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.

Summer Hours
RCHS Office

During the summer, the office has abbreviated hours. From June 20 through July 29, the school office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. However, we will be completely closed from July 4 through July 15. Beginning August 1, the office open will be open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

The office will be open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on the days indicated in green.
Course Schedules
Student schedules have been emailed

Student schedules were sent via email to families on Wednesday, June 29. If you did not receive a schedule, please check to see if you have any textbooks at home that you need to return to the school. We will not send your schedule until we have received your books. If you have questions, please email schedules@raleighcharterhs.org.

Please make sure to carefully review these documents that were also linked in the schedule email: Back-to-School Reminders and Orientation Checklist.

For schedule changes, a written request is required. Download the Schedule Change Request form available here. The request form can be emailed to schedules@raleighcharterhs.org or delivered to RCHS. Ms. Huddleston will then contact the recommending teacher for the course. Students must submit schedule change requests by August 5. After that, class changes are rarely granted and must be initiated by the teacher. We cannot guarantee any schedule change requests; however, the sooner it is submitted, the more likely we are to be able to honor it.

Summer Assignments
Preparing for the 2022-2023 School Year

Students are reminded that some classes, particularly AP (Advanced Placement) classes, have summer assignments. 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.

Interested in Forming a New Carpool for 2022-2023?
Fill out the Carpool Interest Form today!

The carpool interest form is now active. Any new and returning families who wish to make new carpool arrangements for the 2022-2023 school year may submit information to our Carpool List by completing the Carpool Interest Form. A link to the form is available on the Transportation page (under the "Students" tab) of this website.

Please contact carpool@raleighcharterhs.org if you have any questions.

Building and Grounds Work Days
Volunteer with Us!

Please help us prepare our campus for the new school year! This is a great way to make a big impact on the life of our school in a small amount of time. We have many different options to fit your skill set or interests; no experience or training is necessary. These days are a wonderful opportunity to meet other RCHS families while improving the building and grounds for our school community. These work days are open to new and returning families as well as alumni and alumni parents.

  • Classroom Prep Day: Friday, August 5 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Sign Up Here
  • Outdoor Work Day: Date TBA
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Parking Permits for Students
RCHS Community

Parking permits will be sold to juniors and seniors on the first day of school (August 9) at the Phoenix Shop (room 233). All students who entered the parking permit lottery in Spring 2022 will have first priority on parking space selection. Please review the information on our Transportation page prior to the first day of school to ensure you bring the items required to purchase your permit. Permits will be sold on August 9 following this schedule:

8:00am - 11:30am Only students who entered the lottery may pay for and choose their space. If you do not arrive by 11:30am to purchase your permit, then a space will be assigned to you.
11:30am - 3:00pm Remaining spaces will be sold first-come, first-served to those who did not enter the lottery.

Commencement Celebration
Class of 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! On Saturday, June 4, we will hold our graduation ceremony at Meymandi Concert Hall. The ceremony will be live streamed beginning just before 4:00 pm. To view, please use this link: LIVESTREAM

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.

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.



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