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It is our mission to creatively use the funding we receive as a charter school to maximize educational opportunities. Carpools and the GoTriangle Bus system are the two main modes of transportation used by RCHS students.

How to Arrange a Carpool

The carpool form for 2024-2025 is now active!
Any families who wish to make new carpool arrangements for the 2024-2025 school year may submit information to our Carpool List by completing the online Carpool Interest Form.

When you complete the form, your information will be 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 early June 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. 

Questions? Contact to reach the Phoenix Parents Carpool Coordinator.
Please include your student's name.


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. Information from previous years does not carry over, so if you wish to make new carpool arrangements for the coming year, please complete the form.

GoTriangle Bus System

Though GoTriangle is returning to fare collection effective July 1, 2024, youth (ages 13-18) can still ride free after they enroll in the GoPass program. To learn more about the GoPass program, please visit

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.


Students may be dropped off between 8:10 and 9:00 am.

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).


School is dismissed at 2:40. All students must leave campus by 4:00 pm unless they are in a faculty-supervised after school activity. 

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.


Drivers Education

RCHS does not offer driver education classes on our campus; however, our students may register to take the class at other area high schools.

Student Parking Permits

Parking spaces for juniors and seniors are available for purchase on an annual basis. Each spring, students can submit a Parking Permit Form to the Parking Permit Lottery for the chance to purchase a parking space on the first day of school in August. Students who enter the Parking Permit Lottery in the Spring will receive priority in selecting and purchasing their space.

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 and can be purchased on the first day of school. Seniors, then juniors, will be given first priority in the lottery.


Rising juniors and seniors 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 form cannot be completed by a parent.) The last day to submit the Google form is May 31, 2024. 


Each student submitting a form must have a driver's license by October 1, 2024 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 ($200 per permit) on the first day of school. 


If you have questions about the process, please contact the Phoenix Parents Parking Permit Coordinators: Anthea Wu  and Lisa Stephenson.

School Event Parking

Visitors may park in ANY open parking space around the school building on our site. If those spaces are full, street parking is available on Washington Street. Please be courteous to our neighbors and do not park in the nearby apartment building parking lots, The Methodist Home for Children or the lot of the Jordan Child and Family Center. During the event, traffic will flow counterclockwise and in one direction around our building.

City Bus
Carpool Traffic on Campus
Drivers Ed
Parking Permits
Event Parking
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