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"Adapt and try new things"

Creyona Macklin '17 discovered an unexpected career by staying "open-minded and flexible."

Learn more about Creyona


VCU Jazz Professors Dimitrije Vasiljevic and Taylor Barnett visted Community on Wed, Oct 25 to help the RCHS Band prepare for their upcoming Halloween Performance.

Learn more about music at RCHS


Seniors Kaylah Coles and Jada Jones, Junior Olivia Elder, and Freshman John Lorish competed and excelled in the RCHS Speech & Debate Scrimmage on Thu, Oct 19!

Learn more about speech and debate

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

On Tuesday, October 10, Guadalupe Celeste Ramírez, Founder of the Highland Support Project, will talk to Pharaohs about how people can "change their lives for the better by working together."

Learn more about Señora Ramírez


Congratulations to Ramiya Payne, Davion Washington, and Herbert Bullock, who have been invited to be a part of the All-City High School Band! Congratulations, too, to our Music Director, Mr. Mason, for helping make it all possible!

Learn more about music at RCHS

Community Gardeners

On Saturday, April 15, several Pharaohs helped prepare the Brookland Park Community Garden for the planting season. Please note: Growing plots are available for free to Northside residents!

Read here for more details

Art show organizers in the RCHS Media Center

RCHS Art Show!

On Friday, March 31, the entire Pharaoh enjoyed an art show organized by RCHS juniors Jayda Johnson-Scales, Justin Kidd-Jones, and Michaela Holmes. The exhibition featured works in a variety of media, created by both Ms. Ford's art students and Ms. Ford herself.

Learn more about visual art at Community


Making Us All Proud!

The RCHS Pharaoh Band took their very first trip to a District Band Assessment, where they performed in front of a panel of veteran band directors for feedback. They received great ratings from these judges in the categories of style, rhythm, and stage presence. They also achieved one of the highest Sight-Reading scores of any band program, after performing a piece of music for the first time in front of a judge.

Learn more about music at RCHS

A Pharaoh Scholar Athlete

Congratulations to Tony Allen for being selected as Armstrong's Scholar Athlete of the Week (2/27-3/3)! Tony ran his personal best in the 300 meters with a 36.08 time, making All-State with a 6th place finish in the Class 3A State Track Championships.

Learn more about Wildcat sports

RCHS students at the National Museum of African Art

Pharaohs Visit DC

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, the entire RCHS family visited the National Museum of African American History & Culture in DC on Friday, February 24.

Learn about the NMAAHS

An Alum Follows His Passion

With his band, MISC., Sterling Demascio '22 continues to make music while studying at VCU.

Learn more about Sterling

Charles Curtis, Class of 1999

An Alum's "Revolutionary" Path

On February 2, Charles Curtis '99 spoke to us about his work and the importance of being the change we want to see in the world.

Learn more about Dr. Curtis


On Friday, February 3, twelve outstanding Pharaohs were inducted into the National Honor Society.

Read about the NHS

Award-Winning Pharaohs

Scholastic Art + Writing is the nation's longest running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens This year, RCHS students took home more Scholastic Art awards than any other RPS school!

See more of our award-winning art

An Alum's "Perfect Career"

Ke'Aja Jefferson '16 worked hard and stayed humble on her way to becoming a project engineer.

Learn more about Ke'Aja's path

RCHS students participating in VCU's Student Innovation Series Showcase

Innovative Pharaohs

In December, a group of Dr. Haddadine's students took part in VCU's Student Innovation Series Showcase, hosted by the Center for Innovation in STEM Education.

Learn more about the event

Cameron Harris, RCHS Class of 2004

An Alum's "Circuitous Path"

Cameron Harris '04 has taken "a very circuitous path" on his way to becoming a professor and creative producer.

Learn more about Professor Harris

Mr. Mason leading the RCHS Band

Congratulations, Mr. Mason!

Our Winter Concert was a roaring success! We are so proud of our students' aptitude and excellent execution of ever-exciting music! Thanks to everyone for supporting our performing arts.

Listen to some of the concert

Mrs. Charlotte Hayer, CTE teacher at RCHS

Congratulations, Mrs. Hayer!

Mrs. Charlotte Hayer has earned the Gold Star Award for her student's exceptional pass rate—93% or higher—on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. Thank you for your dedication and hardwork!

Read more about this award

An Alum's New Book!

Michael Ayers Trotti '83, a professor of history at Ithaca College, has just published his second book, The End of Public Execution. Congratulations, Professor Trotti!

Read about this new book, as well as a profile of Prof. Trotti

Pharaohs Give Back!

As part of our Harvest Fest celebrations, we collected 1,058 canned and non-perishable food items and donated them to the Central Virginia Food Bank (Feed More). Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Please give to Feed More

The Triangle Park Trio plays for RCHS students.

The Triangle Park Trio

On Nov 11, the Triangle Park Trio played a combination of classical staples and a few original pieces composed by the members of the group. The Q&A session that followed was very informative and transparent, and exposed our students to the performing arts at a collegiate level. 

Here the TPT play!

students participating in the American Mathematics Competition


On November 10, the prestigious American Mathematics Competition (AMC 10 and AMC 12) took place at Community. We are so proud of our participants! On January 17, 2023, RCHS will host the AMC 8, when 20 middle and elementary school students will check their mathematical understanding through 25 high-level questions.

Learn more about AMC

Congratulations, Tony!

Congratulations to RCHS Junior and Armstrong HS quarterback Tony Allen, RPS's Male Scholar-Athlete for October! His stats? 1,328 passing yards and 25 touchdowns (21 passing + 4 rushing). The Wildcats will play against Caroline County on Fri, Nov 11 at 7pm @ VSU.

Learn more about The Strong!

RCHS alumna TK Johnson on the drums, flashing a peace sign

A Thriving Alumna!

Since graduating from the Berklee College of Music this past spring, TK Johnson '18 has been very busy, including tours of Europe and Canada this summer with the band Bartees Strange.

See TK Play!

RCHS Seniors Eian Mickens and Inayah O'Neil

Award-Winning Seniors!

Eian Mickens and Inayah O'Neil have been selected by the College Board as recipients of the National African American Recognition Award.

Read more about their award

RCHS's rising seniors in a group photo outside

The Class of 2023!

Our rising seniors celebrated the end of the school year with a field day, a pizza lunch, and a movie.

Here is the 2022-2023 calendar

cast and crew of Radium Girls at curtain call

Radium Girls

Congratulations—and thanks!—to student director Kate Hodges '22, Drama Teacher Jullianne Kramer, and the entire cast and crew of Radium Girls for producing the first in-person play at RCHS in many years!

Read about RCHS Theatre

Dr. Dahal and Dr. Haddadine with their students and VCU's Dr. Soma Dhakal.

VCU visits RCHS

On Monday, May 23, Dr. Soma Dhakal, Professor of Chemistry at VCU, spoke to Dr. Dahal's and Dr. Haddadine's students about his research, as well as opportunities within STEM fields.

Read about Dr. Dhakal's research

work of digital art by RCHS student

Pharaohs make digital art!

Mrs. Ford's Art 1 students used Google Drawing to create works of digital art.

See more of our art here

photo of the RCHS National Honor Society Inductees

National Honor Society

Congratulations to our inductees!

Read about all our organizations and clubs

students participating in the American Mathematics Competition

Pharaohs compete in math!

20 RCHS twenty students participated in the prestigious, nationwide American Mathematics Competition, AMC 10, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Big thanks to Mrs. Ilie for preparing them!

Read here about Community's distinctive program

RCHS Senior speaks to the School Board about the importance of art!

Pharaohs speak publicly!

Kahlo Garrison, senior at RCHS, was asked by leadership to speak at the School Board meeting on October 18th. In her speech, she shared her experience as an art student at RCHS, showed examples of her work (see following images), and detailed her artistic process. 

See more of Kahlo's work