1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
RCHS Admission Process
Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year Process
Informational Meetings:
Open House Details
Friday, January 27, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm, and Thursday, February 2, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm
(No RSVP isrequired to attend these meetings)
Snow make-up date: Wednesday, February 8, 5:30-7:30 pm
Applications available in the office and online: January 23 - February 24, 2017
Applications Due: Applications must have been mailed and postmarked no earlier than January 23, 2017 and no later than February 24, 2017.
Lottery: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10 am

Raleigh Charter High School is a public, college-preparatory school that serves students from North Carolina. Admission to the school is by public lottery.

All applications for students accepted by NC charter schools must be from parents who are currently legal residents of North Carolina. The domiciliary must be in place at the time of the student application. In order to be included in the admissions lottery, an application to RCHS must list a North Carolina residence.

Prospective students complete an application for admission to Raleigh Charter High School. Applicants must be ready for Common Core Math 1/Algebra 1 or a higher mathematics course in the ninth grade. Included in the application packet is a math placement form. This math placement form indicating that the student is prepared for Common Core Math 1/Algebra 1 or higher level math course and signed by the current math teacher, completes the application. During high school, students must take at least four courses in math and at least two consecutive years of a foreign language in order to graduate from Raleigh Charter High School. We offer math courses from Common Core Math 1 to Calculus 3. Many courses are offered only at the honors (advanced) level.

Siblings of current RCHS students, siblings of RCHS graduates who finished all four years at RCHS (and graduated), and children of full-time employees are given priority. The current student must be enrolled for one year before sibling status is granted.

We hold Information Sessions to give prospective students and parents a chance to view the school campus, to visit staff members, to pick up an application and information packet, and to hear programs about our school.