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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NC School Report Card
Current Letter Grade: A+NG

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
  • engage in common enterprises with people who are different
  • accommodate and address conflict and change
  • facilitate problem solving
  • foster balance and moderation in life and
  • take ownership and responsibility for learning
We shall become good citizens.

Cap and Gown Orders Will be Delivered on Friday, April 27

Jostens will be on campus on Friday, April 27 to deliver cap & gown units and senior products. Please visit the Jostens table outside during lunch to pick up your items. All items must be paid for in full before students can receive their products. Online payments must be made 48 hours prior to the delivery date. Cash or money order only will be accepted on the delivery date.

To order go to www.jostens.com and enter "Raleigh Charter High School."

Senior Parent Coffee
May 2, 2018 | 8:45 - 9:45 am

Parents of 12th-graders are invited to attend our annual Senior Parent Coffee on Wednesday, May 2. Join us to learn what's next for your senior (including important graduation information), how you can stay connected with RCHS as an alumni parent, and how your many contributions have made an impact on our school.

Light refreshments and coffee will be provided. We look forward to saying "Thank You!" to our parents of seniors! Check your email to for a link to RSVP.

Parking Permits for Returning Students
RCHS Community

Students may pick up parking lottery forms in the school office or download a form from the Transportation Page. The completed forms will be accepted until 2:45 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Please make sure all forms are complete with student and parent signatures. Each student submitting a form must have a driver's license by October 1, 2018 to be considered in the initial lottery. Seniors, then juniors, will be given first priority in the lottery.

Lottery participants will be able to choose their parking spaces on the first day of school before other students who didn't enter the spring lottery may pick theirs (if spaces remain). The parking fee for the 2018-2019 school year is $200. Payment is due on the first day of school in August.

IMPORTANT: Closing for lottery forms is 2:45 p.m. on Friday, May 4. No forms will be accepted after that time. No faxes, emails, or phone calls will be accepted in place of the forms.

Math and Language Placement Assessments
New Students

Math and language assessments will be held on May 1 and May 3 after school at RCHS. Admitted students received this information in the New Student Packets which were mailed in March.

All new students attending RCHS in 2018-2019 are required to take the math placement assessment. Students who would like to take a foreign language at Level 2 or beyond must also take a foreign language placement test.

Each test will take about 45 minutes and students can take both a math placement and foreign language placement assessment in one day if they arrive by 3:15. Students should arrive to take their placement assessments between 3:15 and 3:45 pm.

Upcoming Spring Concerts
RCHS Music
Please join us for three spring concerts presented by the RCHS Music Department.
  • Choral: Monday, April 30
  • Strings Ensemble: Tuesday, May 1
  • Band: Thursday, May 3

All concerts will be held at 7:30 pm at Kenan Recital Hall on the William Peace University campus. The concerts are free and open to the public. New families are welcome to attend!

Buildings and Grounds Work Day
Saturday, May 12, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join us as we help out around the RCHS campus! We will be sprucing up the grounds outside and working indoors to do some small maintainance jobs. These days are a wonderful opportunity to meet other RCHS families while improving the building and grounds for our school community. New families are welcome to sign up.

Join us Saturday, May 12 anytime from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. You are welcome to come for all or part of the time.

To sign up, please click here. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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 will be administered May 7-11 and May 14-18. 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. Please see the All School calendar for details.


Exams will take place beginning May 24. 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 4 and 5. The final exam schedule is posted on the All School calendar. Click here for an at-a-glance view.

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 5.

Driver Education
Summer Registration Opens April 1

The 2018 Summer Driver Ed schedule and registration form is available online now. Printed copies are also available in the office. Visit our Transportation page for more information and to download the schedule and registration form.

RCHS does not offer driver education classes on our campus; however, our students may register to take the class at other area high schools. See the schedule for a list of locations.

Job Opportunities at RCHS
RCHS Community

Raleigh Charter High School is currently accepting applications for the following teaching position. We are seeking

        • a full-time math teacher for the 2018-2019 school year

For information, please visit our Job Openings page.

Graduation Information
Class of 2018

Please keep the following schedule in mind when planning parties and making reservations. Graduation for the Class of 2018 will be held Saturday, June 2 at Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Center for the Performing Arts.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - All graduates are required to attend graduation practice at Meymandi.
  • 3:00 pm - Doors to the hall will open for grads and guests. Tickets are not required.
  • 3:30 pm - All graduates will assemble in the lower lobby.
  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Graduation ceremony and reception.
Digital Learning Initiative
Chromebook Requirements for 2018-2019

For the 2018-2019 school year, we will continue to move forward with our Digital Learning Initiative which involves implementing more one-device-to-one-student activities in our classrooms. We look forward to exploring new ways of using technology together.

All rising 9th and 10th-grade students will be required to bring an Acer Chromebook R11 Convertible Touchscreen with 4GB of RAM to school for the 2018-2019 school year. This Chromebook is available online at a variety of retailers including Amazon Smile. More information will be provided to families in the summer mailing.

We ask that students bring their Chromebooks to school in August. Rising juniors and seniors are not required to purchase Chromebooks. Financial assistance is available. Please contact Lisa Huddleston for more information.

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.