Welcome to Clark Advanced Learning Center


Newsweek just released its coveted list of America's Top High Schools 2016 congratulations to Clark Advanced Learning Center  for being among the 500 schools across our country and 3rd in the State of Florida.


            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.

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 has been designated a Grade "A" school by the State of Florida for seven consecutive years.
  • Associate degrees have been earned by 68% of the 2016 graduating class.
  • Clark seniors completed over 5,000 hours in the local community through internship programs with 68 local business partners during the 2015-2016 school year.
  • College readiness rates for the class of 2016 demonstrated 99% college readiness in English, 99% college readiness in reading and 92% college readiness in math.
  • Clark students engaged in diverse Service Learning and community projects and accumulated over 13,000 hours during their high school years.
  • Clark seniors earned over $344,000 in local college scholarships and grants and over $333,000 in Bright Futures Scholarships.
  • Many Clark seniors received local, state, and national honors and recognition:
    • One Clark senior was recognized as a National Merit Finalist in 2016.
    • One Clark senior earned a National Merit Special Corporate Scholarship in 2016.
    • One Clark senior was recognized as the Soroptimist International of Stuart Rising Star.
    • Two Clark seniors received prestigious Pathfinder scholarships.
    • 19 Clark seniors were listed in the 2015-2016 "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges."
    • Clark seniors have earned the "Joe Kordick Youth Character Award" every year.
    • 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 30th Annual High School Juried Art Show, and the Lighthouse Art Center 46th Annual Community Students' Exhibition.
    • 28 Clark students were recognized for academic achievement with induction into the college-level Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
  • Clark parents contributed over 1,500 hours of volunteer services to the school during the 2015-2016 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.