1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
Raleigh Charter High School challenges college-bound students in a creative and supportive atmosphere to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, contributing citizens.

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NC School Report Card
Current Letter Grade: A+NG

Early Release Day for the Solar Eclipse on August 21

On Monday, August 21, the United States will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979! We will end our school day early in honor of this awe-inspiring astronomical event. Students will be dismissed at 12:05pm but are welcome to stay until 2:40pm to view the eclipse. All students will receive eclipse glasses. Students who would like to view the eclipse at school should bring a lunch and remain on campus. They are not permitted to leave and come back.

Picture Day
Friday, August 25

Picture Day is Friday, August 25!

Order forms were distributed in your student's Advisory but online ordering is also available. To order your student's school pictures online, visit mylifetouch.com today! (Picture Day ID: BW017076Q0.)

Additional benefits of ordering online:

  • Choose from a variety of portrait backgrounds
  • Customize your package with different portrait sheets
  • Pay online: No need to send cash or flyer back to school
  • New MyFamily rewards program available online.
College Night on Wednesday, September 6!
College Counseling

College Night for Juniors and their Parent/Guardians will be held on Wednesday, September 6 at the Methodist Home office building located behind RCHS at 1041 Washington Street. Please sign up for one session (3:30 pm or 5:30 pm). College Reps from Davidson, Duke, Elon, NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill will conduct a panel discussion about the college scholarship and admissions process. Click here to RSVP!

Logging in to the RCHS Website
RCHS Community
It is crucial that RCHS has the most current contact information for you and your family. We use this information not only to send you the Phoenix News each week, but also to contact you in case of inclement weather or an emergency. To check on or to update your contact information, log into our website and then click on "My Preferences" in the "My Links" on the right-hand side on the page. Your RCHS login can also be used to view contact information in the Parent/Student Directory and is vital to the success of our online sign-up system for Flex and Community Work Days. Each student and parent are assigned their own userid.
EACH NEW PARENT was sent an email with information about his/her ID/login on August 4th. Please use the information in the email to log in and update your information. There is no need to request a parent login. If you cannot find the email in your inbox, you may need to check your spam folder.

NEW STUDENTS will receive their RCHS network logins and RCHS email accounts during new user sessions conducted during the first week or so of school.

needing their network or email passwords reset will need to come see Ms. Smith in Room 216. Students cannot request password resets online or via email.

can log into the website by going to the login page (click User Login on the RCHS homepage) and typing in their username and password. A parent's userid is the email address which is on record with RCHS. If a parent email address has changed since the last login, the parent should log in with the previous email address and update this information. If you have forgotten your password, type in your username and click "Forgot your password?" An email containing a temporary password will be sent automatically.

If you have any concerns, send a brief description of your problem to logins@raleighcharterhs.org.

Welcome from Phoenix Parents!
RCHS Community

We are excited for the new year at Raleigh Charter and hope you are too! With the new year comes a new name for our parent organization. Phoenix Parents, formerly called PASTA, is similar to a PTA but our goal is to support the faculty and staff of RCHS to enrich the school community our students participate in daily. Phoenix Parents provide amazing support by assisting with Orientation Day, Flex Days and Community Work Days, sprucing up the school several times a year, and so much more. We invite you to volunteer your time and talents with Phoenix Parents. You can start this process by logging in to the RCHS website and indicating your areas of interest and expertise. Click here learn more about Phoenix Parents.

Lori Abel Meyerhoffer & Graham Satisky
2017-2018 Phoenix Parents Co-Presidents

2017-2018 Audition Information
RCHS Drama
Annual RCHS Drama Audition Workshop
RCHS Drama will present Radium Girls this fall and Little Mermaid, Jr. in the spring. The annual Audition Workshop will be held Saturday, September 9th, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Drama Room. Students who are planning to audition for either the fall or spring show must attend. Parents must attend a parent meeting from 12:15 to 1:45 pm to receive all information about participation in the productions and to have any questions answered. Please contact drama@raleighcharterhs.org if you would like more information.

Seeking Parent Leaders
We are looking for parents to take leadership roles for the 2017-2018 school year. We need help in areas like tech theatre, load-in, strike, cast dinners, concessions, ticketing, programs, costumes, t-shirt and poster design, production assistance, etc. Please contact drama@raleighcharterhs.org if you would like more information about volunteering, or if you are interested in chairing one of the areas listed above.

RCHS Drama Audition Dates
Auditions will be held September 12th and 13 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the Drama Room. The audition sign up sheet will be posted on the Drama Bulletin Board by August 30th. Students auditioning for both shows will only need to sign up for one time slot. Callbacks will be held Saturday, September 16th from 1:30 - 5:30 pm ("Radium Girls") and Saturday, September 23rd from 1:30 - 6:30 pm ("Little Mermaid Jr.") Please contact drama@raleighcharterhs.org if you would like more information.

The 2017-2018 Book List
Preparing for the School Year

Click here for the 2017-2018 book list. Please note corrections have been made on this list to ISBN numbers that appear in red. Corrections have also been made to the following courses: Honors English 11, Honors English 9, and Enriched English 9.
Books are available for purchase at Quail Ridge Bookstore located at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road at North Hills in Raleigh. RCHS will earn a 20% commission on books on the book list when you purchase through Quail Ridge.

Bring your student class schedule to the bookstore and the Quail Ridge staff will assist you in selecting the correct books to purchase. Books may also be ordered by phone, fax, or email, and picked up at the Quail Ridge Institutional Sales Department (located next door to the bookstore).

If you would prefer to order from Amazon, please consider ordering your books through smile.amazon.com. RCHS will earn .5% of your purchase price when you go through smile.amazon.com.

Ordering Information and Senior Photo and Ad Reminders

The time has come to begin thinking about your senior portrait for the 2018 yearbook! Outlined below are some guidelines and suggestions for students in the past.

Portraits are not required to be head shots. The picture should include only the senior (no other people). The final picture should be full color and in focus, and the resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Pictures should be at least 3”x5” for final printing.

Pictures may come from any photographer, amateur or professional. If you would like your portrait to be taken professionally, some students use Prestige Portraits, a company that is affiliated with LifeTouch, the company that takes our underclassmen yearbook portraits. Their information can be found here. Additionally, we have had many photographers advertise in our yearbook over the years, and we always encourage members of the Raleigh Charter community to patronize businesses that support our yearbook. In the past couple of years, Catherine Davis Photography, Willa Stein Photography, and Renee Sprink Photography have advertised in our book.

Keep in mind that pictures are NOT required to be taken by a professional photographer.
Senior Portraits should be sent to yearbook.editors@raleighcharterhs.org by mid-October. Information regarding the final deadline will be sent out at the beginning of the school year.