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

1307 Glenwood Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27605


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Raleigh Charter High School!

News & Updates


Admissions for the 2024-2025 School Year

The application window for 2024-2025 has closed and we are no longer accepting applications. Our admissions lottery was held on March 21. For more information, please visit our Admissions page.

Summer Hours for RCHS Office

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During the summer, the office has abbreviated hours. From June 18 through July 25, the school office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. However, we will be completely closed from July 1 through July 12. Beginning July 29, the office open will be open 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. The office will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on the days indicated in green.

Class Schedules & Back-to-School Information

All students should have received their course schedules for the 2024-2025 school year. Students who did not receive their schedules should check to see if they need to return textbooks and/or athletics uniforms. You can find reminders on all sorts of important Back-to-School Reminders here.


Orientation Day will be held on Tuesday, August 13. Please note that this is a required day of school and all students must be at school for at least part of the day. View the Orientation Day Schedule and Checklist here

Book Lists for 2024 - 2025

Click here for the 2024-2025 book list. Books are available for purchase through Quail Ridge Bookstore online (use code RCHS) or at their store located at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road at North Hills in Raleigh. If you choose to order your book from Quail Ridge Books, RCHS will earn a 20% commission on book list purchases. 

Please use your student's course schedule to determine which books you may need to purchase. Financial assistance is available; please contact Sarita McIver.

Summer Assignments

Students are reminded that some classes, particularly AP (Advanced Placement) classes, have summer assignments. Assignments are posted on the Summer Assignments page. This year the English department has decided not to assign a particular text for summer reading and there will be no summer reading test. Instead, students are encouraged to read widely for enjoyment and also for expanding their understanding of the world we live in. All students will receive their class schedules with the names of their teachers in the summer mailing packet. Packets will be delivered in July.

It's Time to Make Carpool Arrangements

The carpool interest form is now active! Any new and returning families who wish to make new carpool arrangements for the 2024-2025 school year may submit information to our Carpool List by completing the Carpool Interest Form. More info is available on the Transportation page (under the "Students" tab) of this website. Please contact if you have any questions.

Back to School Volunteer Opportunities

It may only be June, but it's already time to start thinking about back to school! Please consider signing up to help with our Back-to-School activities!

Back-to-School time in August is a busy and exciting time for everyone! Support from returning parents is an essential part of making these first few days run smoothly. There are several days and areas where you can volunteer your time or bring an item to donate. Please sign up early so we can secure coverage for all areas. We will contact you in early August with more details. 

Please see the Sign Up Geniuses for more information about volunteer opportunities and to sign up to help. You are welcome to sign up for more than one shift! We appreciate your support!

The 2023 Phoenix Annual Newsletter

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We are excited to release our 2023 Phoenix Annual Newsletter! IIn this special 25th Anniversary edition, we reflect on & celebrate 25 years of active, social, creative learning at RCHS. 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.

Supporting Excellent Education at RCHS

Give a gift to the Phoenix Fund today!

However, these small classes and experienced teachers come at a significant financial cost. Contributions from our school community make it possible for us to provide excellent education to our students today and for years to come. 


Your gifts support Raleigh Charter’s mission of educating knowledgeable, thoughtful, contributing citizens of the world. Your donations give us the ability to: 

  • keep classes small 

  • attract and retain excellent teachers and staff 

  • provide our students and classrooms with essential resources such as Chromebooks and textbooks and basic supplies like dry erase markers and paper

  • pay for our mortgage and building maintenance 

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

We are thrilled to celebrate 25 years of Raleigh Charter High School this year! Since our founding, we have been committed to an educational model defined by small classes taught by experienced, passionate, dedicated teachers. We have seen great success using this model and it continues to be a critical part of our mission.

Job Openings

Raleigh Charter High School is currently accepting applications for a part-time Women's Tennis Coach for the fall 2024 season and a full-time IT Technician and a full-time Community Liaison & Testing Coordinator for the 2024 - 2025 school year. For more information and to apply, please view our Job Openings.

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