chartering Our Course!
Purchase Your Yearbook Today!
It is time to order the 2016 RCHS Yearbook! You may order online. Order forms are also available at the office and outside the teaching lab. Please order as soon as possible. The deadline is February 26, 2016 while supplies last.
Thank you for supporting our school yearbook!
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