Be ALL in for an equitable education for Richmond City High School Students

A quality college-prep and advanced high school education should not be a gamble every year. But uncertainty has been the name of the game for the past 42 years for RCHS.
Each year, this school that has sent over 96% of graduates to college, faces new challenges.  This year in particular the school will offer more AP course than ever before. 
  • Will we have the equipment and technology to teach an all advanced and AP curriculum? 
  • Will we have the funds to teach the experienced based curriculum that has been crucial to the success of the school?
  • Can we help our families in crisis so that their student's needs are met so they can learn in school?
  • As the students rise to meet the rigor, can we teach with the tools they need to be competitive with their more affluent peers in college?
Our goal from 11/1/2019-12/31/2019 is to raise $30,000 for our general fund to meet the minimum of the school's current needs
We are also seeking to raise an additional $40,000 to bring updated computers to the school which currently has a single cart of laptops for the entire school. 
The general  funds will go toward:
  • A weeklong freshman orientation to prepare incoming students for the rigor and study skills needed at RCHS 
  • Teacher classroom grants for materials and equipment
  • Transportation cost and fees for academic trips.
  • Grant for mini-mester to provide scholarships so all students can attend. 
  • Career and college readiness
  • Academic clubs and speciality programs.
  • Emergency fund for food and financially insecure families in crisis.

This Year's Mini-MEsters

Freshman Camping Trip

Learning about camping and outdoor activity, conduct water and wildlife research, ecology, earth science

DELMARVA Peninsula

Sophomore Trip

Exploring a modern city while learning about civil rights history

Atlanta, Georgia


Junior Trip 

Defining Freedom in America

Philadelphia, PA



201 E. Brookland Park Blvd
Richmond, VA 23222

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(804) 780-4332
Friends of Richmond Community High School, 501c3

Executive Director

Alison Owens