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 Cards

2017-2018 Letter Grade: A
2016-2017 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.

Calendar Update
New Schedule Changes

Raleigh Charter High School will be closed on Wednesday, May 1 due to the education rally scheduled in downtown Raleigh.

There will be school on Friday, May 3 (9:00 am -2:40 pm) instead.

Education Advocacy on May 1
A Note from the Principal

Dear students, parents, and guardians,

In downtown Raleigh on Wednesday, May 1, there will be a rally to support education. Many members of our school community, including a growing number of teachers, have expressed interest in participating in this event and supporting the many educators who plan to attend to advocate for public education. Because so many classroom teachers and support personnel will be out on this day, a number of schools and school districts around the state have made the decision to close. Raleigh Charter High School will be closed on May 1 as well.

Friday, May 3 was originally set aside to be a reading and study day for students as they prepare for their AP exams. We will now hold a regular school day on this date and encourage students to use May 1 as their reading and study day.

We realize that this late change will cause difficulty in terms of scheduling for some families and may adversely affect plans that students have already made. We apologize for the inconvenience that this will cause. However, we believe that moving the instructional day will be in the best interest of our students and their learning. We also believe that giving educators an opportunity to advocate for improving public education will benefit our students and school in the long term.

Thank you,
Lisa Huddleston

Admissions Information for 2019-2020
Lottery Results

The admissions lottery was held on Friday, March 22 at 4:00 pm. General information about the lottery is available on our Admissions page. Individual results have been emailed to parents of applicants.

If you submitted an application for your child, you should have received an email containing lottery results. You can also view your lottery results by logging into your Smart Choice parent account at www.RCHSapplication.com. Please do not call the school to find out your lottery status. Accepted students will receive a packet of materials in the mail soon after the lottery.

The 2019-2020 application period has closed and we are no longer accepting applications. Information about our 2020-2021 admissions process will become available in December.
Upcoming Spring Concerts
RCHS Music
Please join us for three spring concerts presented by the RCHS Music Department.
  • Concert Band: Thursday, April 25
  • Choral Ensembles: Thursday, May 2
  • Strings Ensemble: Tuesday, May 21

All concerts will be held at 7:30 pm at Kenan Recital Hall on the William Peace University campus. All concerts are free and open to the public.

In this our 20th year of music-making, you are cordially invited to join our RCHS singers and instrumentalists in three special spring concerts! These concerts will not only feature our talented Raleigh Charter musicians but will also reflect our intentional vision to push beyond the walls of RCHS as we collaborate with alumni, local and state musicians, and a renowned composer.

14th Annual Cake Bake: Friday, April 26, 1:00 pm
SOOTS - Sustaining Roots Music Community Project

The 14th Annual Cake Bake and Art Farm will be held on Friday, April 26 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM, after Raleigh Charter's Community Work Day. For a $7 ticket, you can enjoy two, huge slices of homemade cake and almost all the milk you can drink. There will be many different flavors of cake, including allergy-friendly choices.

RCHS Sustaining Roots Music Community Project: Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SOOTSblues

Job Opportunities at RCHS
RCHS Community

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

        • Full-time Math Teacher
        • Volleyball Coach (Fall 2019 season)

For information, please visit our Job Openings page.

20th Anniversary Celebration Events
Celebrating 20 Years Together!

2018-2019 marks Raleigh Charter's 20th year of educating knowledgeable, thoughtful, contributing citizens. We are excited to invite our current families to celebrate with us at our 20th Birthday Party on Friday, May 10 and our alumni community to join us for a day of celebrations on Saturday, June 15.

For more information and to RSVP, visit our 20th Anniversary event page.

Community Work Day Drivers Needed for April 26
RCHS Community

We are looking for many parents to volunteer to drive students to Community Work Day activities on April 26. This is the final driver opportunity of the year!

If you would like to sign up, simply click the "Login" button in the upper right-hand corner of this page, and log in with your Parent ID and password. The link to the "Spring Citizenship 2019 Signup" will appear as the last link under "My Links" in the upper right corner of the page.

Please note: Drivers will receive final assignments on Wednesday, April 24. When you receive your assignment, please reply to confirm that you have seen it.

We appreciate your support in making our programs possible!

Parking Permits for Returning Students
RCHS Community

Students may pick up parking lottery forms in the school office or download a form from the Transportation Page. The completed forms will be accepted until 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Please make sure all forms are complete with student and parent signatures. Each student submitting a form must have a driver's license by October 1, 2019 to be considered in the initial lottery. Seniors, then juniors, will be given first priority in the lottery.

Lottery participants will be able to choose their parking spaces on the first day of school before other students who didn't enter the spring lottery may pick theirs (if spaces remain). The parking fee for the 2019-2020 school year is $200. Payment is due on the first day of school in August.

IMPORTANT: Closing for lottery forms is 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. No forms will be accepted after that time. No faxes, emails, or phone calls will be accepted in place of the forms.

Digital Learning Initiative
Chromebook Requirements for 2019-2020

For the 2019-2020 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, 10th, and 11th graders will be required to bring an Acer Chromebook R11 Convertible Touchscreen with 4GB of RAM to school for the 2019-2020 school year. This Chromebook is available online at a variety of retailers including Amazon Smile. Rising seniors are not required to purchase Chromebooks. Financial assistance is available. Please contact Lisa Huddleston for more information.

Graduation Information
Class of 2019

Please keep the following schedule in mind when planning parties and making reservations. Graduation for the Class of 2019 will be held Saturday, June 8 at Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Center for the Performing Arts.

      • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - All graduates are required to attend graduation practice at Meymandi.
      • 3:00 pm - Doors to the hall will open for grads and guests. Tickets are not required.
      • 3:30 pm - All graduates will assemble in the lower lobby.
      • 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Graduation ceremony.
Calling All RCHS Alumni!
Reconnect with Raleigh Charter

In preparation for our 20th Anniversary Alumni Reunion on June 15, 2019, we would like to reconnect with as many alumni (and alumni parents!) as possible. Please complete this short form to ensure that we have your current contact information so we can invite you to alumni events. You'll also have a chance to share a thought or memory of RCHS with us!

Please help us reach every Raleigh Charter graduate by sharing the Reconnect links below with your classmates and Forever Phoenix friends!

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.