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Please contact our Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sarita McIver, with your comments and suggestions.
Regular public meetings of the Diversity Initiative Committee are posted on the school calendar.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at RCHS
Raleigh Charter High School is committed to the ongoing work of creating a diverse, equitable, and antiracist school. Our school supports three different committees working towards common goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging:
Board-level Diversity Committee,
Faculty/Staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Parent Diversity Network
All three of these groups are committed to the goals and priorities outlined in our Commitment to Equity and Antiracism.
About the RCHS Community
A small community with a caring, supportive learning environment
Average class size: 19
Approximately 560 students in grades 9 through 12
Our Peer Mentor Program matches new students with 11th and 12th grade student mentors
College counseling guides students throughout the college application and financial aid process
98% of our graduates attend college
130 graduates from the Class of 2022 were accepted to 104 different colleges and universities and awarded over $3.5 million in scholarships
Nationally and locally celebrated learning
A 2014 National Blue Ribbon School (U.S. Department of Education)
Ranked as high as 9th by Newsweek and 20th by U.S. News and World Report for outstanding academic achievement
Students develop leadership and collaborative skills while pursuing their passions and having fun
29 community service programs
80+ student-led clubs
8 NCHSAA 2A athletic teams, 10 state champion titles
Learn more about Raleigh Charter High School: College Profile, Curriculum Guide, Brochure about RCHS
“It’s a very open-minded place. You can be yourself without having to worry because everyone respects you as who you are. I love that.”
- RCHS Student, Class of 2017
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.
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.
We will provide diversity and sensitivity training as a fundamental part of professional development for all faculty and staff.
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.
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.
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.
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
We recognize that diversity is important among our faculty and staff as well as among our students.
Raleigh Charter High School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Raleigh Charter High School hires without regard to age, disability, race, color, creed, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, or genetic information. Just as we are committed to working to make our student body reflect the communities we serve, our goal is to be a diverse faculty that is representative of the students we teach. We want every one of our students to see themselves represented in their teachers and school staff.
Our mission of educating knowledgeable, thoughtful contributing citizens of the world means we are committed to anti-racism and equity. The varied backgrounds and experiences of our school community enable our students and faculty to learn not only alongside each other but also from each other. Our school has a full-time Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), as well as School Board and Faculty DEI committees.
Please check our Job Openings page for active employment listings.
What is the Student Application Procedure?
Admission to RCHS is by public lottery. Click here for details on applying to RCHS.
Raleigh Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age in its programs and activities.