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The Application period has closed and we are no longer accepting applications for 2024-25. 


The admissions lottery was held on Thursday, March 21 at 3:30 pm. We received 1,300 applications and admitted 170 students into the ninth grade. All rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade applicants have been placed on grade level waitlists. 


Individual results have been emailed to parents/guardians of applicants. Parents can also view their child's lottery results and wait list status by logging into their Scribbles parent account. If you need help accessing your lottery status, please email Students will be admitted off the wait lists beginning May 1st and until August 13th as spots open up.

Open Houses for Prospective Families

Due to tremendous community interest in our school and our priority to maintain an environment conducive to learning, we cannot schedule tours and we do not allow visitors during the school day.  

During our Open Houses in January and February families have the opportunity to see the classrooms, meet students, teachers, and administrators and learn about RCHS.

Please note: You do not need to attend an Open House to apply to the school. The goal of these events is to help you determine if you would like to fill out an application for your student. 


Prospective Student Open Houses were held on January 26 and February 1, 2024. Click here to view the slideshow from our Open House presentation. In April, we will hold another Open House just for students who were admitted in the lottery to help them to make a decision about whether or not to attend RCHS.

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. You can view some frequently asked questions here.

We accept applications over a period of several weeks during the first few months of the year, usually from late January to late February. Applications can be completed online during this time period. The dates of the application period are posted in December for the following year. A link to the application website will be posted on the first day of the application period. Families with limited or no internet access may visit the school office during business hours to complete an application during the application period. The Admissions Lottery is typically held 3 to 4 weeks after the application period ends. Lottery results are emailed to all applicants. We do not accept applications for admission at any other times during the year.

Learn more about Raleigh Charter High School: College ProfileCurriculum GuideBrochure 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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