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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.


 
Winter Break
December 19, 2017-January 2, 2018

Raleigh Charter High School will be closed Tuesday, December 19 through Monday, January 1 for Winter Break.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 is a Teacher Planning Day. Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 3.


Mid-Year Exam Notes

The schedule for Mid-Year Exams is posted on the RCHS All School calendar.

Tuesday, 12/12:

  • No seventh period this morning
  • 9:00 - 12:05: Half day of classes
  • 12:05 Dismissal for all students except those taking a seventh period exam
  • 12:30 - 2:25 Seventh Period exam block No lunch is sold during the week.

Wednesday, 12/13: 1st and 6th period exams
Thursday, 12/14: 2nd and 5th period exams
Friday, 12/15: 3rd and 4th period exams

School will be dismissed at 1:30 pm 12/13-12/15.

There will be no lunch sales on exam days. Students should bring a snack for the break. Monday, December 18 is make-up exam day. Make-up exams begin at 8:30 in Room 139. Any student who misses an exam must attend make-up exam day. Students who are present for all of their exams do not have to come to school on the 18th.

REQUESTS FOR ALTERNATE EXAM TIMES

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 winter travel plans begin on Tuesday, December 19, after the end of mid-year exams on Monday.

Annual Alumni & Faculty Winter Coffee
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Alumni of all years are invited to join us at RCHS for this annual alumni-and-faculty-only event to catch up with classmates and visit with teachers. Alumni are welcome to stop by RCHS anytime 1:30-3:00 pm on January 2 for coffee, treats, and conversation!

No RSVP necessary, but alumni are welcome to share the event with their classmates on Facebook by clicking here!

For more information about alumni relations, please visit our Alumni section.

 

A Graduate's Perspective

 

"[At RCHS] I was greeted by some of the kindest people I've ever met. My peer mentors never let me sit alone at lunch. The admin in the front office were always checking in on how I was doing. Ms. Huddleston always had time to talk to me, telling me stories from her childhood and words of encouragement. My teachers were actually invested in our well-being; they would set aside academics to tell us, for example, why it was important to vote in local elections or respect others. Students were always ready to offer a smile, an embrace, or a friendly 'Hello!' in the hallways. "

-- Reflection from an RCHS alumna from the class of 2016

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Did you know 59% of American consumers plan to shop online this holiday season? When you shop online through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Raleigh Charter High School! To take advantage of this, be sure to always begin your shopping at smile.amazon.com. (Same products, same prices, same Prime benefits!)

When you first visit smile.amazon.com, sign into your Amazon account and designate "Raleigh Charter High School" as the non-profit that will benefit from the purchases you make. While shopping, you will see "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" in product descriptions. Those items will count toward the .5% that AmazonSmile will donate to RCHS once you have placed your order.

Your order information and identity will stay confidential. RCHS will never know who has placed orders, what items were purchased or order amounts. Please note: Using the Amazon app on your phone or tablet will not count toward AmazonSmile.

Thank you to all of our families who go the extra step to make their purchases through smile.amazon.com!

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 beginning January 6th. 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!

Reminders for Seniors

Order Your Cap & Gown by December 15

Order your cap and gown by December 15 before prices increase. To order go to www.jostens.com and enter "Raleigh Charter High School." A tassel is included in the cap and gown order.


Submit Your Senior Dues by January 4

Senior dues are $35 and can be paid with cash or check written to RCHS. If you need financial assistance, please talk to Ms. Huddleston.

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.