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.

Calendar Reminders
Upcoming Dates
  • School will be dismissed at 12:05 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 5 so that faculty can complete required trainings.
  • School will be dismissed at 1:05 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 12. On this day, 9th graders will participate in the Brain 101 programs, 10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT, and 12th graders will participate in a college counseling program.
  • Fall Break is October 13 and 14. There will be no school on these days.
  • Friday, October 28 is Community Work Day. School will be dismissed at 12:15 that day.

Community Work Day Drivers Needed for October 28
RCHS Community

We are looking for many parents to volunteer to drive students to Community Work Day activities on October 28. Parent drivers play a critical role in making our many off-campus programs possible. Driving on these days is great opportunity to meet students and teachers and learn more about Raleigh Charter's unique programs.

To sign up, please use the form linked in an email (Subject: Sign up to be a volunteer driver on Community Work Day on October 28) sent to all current parents on September 27. The time commitment for drivers is 8:45 am - 1:15 pm. We ask that drivers are available to stay on-site with their assigned student group.

Please note: Drivers will receive final assignments on Wednesday, October 26. When you receive your assignment, please reply to confirm that you have seen it.

To learn more about this opportunity, check out our RCHS Volunteer Driver 101 Guide! We appreciate your help in making our comunity programs possible!

Supporting Excellent Education at RCHS
Give a gift to the Phoenix Fund or Foundation Campaign today!

Raleigh Charter High School is committed to an educational model defined by small classes taught by experienced, passionate, dedicated teachers. We have seen great success using this model and it continues to be a critical part of our mission. However, these small classes and experienced teachers come at a significant financial cost. Contributions from our school community make it possible for us to provide excellent education to our students today and for years to come.

Both the Phoenix Fund and Foundation Campaign support Raleigh Charter’s mission of educating knowledgeable, thoughtful, contributing citizens of the world. Your donations give us the ability to:

  • keep classes small
  • attract and retain excellent teachers and staff
  • provide our students and classrooms with essential resources such as Chromebooks and textbooks and basic supplies like dry erase markers and paper
  • pay for our mortgage and building maintenance

To learn more about how you can support RCHS through the Phoenix Fund or Foundation Campaign, please visit our Giving page.

Job Opportunities at RCHS
RCHS Community

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

  • Women's Tennis Coach (part-time)

For information, please visit our Job Openings 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