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 Cards

2017-2018 Letter Grade: A
2016-2017 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.

20th Anniversary Alumni & Alumni Parent Celebration
Saturday, June 15, 2019

2018-2019 marks Raleigh Charter's 20th year of educating knowledgeable, thoughtful, contributing citizens. Alumni and alumni parents from all 20 years are invited to join us here at RCHS for a day of celebration on Saturday, June 15.

For more information and to RSVP, visit our 20th Anniversary event page.

Admissions Information for 2019-2020
Lottery Results

The admissions lottery was held on Friday, March 22 at 4:00 pm. General information about the lottery is available on our Admissions page. Individual results have been emailed to parents of applicants.

If you submitted an application for your child, you should have received an email containing lottery results. You can also view your lottery results by logging into your Smart Choice parent account at www.RCHSapplication.com. Please do not call the school to find out your lottery status. Accepted students will receive a packet of materials in the mail soon after the lottery.

The 2019-2020 application period has closed and we are no longer accepting applications. Information about our 2020-2021 admissions process will become available in December.
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 6-10 and May 13-17. 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 31. 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 10 and 11. The final exam schedule is posted on the All School calendar. Click here for an at-a-glance view of the schedule.

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 11.

Upcoming Spring Concerts
RCHS Music
Please join us for three spring concerts presented by the RCHS Music Department.
  • Concert Band: Thursday, April 25
  • Choral Ensembles: Thursday, May 2
  • Strings Ensemble: Tuesday, May 21

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

In this our 20th year of music-making, you are cordially invited to join our RCHS singers and instrumentalists in three special spring concerts! These concerts will not only feature our talented Raleigh Charter musicians but will also reflect our intentional vision to push beyond the walls of RCHS as we collaborate with alumni, local and state musicians, and a renowned composer.

Digital Learning Initiative
Chromebook Requirements for 2019-2020

For the 2019-2020 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, 10th, and 11th graders will be required to bring an Acer Chromebook R11 Convertible Touchscreen with 4GB of RAM to school for the 2019-2020 school year. This Chromebook is available online at a variety of retailers including Amazon Smile. Rising seniors are not required to purchase Chromebooks. Financial assistance is available. Please contact Lisa Huddleston for more information.

Graduation Information
Class of 2019

Please keep the following schedule in mind when planning parties and making reservations. Graduation for the Class of 2019 will be held Saturday, June 8 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.
Calling All RCHS Alumni!
Reconnect with Raleigh Charter

In preparation for our 20th Anniversary Alumni Reunion on June 15, 2019, we would like to reconnect with as many alumni (and alumni parents!) as possible. Please complete this short form to ensure that we have your current contact information so we can invite you to alumni events. You'll also have a chance to share a thought or memory of RCHS with us!

Please help us reach every Raleigh Charter graduate by sharing the Reconnect links below with your classmates and Forever Phoenix friends!

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.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Project
(IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446) Project is presently being amended. The Project describes the special education programs that Raleigh Charter High school proposes for Federal funding for the 2019-2020 School Year. Since planning allotments for the 2019-2020 school years have not been released, last year’s allotment was used for planning purposes. Interested persons are encouraged to review amendments to the Project and make comments concerning the implementation of special education under this Federal Program. All comments will be considered prior to submission of the amended Project to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh, North Carolina. The IDEA-Part B Project is open to the public for review and comments during the week of May 20 - May 24 in the office of DeeAnn Cherveny located at 1307 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC.