1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
RCHS Admission Process

Raleigh Charter High School is a public, college-preparatory school that serves students from North Carolina. Admission to the school is by public lottery.

All applications for students accepted by NC charter schools must be from parents who are currently legal residents of North Carolina. The domiciliary must be in place at the time of the student application. In order to be included in the admissions lottery, an application to RCHS must list a North Carolina residence.

Prospective students complete an application for admission to Raleigh Charter High School. Applicants must be ready for Common Core Math I/Algebra I or a higher mathematics course in the ninth grade. Included in the application packet is a math placement form. This math placement form indicating that the student is prepared for Common Core Math I/Algebra I or higher level math course and signed by the current math teacher, completes the application. During high school, students must take at least four courses in math and at least two consecutive years of a foreign language in order to graduate from Raleigh Charter High School. We offer math courses from Common Core Math I to Calculus III. Many courses are offered only at the honors (advanced) level.
Siblings of current RCHS students, siblings of RCHS graduates who finished all four years at RCHS (and graduated), and children of full-time employees and RCHS Board members are given priority. The current student must be enrolled for one year before sibling status is granted.

We hold Information Sessions to give prospective students and parents a chance to view the school campus, to visit staff members, to pick up an application and information packet, and to hear programs about our school.

Lottery IDs, The Lottery, and Lottery Results
Approximately two weeks after you submit your application, you will receive in the mail from us a green postcard with your student’s lottery ID number. If you do not receive a green card by Wednesday, March 18 AND you have filled out and submitted your application within the January 27-March 4 application window, please call the school at 919-715-1155. Be sure to call by March 20 at 4 pm.
When you receive your green card in the mail, please retain it. The lottery ID number on the card is what you will look for on our website on March 21.
The lottery will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 10:00 am and is open to the public. By 5 pm on the day of the lottery, we intend to post the lottery ID numbers of accepted and wait-listed students at www.raleighcharterhs.org. Please do not call the school to find out your lottery status. Accepted students will receive a packet of materials in the mail soon after the lottery.
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