Beware! The elite academia attitude and unwillingness to work with kids that are not super super brilliant. Arrogant teachers and very uncooperative administration. It appears that the administration at Raleigh Charter has gotten too big for their britches. With all the charter school actions now available in North Carolina do your homework! Think about another option than Raleigh Charter. It's a pressure cooker!
This is an excellent college-prep school for academically driven students. Both my children are thriving there. The teachers, administrators and staff are overall very engaging and supportive not just in the classrooms but in all aspects of extra-curriculum activities. I wish the achievements and awards won by the students and school are publicized so that the public would know what a great school this is.
Coming into my 2nd year at Raleigh Charter from a rough middle school with below average academics, I cannot be more thankful for the fact that I was accepted (after being on the wait list for months). The teachers are fantastic, I can tell that they REALLY love what they do and they're constantly trying to help us learn. Every single teacher at this school will stay after school as long as you need them to until you understand and are constantly coming up with unique and effective methods of teaching. The students here are even better, there's no bullying or harassment. We're really tight-knit and are all motivated to learn, so there will never be a group project in which you do all the work. IF you get in here, CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY. Welcome to the charter family! :)
I graduated in 2010 and I can honestly say those were the best four years of my life. Raleigh Charter is a tightly knit community whose students come to school every day because they actually want to be there--not because their parents are forcing them to go. The students at RCHS are fabulous, and since graduating I haven't had many conversations that could compare to those I had with my classmates at Charter. It's not an easy school so don't expect to only have an hour of homework each night. But do expect, however, that you will be well prepared for college or anything else you choose to pursue after high school. Sadly, RCHS is moving to a new site on Glenwood and will no longer be located at Pilot Mill.
Raleigh Charter High School is a great school that is greatly involved in the community. However, I would have to say that the main aspect of Raleigh Charter High School is the culture of the students. At Raleigh Charter High School students enter into classrooms where they can feel free to express themselves as they choose. There is no fear that someone will put your opinion down in class discussions. The factor is one of the main reasons why Raleigh Charter does so well. Here at Raleigh Charter High School the students learn to create an excellent learning environment for themselves.
High academic standards on bare bones budget. Consistently ranks in the top 30 schools in the country in spit of the fact there is no cafeteria, no auditorium, no media center, no athletic field, etc. Intelligent, respectful adults mentoring intelligent, respectful students.
We feel like we truly won the lottery jackpot! Not for everyone - but just right for us! Quite simply; The Best! Thank you, Dr. Humble!
Both of my sons went to Raleigh Charter. The quality of the education they received was way beyond what we had hoped for. But the school is also great because of the family feeling and the acceptance of differences in the students. Everyone feels welcome at Raleigh Charter.
Cause it was the best high school ever! We had the most amazing teachers and staff any high school could ever dream of!
all of my kids graduated, loved it and are excelling in college and grad school.Bravo RCHS!
As a student at Raleigh Charter, I feel honored. I love this school so much. From the AP classes, to the people. I know everyday I learned something I didn't know before. I love that. The teachers drive you to think outside of the box.
As an African American student at Raleigh Charter I have to say that it is a great school.You don't have to be super smart(trust me because I'm not) the teachers and students are extremely helpful. Students at the school are really nice, there is absolutely no harrassment or anything of that kind. It's almost to good to be true right? But seriously, it's a great school not only will you succeed academically but you'll also have a lot of fun.If you are a minority, don't worry about sticking out, it's totally comfortable. It feels more like a big family than a school .So, if your thinking about applying, go ahead! It's more than worth it if you get in.
If you get accepted into this school, consider yourself very lucky. As a student there, it is a great place to be myself and make friendships. Academics are way above par, perhaps the best in NC overall, even compared to the private institutions. Lots of APs, and the intelligent teachers and student body makes class much easier in a sense. Therefore, more room is made to push yourself as hard as possible.
I'm a student here, and I absolutely adore Raleigh Charter. I've finally found a place where I can express myself, and be who I want to be. The academic push can be challenging at times, but the support we are given from our teachers is helpful.
This is what high school should be: challenging, fun, small, motivated teachers, parents and students. A dream school that's even better than it's made out to be.
My daughter has gone to RCHS for four years and will graduate this Saturday. She is one of two commencement speakers selected by teachers and administrators. We think she has received an outstanding education and will enter App State University this fall as an Honors student. The dedication of every teacher, every member of the staff, every administrator is evident from the list of awards, scholorships, etc that this year's graduating class earned. Any child and parent team that is dedicated to a very high standard of educational excellence would be hard pressed to find any school in the entire country that could offer more when it comes to academic opportunities.
Former student here, third graduating class. I'm about to graduate college with a teaching certification, and I hope one day to be lucky enough to work at a school like RCHS, Dr. Humble is far from terrible, he started RCHS! I had my trouble in high school, and let me tell you, he does right for his students and staff.
I was part of RCHS first graduating class. Even at the schools early stage it rose to exceptional heights. You don't just memorize text from a book...you discuss,discover, and retain in an enviroment that goes beyond the conventional public school atmosphere. I can say with great pride and for a fact that I graduated from one of the best high schools in the country.
I have two children with wildly different learning styles,strengths and interests. Both have just blossomed at RCHS. The teachers took time to understand each child and worked hard to help them reach their fullest academic potential. Excellent caring teachers who expect the very best from each child is a parent's dream.
Amazing School. Just to further the already long list of achievements, this school recently placed as the 9th best public high school in America.
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