Raleigh Charter High School!
News & Updates
As we move into October, there is a lot going on! Please be sure to make note of these early dismissals and holidays in the coming weeks:
Thursday, Oct. 12 & Friday, Oct. 13: No School (Fall Break)
Wednesday, Oct. 18, Thursday, Oct. 19 & Friday, Oct. 20: 12:25 Dismissal (PSAT - see below for more information)
Friday, Oct. 27: 1:00 Dismissal (Community Work Day)
Wednesday, Nov. 1: 12:05 Dismissal (PreACT)
Friday, Nov. 3: 12:05 Dismissal (End of Grading Period)
Check the calendar for a complete schedule of events.
Drivers Needed for Community Work Day
Thank you to all who drove for our recent Flex Days! Once again, we will need many drivers for Community Work Day on Friday, October 27th.
To learn more about how driving for Community Work Days works, check out RCHS Volunteer Driver 101. The time commitment for drivers is 8:45 am - 1:05 pm. We ask that drivers are available to stay on-site with their assigned student group.
To sign up, please fill out the Google form in the September 29 Phoenix News. We would like to fill all driver slots by Wednesday, October 11th. Drivers will receive all final assignments on the Monday before Community Work Day, October 23rd.
We are incredibly grateful for the volunteer drivers who give their time to make special days like these possible.
PSAT for 10th & 11th Graders
Most 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT on Oct. 18, 19 or 20. All families should be aware that standardized testing impacts the school schedule, and school will be dismissed early on all three days. The PSAT is a standardized test administered by CollegeBoard that helps students prepare for the SAT. This year, the PSAT will be administered digitally on school-managed devices. Because of the number of devices required, the test will be administered on three days.
All students who registered for the PSAT will take the test digitally at school on Wednesday, October 18, Thursday, October 19, or Friday, October 20. Each student will only test on one of these days. The day students will test is determined by which period they have history class. Please see the chart below to determine which day your student will test. School will be dismissed for all students at 12:25 pm on these three days. Tenth and eleventh graders who are testing will receive their room assignments prior to testing day.
Supporting Excellent Education at RCHS
Give a gift to the Phoenix Fund today!
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.
Your gifts 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, please visit our Giving page.
We are thrilled to celebrate 25 years of Raleigh Charter High School this year! Since our founding, we have been 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.
Cap & Gown Orders for the Class of 2024
Senior families, it is already time to start thinking about graduation! The time has come to order caps and gowns. Caps and gowns must be ordered through the Jostens website - RCHS is not accepting payment for caps and gowns.
The only required items are the cap, tassel, and gown. The cap and gown unit (which includes the tassel) is $35. Here is a direct link to the cap, tassel, and gown unit. If you need to order part of this package (only a tassel, for example), please call the Jostens Raleigh office at 919-789-8500.
Financial assistance is available. Please contact Sarita McIver at email@example.com if you need financial assistance.
Support RCHS when you visit the State Fair!
The NC State Fair is donating a portion of proceeds from advance ticket sales to public schools and for the first time charter schools are now eligible to participate!
For RCHS to receive funds, you must use the Tools for Schools link to purchase your tickets. During checkout, simply enter our school code under "Membership" on the pop-up screen. The RCHS code is CS46. Note: This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. RCHS will receive a donation ($2/adult, $1/child) for each ticket sold using our special code.