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Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Transportation
It is our mission to creatively use the funding we receive as a charter school to maximize educational opportunities. Carpools and the City Bus system are the two main modes of transportation used by RCHS students.
NOTE TO ALL DRIVERS:
» Watch for messages related to Student Parking and Traffic Flow on the RCHS website, in the Phoenix News and posted in RCHS's Main Office.
» Be courteous.

How to Arrange a Carpool
The carpool form is now active. Submit your information here! Any families who wish to make new carpool arrangements for the 2020-2021 school year must submit information to our Carpool Database by completing the online Carpool Interest Form.

Your information will added to a contact list which will be distributed to other RCHS families who would like to arrange carpools. Updated versions of the contact list and map will be distributed via email in late May and then again several times over the summer. Once you receive this information, you are free to contact other families for purposes of forming a carpool. Completing the Carpool Form does not guarantee a workable carpool or any other means of transportation, but we have found that many families are able to make arrangements using this process.

If you have questions about carpool, please contact Alice Tate (Phoenix Parents Carpool Database Coordinator) at carpool@raleighcharterhs.org.

NOTE: Returning families, please help us in welcoming our new families by including your information so that new families who live near you will have the option to participate in your carpool.


Parking Permits

There are a limited number of parking spaces available for students in the RCHS parking lot. Parking permits are made available for purchase through a lottery system. The lottery will only be drawn if the number of form submissions exceeds the number of available spots. In recent years, all students who have entered the lottery were able to purchase permits.

Permits cost $200 each and can be purchased on the first day of school. Seniors, then juniors, will be given first priority in the lottery. Students can enter the parking permit lottery by completing this Google form. (Students must be logged into their RCHS email account to access the form.) The last day to submit the Google form is June 1, 2020.

Each student submitting a form must have a driver's license by October 1, 2020 to be considered in the initial lottery. Lottery participants will be able to choose their parking spot on the first day of school before other students may purchase a space (if spaces remain). Any student who plans to purchase a permit must bring a printed, signed copy of the parking permit application along with payment on the first day of school. The parking permit application will be emailed to all lottery participants and posted on on this page in early August.

If you have questions about the process, please contact Betsy Green (Parking Permit Coordinator, Phoenix Parents).


Driver Education Registration

RCHS does not offer driver education classes on our campus; however, our students may register to take the class at other area high schools. See the Jordan Driving School website for information.


GoTriangle Bus System

In August 2018, GoTriangle public transit launched the Youth GoPass program which allows youth ages 13 to 18 to ride the GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoCary, and GoDurham buses at no cost. Student must submit a completed application with proof of age to obtain the pass. Use these links for information about the Youth GoPass program and bus routes. The Youth GoPass application is available here. RCHS office staff can provide proof of age for students who do not have another form of ID.

Carpool Traffic

Raleigh Charter High School has worked with the city of Raleigh to develop a traffic plan designed to help ensure the safety of RCHS students and residents of the surrounding community. Use of the Glenwood Ave and Wade Ave entrances is prohibited from 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. and 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. It is essential that all members of our school community comply with the carpool routes. Thank you for your cooperation.

MORNING Drop-Off: Best drop-off time is from 8:30 to 8:50.
Note: Encourage students to have belongings packed and ready for speedy removal when exiting a vehicle.
Parents and students must use the Washington Street entrance. Once on campus, drive counter-clockwise around the south side of the school (the right side facing Glenwood) and let students off at the front office (on the north side).
AFTERNOON Pick-Up: School is dismissed at 2:40. Best pick-up time is from 2:40 to 2:55.
Parents must use the Washington Street entrance. Once on campus, drive counter-clockwise around the south side of the school (the right side facing Glenwood) and pick students up in front of the covered walkway by the front office (on the north side). Cars must exit onto Washington St.