1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
RCHS Admissions

The application period for the 2019-2020 school year is closed. We are no longer accepting applications. Information about our 2020-2021 admissions process will become available in December.

2019-2020 Lottery Results

The admissions lottery was held on Friday, March 22 at 4:00 pm. General information about the lottery is listed below.

We received 1,423 applications.
1,152 students applied for the ninth grade.
150 ninth-grade students were accepted. 40 ninth-grade students were placed on each math-specific waiting list (Math 1, Math 2, and Math 3+).
77 ninth-grade siblings or faculty children received priority in the lottery.
Due to the high number of applications, non-sibling ninth-graders had a 7% chance of being accepted to RCHS in this year's lottery.

10th, 11th, and 12th-grade applicants who were drawn in the lottery have been placed on grade-specifc waiting lists. Each waiting list has a maxium of 40 students. Waiting list students will be admitted over the summer as slots open up.

Individual results have been emailed to parents of applicants. Parents can also view their child's lottery results by logging into your Smart Choice parent account at www.RCHSapplication.com.

General Admissions Information

Raleigh Charter High School is an independent, public, college-preparatory school that serves students from North Carolina. Prospective students complete an application for admission. Admission to the school is by public lottery.

Learn more about Raleigh Charter High School: College Profile, Curriculum Guide, Brochure about RCHS

All applications for students accepted by NC charter schools must be from parents who are currently legal residents of North Carolina. The domicile must be in place at the time of the student application. In order to be included in the admissions lottery, an application to RCHS must list a North Carolina residence.

Prospective students complete an application for admission to Raleigh Charter High School. Applicants must be ready for Math 1/Algebra 1 or a higher mathematics course in the ninth grade. During high school, students must take at least four courses in math and at least two consecutive years of a foreign language in order to graduate from Raleigh Charter High School. We offer math courses from Math 1 to Calculus 3. Many courses are offered only at the honors (advanced) level.

Siblings of current RCHS students, siblings of RCHS graduates who finished all four years at RCHS (and graduated), and children of full-time employees are given priority. The current student must be enrolled for one year before sibling status is granted.

We hold Information Sessions to give prospective students and parents a chance to view the school campus, to visit staff members, to pick up an application and information packet, and to hear programs about our school.

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