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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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.

2020-2021 Reopening Information

For the beginning of the 2021 spring semester, we will continue with our online instruction for Digital Learning Days (Plan C) as we wait for developments. We will be watching for:

  • the continued rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines
  • when the status of high-school instruction is moved from Plan B to Plan A by the Governor and NCDHHS

We will update families when we have more information on these topics. Please read our Reopening Information for Families document for general information.

Last updated: February 3, 2021 2:49 pm.

AllSchool Message Archive

Our official communications will be sent to families via email. Please check your email regularly for information from RCHS, including the Phoenix News which goes out to parents every Friday. If you missed an email, check out our new AllSchool Message Archive to catch up on the latest information. We will also continue to post updates on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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2021-2022 Admissions

Interested in applying for admission to Raleigh Charter for 2021-2022? Applications can be completed online from January 15 through February 26, 2021. Please visit our Admissions page and FAQ page for information about the application and admissions process.

To submit an application, please visit: www.rchsapplication.com. Families with limited or no internet access may visit the school office during business hours to complete an application.

The 2020 Phoenix Annual Newsletter is Here!
We are excited to release our 2020 Phoenix Annual Newsletter! In this issue, we reflect upon our experiences with virtual learning, celebrate our recently retired faculty members, and reconnect with many alumni. 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 2020 Phoenix Fund: Rising to the Challenge Together
Support RCHS by donating today!

The Phoenix Fund is our annual appeal for operational support. It pays for today. Your contributions help us to keep classes small and well-supplied.

Support of the Phoenix Fund gives us the ability to:

  • keep classes small
  • attract and retain excellent teachers and staff
  • purchase materials for to expand and enhance digital learning (Chromebooks, web cameras, headsets, internet hot spots, and more)
  • pay for our mortgage and building maintenance
Our 2020-21 goal is to raise $325,000. This year presents unique and unforeseen challenges, but we are confident that our school will continue to thrive because of the caring support that we receive from our community. Together, we will rise to the challenge. Every gift of every size helps us reach our goal.

To learn more about how you can support RCHS through the Phoenix Fund, please visit our Giving page.

Digital Learning Days Schedule for Plan C

Students will follow the schedule for Digital Learning Days (Plan C), which can be found on page 2 on the Reopening Information for Families Document and in the table below.

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

Job Opportunities at RCHS
RCHS Community

Raleigh Charter High School is currently accepting applications for the following position:

        • Science Teacher

For information, please visit our Job Openings page.

Updating Your Contact Information and Preferences with RCHS
RCHS Community
It is crucial that RCHS has the most current contact information for you and your family. We use this information not only to send you the Phoenix News each week, but also to contact you in case of inclement weather or an emergency. To check on or to update your contact information, log into our website and then click on "My Preferences" in the "My Links" on the right-hand side on the page. Your RCHS login can also be used to view contact information in the Parent/Student Directory and is vital to the success of our online sign-up system for Flex and Community Work Days. Each student and parent are assigned their own userid.

If you have any concerns, send a brief description of your problem to logins@raleighcharterhs.org.