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.


Our Phoenix Feather Flag is flying high today in recognition of several student achievements this weekend!

Congratulations to our Men's Tennis team for winning the 1A State Championship for the 4th year in a row!

Our Science Olympiad team competed at the National Competition in Colorado this weekend and placed 3rd in the Codebusters challenge!

Several runners from our Track team competed in the State Finals on Sunday and our Women's Soccer team defeated Neuse Charter 7-0 in the playoffs bringing them to the Final Four!

Education Advocacy on May 16

On Wednesday, May 16, many of our Raleigh Charter teachers took a personal day to join thousands of other public educators at the opening session of the NC General Assembly to advocate for better education funding.

Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive support of our school community, we were able to have a regular day of classes and administer AP exams as scheduled. We are grateful to the many parents and alumni who volunteered to substitute for our teachers. Because of your generous gift of time, our teachers were able to participate in this act of citizenship with greater peace of mind.

Please click here to read a letter from our principal which includes a statement from our teachers.

Because of you...We have reached our Phoenix Fund goal!
A Special Message from our Board and Administration








Thanks to the generous financial support of our parents, alumni, alumni parents, and school community, we have once again met our $325,000 Phoenix Fund goal! With this accomplishment our Board and administration have been given the confidence to hire teachers, re-supply classrooms and labs, update textbooks, and keep our school and class sizes small. Your support is invaluable to us. Because of you, Raleigh Charter is possible. 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 and administration.

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.

Job Opportunities at RCHS
RCHS Community

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

        • IT/Help Desk Technician
        • Cross Country Coach (Fall 2018 season)
        • Track Coach (Spring 2019 season)

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.

Graduation will be filmed by a videographer. If you wish to purchase a DVD of the ceremony, please order in advance by delivering an order form and payment to Ms. Atkinson. Click here to download the order form.

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.