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
  • 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.


Our NEW Phoenix Feather Flag is flying high today in regconition of our final Community Work Day of the year, our 13th Annual Cake Bake & Art Farm this afternoon, and our annual Arts for Amnesty Gala this evening. These wonderful Raleigh Charter traditions continue because of the hard work of our students and teachers.

Thank you to the Class of 2018 for giving this flag to RCHS as their senior class gift. The flag will fly proudly as we celebrate the many achievements of our students, now and in the future.

13th Annual Cake Bake & Art Farm: Friday, April 20, 1:00 pm
SOOTS - Sustaining Roots Music Community Project

The 13th Annual Cake Bake and Art Farm will be held on Friday, April 20 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM, after Raleigh Charter's Community Work Day. For a $7 ticket, you can enjoy two, huge slices of homemade cake and almost all the milk you can drink. There will be over 30 different flavors of cake, including allergy-friendly choices.

While enjoying your cake, enjoy Raleigh Charter’s art scene, too. Art Farm offers musical performances and student-made art to purchase. Students may purchase tickets and T-Shirts in the Atrium during lunch, before, and after school starting on Monday, April 16. All ticket and shirt sales benefit the Music Maker Relief Foundation, and aid aging blues musicians in the American South. All profits from art sales go directly back to the student artists. Come out to support your community and enjoy some great food!

RCHS Sustaining Roots Music Community Project
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SOOTSblues

Arts for Amnesty on April 20
RCHS Amnesty International Club

The Raleigh Charter branch of Amnesty International and the Welcoming Refugees Community Work Day group will host the annual Arts for Amnesty gala on Friday, April 20, from 5:30-8:00 pm here at Raleigh Charter High School. This year's theme is Our Shared Humanity. Our focus is on refugee and immigrant rights. Proceeds will go to US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). Parents and friends are invited to attend!

  • 5:30-6:30 Silent auction of student-made artwork in the Atrium
  • 6:30-6:45 Musical performance by F. Mehlenbacher, Class of 2018
  • 6:45-8:00 Film screening of the documentary Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus followed by a panel discussion with members from USCRI.
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.

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 and listed in the table below.

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.

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 Day Information
Class of 2018

Graduation is still several months away, but we realize you may already be making arrangements for this special day. 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.

If your senior has not ordered a cap and gown yet, please order online at Jostens.com.

2017-2018 Yearbook Information

Order by April 20!

Yearbooks are on sale. To order go to www.jostens.com, click "Order your yearbook TODAY!" and enter "Raleigh Charter High School." After April 20, the price will increase to $70 and we may not be able to guarantee your order, so please order soon!

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.