Raleigh Charter High School begins school year on August 15 at its new Glenwood Avenue campus.
A special announcement received from Carolyn Jackson, the alumni and development officer at the school. You can learn more about the school here.
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It is hard to believe that another summer has passed and that a new school year is about to begin. Raleigh Charter High School is excited to open our thirteenth year in our renovated home at 1307 Glenwood Avenue.
We want to remind you and your CAC members and area residents that Raleigh Charter High School begins classes ten days earlier than the area public schools. Our students will visit teachers, attend meetings and purchase books during the day Monday, August 15. We anticipate longer carpool lines during the first few weeks of school. After that, lines should shorten and traffic should move more smoothly.
In addition, I would like to share the following updates and information:
- On Monday, August 15, families will be arriving for orientation sessions throughout the day between 8:30 and 4:00. Beginning Tuesday, August 16, arrival and departure will be more regular.
- Our school day begins at 9:00 AM but our building opens at 8:00 for students attending meetings or study hall or working with teachers. The arrival of students will be somewhat staggered, but most students will arrive between 8:30 and 9:00.
- We have added an access road from Washington Street to the back of our parking lot. All students who park on site and all carpools will arrive from Washington Street. Our plan calls for carpool lines to be entirely on our site.
- We have much more on-site parking than we had at our previous location. Other parking will be on Washington Street.
- Our school day ends at 2:40 PM, and some students stay for meetings, sports activities, and study hall. Most students will depart campus between 2:40 and 3:00.
- All carpool departures will be from our access road to Washington Street.
- We have a plan for carpool and parking, but please understand that there may be some glitches as our families learn how to best access our school. Our first week will be busy. We fully expect to have a smooth flow by the end of August.
As we make this exciting transition, remember that Raleigh Charter High School has about 550 students. We are a small school and emphasize citizenship in everything we do. If, in the coming months, you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to share them with us. For our private-residence neighbors, if possible, please pass concerns to us through your CAC chair but if concerns are serious or urgent, please feel free to contact our school directly. Please address all concerns to our Community Liaison, Hannah Page.
We look forward to being a good neighbor.
Alumni and Development Office