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.

Parents: We want to hear from you!
The Digital Learning Survey deadline has been extended until January 26

As we continue to incorporate new technology into our classrooms, we invite you to participate in Speak Up, a national survey about digital learning. Your views are important to us and we will use your feedback to inform the decisions we make concerning technology at RCHS.

We ask parents to please complete the survey before it closes on January 26. Please check the Phoenix News and your email for the survey link and instructions.

Speak Up is a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow. To learn more about Project Tomorrow and the Speak Up Project, please visit their website and FAQ page. If you have any questions, please contact communications@raleighcharterhs.org

Volunteers Opportunity for Current Parents
Friday, January 26 and Thursday, February 1

We are in need of many volunteers to help with traffic control during our Open Houses for Prospective Families on Friday, Jan. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 1. Shifts are available for 4:45-6:00 pm and 6:15-7:30 pm. If you are able to help out with a shift for one or both nights, please click here to sign up.

Open House Sessions for Prospective Families, 2018-2019

We will hold two Open Houses with student and parent information sessions for prospective students on the following dates:

Friday, January 26
5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, February 1
5:30-7:30 pm

Families are welcome to visit our school at any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm on either of these dates to attend an information session, tour the school, and visit with faculty. Completing these activities will take about an hour. Families do not need to RSVP to attend.

Please click here to read more detailed information about our Open Houses. Reviewing this information will make your visit more enjoyable.

Applications will be available at our Open Houses and online beginning January 26.


Visiting families may park in the spots located around our building. However, parking there is limited. If the lot fills up, parking is available on Washington Street (be careful to obey signs). Additional parking is available in the parking lot of the Methodist Home for Children after 5 pm on January 26 and after 6:30 pm on February 1. This lot connects our parking lot with Washington Street and is the first parking lot you will see as you turn into our carpool entrance. Please be courteous to our neighbors and do not park in the nearby apartment building parking lots. Parking is available at Jordan Child and Family Center after 6:30 pm.

During Open Houses, traffic will flow counterclockwise and in one direction around our building.
Parking Map
If you have a question about parking, please ask a parent volunteer. They will be in the lot wearing safety vests.

For additional information about our admissions process, please visit our Admissions page.

RCHS Community Meeting 2018: Past, Present, Future
Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm

We invite our parents, alumni, and alumni parents to join us on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm for our annual Community Meeting at Raleigh Charter.

During this gathering, school administrators, RCHS Board members, and alumni will share stories and information about our past as well as our hopes for the future. Let's come together as a Raleigh Charter family to reminisce with old friends and make new connections.

Please RSVP to let us know you plan to attend. A link to the sign up form can be found in Phoenix News (for current parents) or in a separate email invitation (for alumni and alumni parents). If you have questions or did not receive an invitation via email, please contact communications@raleighcharterhs.org.

Calling All Costume Creatives!
RCHS Drama

The Drama Department is looking for a team of super hero creatives (students and parents!) to make alterations, re-invent, bedazzle, repair and build costumes for Little Mermaid, Jr; our upcoming winter musical. There are costumes folks can work on at home and opportunities to come in for Super Sewing Saturdays. We will also be offering basic classes in the use of a serger, sewing machine, hand-sewing, tailoring, bedazzling, and much, much more! Please contact Maggie Rasnick for more information to get in on the fun!

2017-2018 Yearbook Information

Yearbooks on Sale Now

Yearbooks are on sale. To order go to www.jostens.com, click "Order your yearbook TODAY!" and enter "Raleigh Charter High School."

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.