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:
Performance Grade Score History:

2019-2020 Grade: N/A
2018-2019 Grade: A 97
2017-2018 Grade: A 96
2016-2017 Grade: A+NG 97
2015-2016 Grade: A+NG 97
2014-2015 Grade: A 98


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.

Orientation Day
Tuesday, August 10

Welcome back, Phoenix! The first day of school is Tuesday, August 10. Don't forget to come during your scheduled session, which you can find printed on the Orientation Day Schedule and Checklist on the back of your schedule. All students must attend school on this day and sign in with their advisor. Parents of brand new students should plan to attend an Orientation that meets during the Student Orientation.

FOR 9th and 10th GRADERS and any NEW students: Students should attend their Orientation session based on their advisor's last name. You can find the name of your student's advisor on their schedule. Parents of pOrientation Sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • 8:30-10:30 am Arcaro to Ferrando
  • 10:00 am -12:00 pm Foster to Laraway
  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm Martignoni to Schmitz
  • 1:30-3:30 pm Setubal to Yang
Returning students should come to Orientation Day (anytime between 8:30 am and 2 pm) and complete the appropriate items on their checklist. This includes signing in with their advisor, visiting teachers, and buying course packs. Be sure to spend enough time at school to attend all of the applicable sessions and complete everything on the list.
Building and Grounds Work Days
Volunteer with Us!

Please help us prepare our campus for the new school year! This is a great way to make a big impact on the life of our school in a small amount of time. We have many different options to fit your skill set or interests; no experience or training is necessary. These days are a wonderful opportunity to meet other RCHS families while improving the building and grounds for our school community. These work days are open to new and returning families as well as alumni and alumni parents.

Building & Grounds Work Days are scheduled for:

  • Friday, August 6: Classroom Prep Day
  • Saturday, August 7: Outdoor Work Day
Click here for more details and to sign up. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Job Opportunities at RCHS
RCHS Community

Raleigh Charter High School is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for the following positions:

        • School Nurse (full-time)
        • Cross Country Coach (part-time)
        • Women's Soccer Coach (part-time)
        • Men's Soccer Coach (part-time)

For information, please visit our Job Openings page.

The 2021-2022 Book List
Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year

Click here for the 2021-2022 book list.
Books are available for purchase through Quail Ridge Bookstore online or at their store located at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road at North Hills in Raleigh. If you choose to order your book from Quail Ridge Books, RCHS will earn a 20% commission on book list purchases.

Please use your student's course schedule to determine which books you may need to purchase. Financial assistance is available, please contact Lisa Huddleston.

Parking Permits for Students
RCHS Community

Parking permits will be sold on the first day of school (August 10) at the Phoenix Parents Sales Station. All students who entered the lottery last spring will have first priority on parking space selection.

8:00am - 11:30am Only students who entered the lottery may pay for and choose their space. If you do not arrive by 11:30am to purchase your permit, then a space will be assigned to you.
11:30am - 3:00pm Remaining spaces will be sold first-come, first-served to those who did not enter the lottery.

The parking permit fee is $200. Each student purchasing a permit must have a driver's license by the end of 2021. Any student who plans to purchase a parking permit must bring a printed and signed parking permit application along with payment on the first day of school. Additional information and the application can be found on our Transportation page.

Summer Assignments
Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year

Students are reminded that some classes, particularly AP (Advanced Placement) classes, have summer assignments. This year the English department has decided not to assign a particular text for summer reading and there will be no summer reading test. Instead, students are encouraged to read widely for enjoyment and also for expanding their understanding of the world we live in.

All students will receive their class schedules with the names of their teachers in the summer mailing packet. Packets will be delivered in July.

Thank you for supporting RCHS!
Phoenix Fund 2020 exceeds $330,000 in contributions!

The Phoenix Fund is our annual appeal for operational support. It pays for today. Your contributions help us to keep classes small and well-supplied. Thanks to contributions from many, many current parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends, we have received over $330,000 in support of our school.

Every year, your contributions help us with a wide variety of operational needs from compensating our dedicated teachers to paying for the utilities and mortgage on our building. This year in particular, your gifts to the Phoenix Fund made it possible for us to enhance the technology and resources necessary for digital and hybrid learning. In addition, having reached this goal so early allows us to prepare for the upcoming school year with confidence. Thank you for rising to the challenge with us!

To learn more about how you can support RCHS, please visit our Giving page.

Digital Learning Initiative
Chromebook Requirements for 2021-2022

All new students, grades 9 through 12, will be required to bring an Acer Spin 311 to school for 2021-2022. Returning students will continue to use the Chromebooks they already have; there is no need for returning students to purchase this newer model.

Families may choose to purchase either a new or refurbished device. Students do not need a stylus for their Chromebook. This Chromebook is available online at a variety of retailers including including Acer, AmazonSmile, Walmart, Target and New Egg. Financial assistance is available. Please contact Lisa Huddleston for financial assistance.

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