Welcome to Clark Advanced Learning Center


            The Clark Advanced Learning Center, a public charter high school on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, earned the highest score on the Treasure Coast in Florida’s high school ranking.  Earning an “A” rating for the 8th year a row, Clark amassed 455 points out of a possible 500 points, for the highest score in the region, placing in the top 20 out of over nearly 500 high schools throughout the state.   Points are earned for student achievement on the Florida State Assessment Test (FSA), student graduation rate, participation and performance in accelerated curriculum, and college readiness.

“I know this accomplishment is the result of the persistent hard work and commitment to excellence of our teachers and students,” said Debra Kohuth, Clark Executive Director.

Now accepting applications to March 31, the Clark affords Martin County students with the opportunity to earn high school and college credits tuition free through dual enrollment with the convenience and resources of a college campus. As a result, students typically graduate with their high school diploma and a year of more of college completed.  Over 65% of the 2015 senior class graduated from Clark with an Associate Degree awarded by Indian River State College, enabling them to continue their studies as juniors at the college level.

Clark students also engage in internships related to their interests and utilize technology in project-based learning, with a personal laptop computer assigned to each student while in attendance at the school.  The Clark serves about 250 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year at www.clarkadvancedlearningcenter.org.   The high-performing school is located at 2400 S.E. Salerno Road in Stuart.  For more information, call 772-419-5750.

The Clark Advanced Learning Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as bronze “Best High School” in U.S. News’s Best High Schools 2014 rankings.
Celebrating Outstanding Accomplishments
Clark has earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.
SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance.  To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.  Accreditation is granted on a five-year term.
Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators.
Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at www.advanc-ed.org.




  • Clark earned the highest score of any high school on the Treasure Coast and is in the top ten highest scoring schools in Florida based on Florida’s School Grading System.
  • Clark has been designated a Grade "A" school by the State of Florida for five years in a row.
  • Clark seniors completed over 4,800 hours in the local community through internship programs during the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Associate degrees have been earned by 65% of the 2014 graduating class.
  • College readiness rates for the class of 2014 demonstrated 100% college readiness in reading and 93% college readiness in math.
  • Clark students engaged in diverse Service Learning and community projects and accumulated over 6,000 hours during the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Clark seniors earned over $150,000 in local scholarships and over $200,000 in Bright Futures.
  • Many Clark seniors received local, state, and national honors and recognition:
  • Three Clark students received the 2013 Congressional Award for achievement, initiative, and service.
  • Clark seniors have earned the "Joe Kordick Youth Character Award" every year with four students being recognized in 2014.
  • A Clark senior was recognized as a National Merit Commended student in 2014.
  • A Clark senior earned the prestigious honor of being named "Rising Star" by Soroptimist International of Martin County.
  • A Clark senior was awarded the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County "Youth of the Year" honor.
  • A Clark senior competed in the National History Bee in Washington, D.C., ranking as one of the highest performing students in the nation in the subject of history.
  • The digital media designs and traditional artwork of Clark students earned top honors in several competitions, including the IRSC Digital Media Student Exhibit, the Marvin Cone 28th Annual High School Juried Art Show, and the Lighthouse Art Center 44th Annual Community Students' Exhibition.
  • Clark students were recognized for academic achievement with induction into the college-level Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society with 15 new members inducted this year.
  • In 2014, approximately 20 Clark students and faculty organized a study abroad program and spent nine days traveling throughout Italy and Greece to experience first-hand what was being learned in the companion course in Western Civilization.
  • The first Clark newspaper, "The Clark Chronicles" was established by Clark students in the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Clark parents contributed over 1,600 hours of volunteer services to the school during the 2013-2014 school year.



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This ten-minute video produced by the Florida Department of Education provides a mutual understanding of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and the need for partnerships between our school and parents in order to best help ALL students to be successful.