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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.


 
Reminder: Orientation Day
Tuesday, August 14

Welcome back, Phoenix! The first day of school is Tuesday, August 14. Don't forget to come during your scheduled session, which you can find printed on the Orientation Day Schedule and Checklist on the back of your schedule. All students must attend school on this day and sign in with their advisor.

Please note: Students should not bring their Chromebooks to school on August 14. English teachers will let students know when they need to begin bringing their Chromebooks to school.

FOR NEW FAMILIES Students should attend their Orientation session based on their advisor's last name. You can find the name of your student's advisor on their schedule. Orientation Sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • 8:30-10:30 am Arcaro - Flammia
  • 10:00 am -12:00 pm Genez - Mann
  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm Marschall - Rios
  • 1:30-3:30 pm Schmitz - Yang
FOR RETURNING FAMILIES Returning students should come to Orientation Day (anytime between 8:30 am and 2 pm) and complete the appropriate items on their checklist. This includes signing in with their advisor, visiting teachers, and buying course packs. Be sure to spend enough time at school to attend all of the applicable sessions and complete everything on the list.

 

The 2018-2019 Book List
Preparing for the School Year

Click here for the 2018-2019 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.

Parking Permits for Students
RCHS Community

Parking permits will be sold on the first day of school (August 14) at the Coursepack Sale. All students who entered the lottery last spring will have first priority on parking space selection.

8:00am - 11:30am Only students who entered the lottery may pay for and choose their space
11:30am - 3:00pm Remaining spaces will be sold first-come, first-serve to those who did not enter the lottery. If you did not enter the lottery, you can find the parking form on the Transportation page. Bring a completed parking form with you.

The parking permit fee is $200. Each student purchasing a permit must have a driver's license by the end of 2018. All those who entered the lottery last spring are guaranteed a space if you pay for it anytime on the first day, however; you will only have priority on parking space selection until 11:30am.

Summer Mailing
Student Schedules and Important Orientation Day Information

Summer Mailing packets were mailed to all families on Tuesday, June 26. The packet includes the student's class schedule and important information regarding Orientation Day. Orientation Day (August 14) 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 2-13. Also, remember to review the information about summer reading assignments in the article below.

Welcome Letter Carpool Line Instructions
Tips for the 2018-2019 School Year Phoenix Parents Letter
Orientation Day Checklist  

A Note About Student Schedule Changes
A written request is required for schedule changes. On a piece of paper explain the request, its justification, and include a parent signature. Ms. Huddleston will then contact the recommending teacher for the course. The request can be mailed to Raleigh Charter High School, 1307 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC 27605 or dropped off in the office during the office hours listed below. Please note that the office will be closed July 2 - 13. Students must submit schedule change requests by August 13. After that, class changes are rarely granted and must be initiated by the teacher.
Summer Asssignments
Preparing for the 2018-2019 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 early July.

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.

We ask that 9th and 10th graders bring their Chromebooks to school on August 15. 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.