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

From Operations to Aspirations

Since we have met this year’s Phoenix Fund goal (YEAH!), we want to use this space to invite you to learn more about our new fundraising initiative, the Foundation Fund. The Phoenix Fund will continue to provide vital annual operational support steadying the budget and enrollment. Thank you for helping us meet this operational goal earlier than ever before.

The Foundation Fund is aspirational. It is an additional way for our passionate families, current and former, to contribute to our long-term goal of better compensating our dedicated faculty and securing our building. This was the topic of our community meeting on April 4. If you were not able to come to that meeting and are passionate about supporting teachers and classrooms we encourage you to come to one of our additional opportunities to learn more:

  • Monday, May 1 at 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 3 at 8:30-9:30 AM
  • Friday, May 5 at 2:00-3:00 PM

Please RSVP with this link to reserve your spot at whichever meeting time is most convenient for you. During these discussions, you will have an opportunity to hear from a Board member about the extent of our challenge and get answers to any questions that you have.

Current Job Opportunities at RCHS
RCHS Community

Raleigh Charter High School is seeking the following positions for the 2017-2018 school year.

      • Full-Time Environmental Science Teacher
      • Full-Time Math and Computer Science Teacher
      • Communications Specialist

For more information, please visit our Job Openings page.

Parking Permits for Returning Students
RCHS Community

Students can now pick up a parking-space lottery registration form in the school office or download a form from the Transportation Page. The completed forms will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28th. Please make sure all forms are complete with student and parent signatures.

IMPORTANT: Closing for lottery forms is 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28th. No forms will be accepted after that time. No faxes, emails or phone calls will be accepted in place of the forms. Each student submitting a form must have a driver's license by October 1, 2017 to be considered in the initial lottery, and Seniors, then Juniors, will be given first priority in the lottery. The parking fee for the 2017-2018 school year is $200.00 and is due on the first day of school on Thursday, August 10th.

Arts for Amnesty on April 28
RCHS Amnesty International Club

The Raleigh Charter branch of Amnesty International and the Welcoming Refugees Community Work Day group will host the annual Arts for Amnesty gala on Friday, April 28, from 5:30-8:00 pm, at Raleigh Charter High School. This year's theme is "My Dear Fellow American..." with a focus on refugee and immigrant rights. Proceeds will go to US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). Parents and friends are invited to attend!

  • 5:30-6:30 Silent Auction in the atrium, with artwork by RCHS students
  • 6:30-7:15 Movie screening of the documentary, Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World
  • 7:15-8 Panel discussion with members from USCRI
12th Annual Cake Bake & Art Farm: Friday, May 12, 3 pm
SOOTS - Sustaining Roots Music Community Project

The 12th Annual May Day Cake Bake and Art Farm will be held on Friday, May 12 at 3:00 pm. For $6, you will enjoy 2 slices of homemade cake and almost all the milk you can drink. Whether it’s coconut, chocolate, vanilla, or your family’s legendary 3-layered velvet cake with sour cream icing, these cakes promise to leave you satisfied. Tickets will be sold in the atrium the week of May 8th, before school, during lunch and after school, until we sell out as we have each year since 2006 thanks to your generous support.

While enjoying your cake, enjoy Raleigh Charter’s art scene too. Art Farm offers musical performances and student-made art to purchase. Double-sided Art Farm t-shirts will also be sold for $20. Cake Bake and T-shirt sales go to support the Music Maker Relief Foundation, while art purchases support the student artists themselves. Come out to support your peers and celebrate our community.

Sustaining Roots Music
An RCHS Community Project
Follow us on Twitter @sootsblues

Upcoming Spring Concerts
RCHS Music

As the water recedes and the air is full of birdsong, it is time for our Spring Concerts.

Please join our musicians as they share their talents and musical learnings from this year. All concerts will be held at Kenan Recital Hall on the William Peace University campus and are free and open to the public.

Choral Spring Concert, Monday, May 15, 7:30 pm
Band Spring Concert, Wednesday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Strings Spring Concert, Monday, May 22, 7:30 pm

Pre-order Your Yearbook Today!
RCHS Yearbook

Yearbooks are currently on sale and time to order them is running out! Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com and type "Raleigh Charter" into the school search box to go to the Raleigh Charter Yearbook home page.

The Yearbook is now on sale for $70 -- the lowest price of the year! Time is running out so be sure to order your yearbook before May 5th.

Final Exam Schedule

Thurs., 5/25

Fri., 5/26

Mon., 5/29

Tues., 5/30

Wed., 5/31

Thurs., 6/1

Fri., 6/2

Mon., 6/5

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

2nd period class review

3rd period class review


4th period class review

5th period class review

6th period class review

6th period exam until 11:30 a.m.

7th period exam until 11:30 a.m.

9:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

1st period exam

2nd period exam

3rd period exam

4th period exam

5th period exam

Wednesday, May 24 is a 12:05 dismissal. Tuesday, June 6 is the make-up exam day. Students who need to make up exams should arrive at school at 8:30 am. Make-up exams will be held in Room 112.

Any requests for taking exams early, late, or at an alternate time, must be made to an academic dean. Parents should contact an academic dean by phone or email with an explanation of the reason why an alternate schedule is needed. Students who are sick or who have another excused absence during the week should plan to come on the make-up exam day, but any other kind of planned absence must be discussed with an academic dean as soon as possible. We ask that families make sure all summer travel plans begin after the end of final exams on Tuesday, June 6. Thank you.

Seniors who miss an exam for sickness or any other reason need to make arrangements with an academic dean to make up exams before June 3.

2017-2018 Admissions Window is Now Closed

On Saturday, March 18, 2017 Raleigh Charter High School held its admissions lottery.
1252 students applied to RCHS for the 2017-2018 school year.
At the lottery, we accepted 71 rising ninth-grade students to RCHS.
In addition, before the lottery, we accepted 79 rising ninth-grade siblings.

The lists of numbers on this website do not include those siblings. On this website, we list the numbers of students who were accepted or placed on a waiting list.

Students whose numbers do not appear here are denied admission since their number was drawn after we had filled all accepted and waiting lists slots.

Click here to view the accepted and waitlisted lottery numbers for the 2017-2018 school year.