1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
RCHS Admissions
Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available online from January 28 through February 28, 2019.

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.

Prospective Student Open Houses will be on Friday, February 1 and Thursday, February 7, 2019. See the table below and click here for additional details.

Applications can be completed online from January 28 through February 28, 2019. Families with limited or no internet access may visit the school office during business hours to complete an application. A public lottery will be held on March 22 at RCHS at 4:00 pm. We do not accept applications for admission at any other times during the year.

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

Dates for the 2019-2020 School Year Process
Informational Meetings:
Friday, February 1, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm, and Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm
(No RSVP is required to attend these meetings)
Snow make-up date: Friday, February 8, 5:30-7:30 pm
Online Applications period: January 28 - February 28, 2019
Applications Due: Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on February 28, 2019.
Lottery: Friday, March 22, 2019, 4:00 pm

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.

After You Submit an Application...

You will receive an email confirmation after you submit the application online.

The lottery will be held on Friday, March 22 at 4:00 pm and is open to the public. You will receive an email with lottery results. 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.

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