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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.


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OUR MISSION

We, of RCHS, intend to cultivate the understanding and practices that sustain individual self-determination and community self-government. We have adopted the following principles in order to ensure that all who pass through our halls can imagine, create, and govern a more perfect world.

We believe:
That a foundation of knowledge and ethics must precede all intellectual inquiry;

That if we

  • encourage self-awareness
  • build and maintain local communities
  • develop an awareness of our membership in ever larger communities
  • work consciously towards equity and against oppression and injustice
  • recognize and embrace the dignity of every human being
  • engage in common enterprise
  • facilitate problem solving
  • foster balance in life and
  • take ownership and responsibility for learning
We shall become good citizens.


 
2021-2022 Health and Safety Updates

Parents and guardians, please review this document for our current COVID-19 Protocols and Strategies.

Last updated: March 30, 2022 5:58 pm.

Job Opportunities at RCHS
RCHS Community

RCHS is accepting applications for immediate openings for a Data Manager and a Community Liaison & Testing Coordinator.

We are also accepting applications for two full-time Science teaching positions for the 2022-2023 school year.

For information, please visit our Job Openings page.

Complete Student Data Forms for 2022-2023 Online
Please complete forms by May 23

Parents of rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders need to complete the online student data form by May 23. The form is available by logging into www.rchsapplication.com. Information gathered by this form will apply to the 2022-2023 school year, so there is no form needed for current seniors. Parents of rising 9th graders and newly admitted students should have completed a similar form already. Once you have completed the form, you will not have to complete the form again until next spring.

We have created an instructional guide that lists how to sign in and complete the form. You can access the guide by clicking here.

Because of you...We have reached our Phoenix Fund goal!
A Special Message from our Board Chairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Phoenix Fund this year. Raleigh Charter High School is possible because of you! Your support is invaluable to us. Thank you for giving your time, energy, and financial support to RCHS this year!

Click here to read a letter of gratitude from our Board chairs.

Parking Permits for Students
RCHS Community

Rising juniors and seniors who are interested in purchasing on-campus parking permits for next school year should enter the Parking Permit Lottery by June 1, 2022. Information about how to enter the lottery and the permit application can be found on our Transportation page.

Digital Learning Initiative
Chromebook Requirements for 2022-2023

All new students, grades 9 through 12, will be required to bring an Acer Spin 311 to school for 2022-2023. Returning students will continue to use the Chromebooks they already have; there is no need for returning students to purchase this newer model. Detailed information about Chromebook requirements can be found under the Students tab on our Technology page.

 

 

End of Year Exams

The schedules for AP exams and final exams are posted on the RCHS All School calendar.

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with exam administration. Sign up to volunteer using the link in the Phoenix News.


AP EXAMS

AP exams will be administered May 2-6 and May 9-13. Most AP testing will be held at Royal Banquet Center located at 3801 Hillsborough Street across from Meredith College. Some AP tests will be given at RCHS and the Junior League building located at 711 Hillsborough Street. Please see the All School calendar for details.


FINAL EXAMS

Exams will take place beginning May 26. Review sessions will be held for the first 30 minutes of the school day followed by the exam period. School will be dismissed early on exam days. Students who are not taking 7th period Health and who take all their other exams on time do not need to come to school on June 6 and 7. The final exam schedule is posted on the All School calendar.
Click here for an at-a-glance view of the schedule.

REQUESTS FOR ALTERNATE EXAM TIMES
Any requests for taking exams early, late, or at an alternate time, must be made to Ms. Klein. Parents should contact Ms. Klein by phone or email with an explanation of the reason why an alternate schedule is needed. Students who are sick or who have another excused absence during the week should plan to come on the make-up exam day, but any other kind of planned absence must be discussed with Ms. Klein as soon as possible. We ask that families make sure all summer travel plans begin after the end of final exams on Tuesday, June 7.

The 2021 Phoenix Annual Newsletter is Here!
The 2021 Phoenix Annual Newsletter is finally here! In this year's newsletter, we are excited to announce the launch of our newest fundraising effort -- The Foundation Campaign. We invite you to explore the newsletter to learn about this incredible opportunity for our school and read notes from our teachers.The digital issue is distributed via email and a printed copy will be mailed to each current and alumni family.

Click here to read the newsletter online.

Our Work Towards Equity and Antiracism

Raleigh Charter High School feels strongly that our school must take a clear stand in support of antiracism and equity. We join national protests in echoing that Black Lives Matter. We affirm our commitment to dismantling systemic racism. We stand with our Black, Latin X, and Native American students, families, and faculty and staff.

We invite all members of our school community to join us in these ongoing efforts. Working with the RCHS Board and Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Committees, the Raleigh Charter High School Administration and Board of Directors shares the following:

Commitment to Equity and Antiracism

In this moment of reckoning, our nation's history of systemic racism has come into the spotlight. We recognize that historically, schools have engaged in and reinforced inequitable practices. Our school is committed to evaluating our current practices and bringing them into alignment with antiracist work. We view this antiracist work as fundamental to our mission of educating knowledgeable, thoughtful, contributing citizens.

The purpose of this statement is to lay out our commitments to continuing and strengthening our work towards equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

  1. We will work towards antiracist teaching in terms of both our pedagogy and our course content. We will engage in ongoing analysis of content within departments, with special attention to the inclusion of voices that have been systematically silenced.
  2. We will provide diversity and sensitivity training as a fundamental part of professional development for all faculty and staff.
  3. We will provide ongoing support for our Black, LatinX, and Native American students, families, and faculty and staff, in particular, because they are underrepresented in our school community. This includes sustaining and creating safe spaces for those students to share experiences and receive support. We will continue to build our Diversity Parent Network.
  4. We will work towards diversifying our community in terms of both race and economic status. We will use our admissions lottery to provide greater access to our school for students of low socioeconomic status, and we will continue our outreach to Black, LatinX, and Native American families. We will bolster our support for our Black, LatinX, and Native American faculty and staff. We will strengthen our efforts towards diversifying our faculty.
  5. We will provide equitable access to all aspects of a Raleigh Charter education. We will continue to provide funding for food, supplies, testing, and extracurricular activities, and we will work towards providing even greater access to transportation.
  6. We will continue to partner with organizations that have common goals in areas of equity and antiracism, including community organizations and traditional public schools.

Updated: July 28, 2020