- Charlottetown Rural High School
Charlottetown Rural High School Address 100 Raiders Road
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1E 1K6, Canada
Coordinates 46°15′31″N 63°9′0″W / 46.25861°N 63.15°WCoordinates: 46°15′31″N 63°9′0″W / 46.25861°N 63.15°W Information School board Eastern School District Superintendent Ricky Hood Principal S. Willis Vice principal P. Shields
Administrator K. Aitken
School type Public High school Grades 10, 11, 12 Language English and French Mascot Raider Team name Rural Raiders Colours Red and White Founded 1966 Enrolment 1,178 (2011) Homepage http://edu.pe.ca/rural
Charlottetown Rural High School (CRHS), known colloquially as "The Rural", is a Canadian secondary school in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for students that attend the school come from the north and east parts of Queens County, including the City of Charlottetown and the town of Stratford.
The school is administratively part of the Eastern School District. Its official colours are red and white and the mascot is a Raider. The sports teams from "The Rural" are called the Rural Raiders.
History and characteristics
- In 1966, Charlottetown Rural High School was built in the growing suburban community of West Royalty, north of the municipal limits for the city of Charlottetown.
- In 1994, The school was completely renovated to its present configuration which saw a new cafeteria and specialist instruction space added. The renovations saw the building's exterior and interior remodelled using a modern design of unusual angles and curves that symbolize waves which surround Prince Edward Island.
- In 1995, West Royalty was amalgamated into the city of Charlottetown, however the name of the school was not changed.
The school is currently the largest in the province in terms of student enrollment and 2nd largest in terms of area. The high school offers both French and English language and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
- Over one hundred classrooms some of which contain SmartBoards.
- Several chemistry labs.
- An automotive lab.
- A school store which sells school clothing and supplies useful things such as pencils, erasers and other useful products.
- A kitchen which is used to supply lots of in school events or public speakers or organizations who want to visit the high school.
- A 800-seat theater/auditorium.
- Four major computer labs.
- A large library.
- A large gymnasium.
- Cafeteria and specialist instruction space
Sports offered at Charlottetown Rural include:
- boys and girls basketball
- boys and girls Wrestling
- boys and girls rugby
- boys and girls soccer
- boys and girls track and field
- boys and girls volleyball
- boys and girls softball
- boys and girls field hockey
- boys and girls badminton
- boys and girls cross country
- boys and girls golf
Basketball Tournaments - The "Confederation City Classic" is an annual basketball tournament hosted in early January by Charlottetown Rural which draws 24 teams competing from across the Maritime Provinces and sometimes further afield. 2008 was the 25th year for the tournament.
Clubs at Charlottetown Rural
Charlottetown Rural High is home to clubs like:
- Blood For Life Club
- Debate Club
- French Conversation Club
- Yearbook Committee
- Grad Activity Committee
- Prom Committee
- Rotary Youth Parliament
Every year the students and staff of CRHS take part in various fundraiser for Charities.
One annual project is Adopt A Family. This project takes place in December, homeroom classes are assigned a family, and given a list of what each member wants for Christmas. The students donate their own money and/or set up activities to raise money, then purchase the items that are on the lists. Each year dozens of families in PEI are able to have Christmas presents, and dinner because of this.
Charities sponsored by the student council include:
- 2006-2007 - Free The Children
- 2007-2008 - Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
- 2010-2011 - Free The Children
- Wayne Easter, PC, MP and former Solicitor General of Canada 
- Mildred Dover, former English department head, former MLA, PEI Minister of Health and Social Services, and Speaker of the House.
- Susan Willis, named as one of the 2007 Canada’s Outstanding Principals.
- Chester Gillan, former teacher, who later served as a provincial cabinet minister in various roles including Minister of Education.
- ^ "Easter, Wayne". The Globe and Mail. 2004-06-28. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/elections/fed2004/candidates/generated/11004_LIB.html. Retrieved 2007-11-22. [dead link]
- ^ "CPA (Commonwealth parliamentary association) activities: the Canadian scene". Canadian Parliamentary Review. 06 2000. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-584261_ITM. Retrieved 2007-11-22.
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