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.

Summer Hours
RCHS Office

During the summer, the office has abbreviated hours. From June 17 through August 2, the school office will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. However, we will be completely closed from July 1 through July 15. Regular office hours (8:30 am-4:00 pm) will resume during the week of August 5; however, the office will be closed on August 7.

Summer Mailing
Student Schedules and Important Orientation Day Information

Summer Mailing packets were mailed to all families on Friday, June 28. The packet includes the student's class schedule and important information regarding Orientation Day. Orientation Day (August 13) is not a typical school day, and students will not attend regular classes. However, all students are required to come to school for part of the day and to attend the appropriate sessions.

If you do not receive the summer mailing packet, please contact the office. Summer office hours are listed below. Please note that the office will be closed July 1-12. Also, remember to review the information about summer reading assignments in the article below.

Welcome Letter Carpool Line Instructions
Tips for the 2019-2020 School Year Phoenix Parents Letter
Orientation Day Checklist Schedule Change Request Form

A Note About Student Schedule Changes
For schedule changes, a written request is required. Download the Schedule Change Request form using the link above. The request form can be mailed to RCHS or dropped off in the office. Ms. Huddleston will then contact the recommending teacher for the course. Students must submit schedule change requests by August 13. 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.
The 2019-2020 Book List
Preparing for the School Year

Click here for the 2019-2020 book list.
Books are available for purchase at Quail Ridge Bookstore located at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road at North Hills in Raleigh. RCHS will earn a 20% commission on books on the book list when you purchase through Quail Ridge.

Bring your student class schedule to the bookstore and the Quail Ridge staff will assist you in selecting the correct books to purchase. Books may also be ordered by phone, fax, or email, and picked up at the Quail Ridge Institutional Sales Department (located next door to the bookstore).

If you would prefer to order from Amazon, please consider ordering your books through smile.amazon.com. RCHS will earn .5% of your purchase price when you go through smile.amazon.com.

Summer Assignments
Preparing for the 2019-2020 School Year

Students are reminded that most English classes, as well as AP (Advanced Placement) classes have summer assignments. Typically, the only summer assignment for incoming 9th grade students is English.

The reading assignments for English 2 vary by teacher. All students will receive their class schedules with the names of their teachers in the summer mailing packet. Packets will be delivered in July.

Summer Building and Grounds Work Days
Volunteer with Us!

Please join us as we help out around the RCHS campus over the summer! This is a great way to make a big impact on the life of our school in a small amount of time. Come once or come often to help refresh the school for the coming year! We will have painting days, an outdoor work day, and a classroom prep day. 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.

Summer Work Days are scheduled for:

  • Friday, July 26: Painting Prep Day
  • Saturday, July 27: Indoor Painting Day
  • Saturday, August 3: Outdoor Work Day
  • Friday, August 9: Classroom Prep Day
Click here for more details and to sign up. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Job Opportunities at RCHS
RCHS Community

Raleigh Charter High School is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

        • Teaching Assistant and Testing Coordinator (full-time)
        • Women's Tennis Coach (Fall 2019 season)

For information, please visit our Job Openings page.

Interested in Forming a New Carpool for 2019-2020?
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 2019-2020 school year must submit information to our Carpool Database 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 about the Carpool Form.

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.
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.

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.