1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
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. Once students have enrolled at RCHS, information about neighborhoods, major roads, and after-school destinations is collected during the summer, organized in a database, and shared with families. Phoenix Parents coordinate this activity, and it is an important one for our school. Some parents elect to use private services also.
» 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.

Parking Permits

The 2018-2019 Parking Permit Lottery registration form for returning students can be found here.

The carpool form is now active. Submit your information here! Any students needing carpool must submit the form for every year that they participate in carpooling.

On June 30, you will receive the map and contact information for all RCHS families interested in carpooling. The carpool map will be updated and sent to families two additional times on July 14 and August 4. Once you receive this information, you are free to make contact with other families for purposes of forming a carpool. Completing the Carpool Form does not guarantee a workable carpool or any other means of transportation.

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.

Questions? Contact carpool@raleighcharterhs.org to reach the Phoenix Parents Carpool Officer. Please include your student's name.

Summer Driver Education Registration

The 2018 Summer Driver Ed schedule and registration form is available online now. Click here to view and download. Printed copies are also available in the office.

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 schedule for a list of locations.

Priority Registration is open April 1 through April 23rd based on age (oldest to youngest).
First Come, First Serve registration starts April 24th until all classes are full regardless of age.
Students must be 14 1/2 years old on the first day of the class.

To register for a summer Driver Ed class, students will need to either scan and email the forms to the lead teacher of their first choice school or drop the form off at that high school. Forms should not be returned to the RCHS office.

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.

GoRaleigh Bus System

GoRaleigh provides bus service throughout Raleigh as well as R-LINE service in Downtown Raleigh. Students ages 13 to 18 are eligible to recieve a reduced fare when they show their RCHS student ID or GoRaleigh student ID. For information about bus routes and rates click here.