About Us

Indian River Charter High School



Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS) was founded in 1998 as a small, public, non-traditional high school, with an emphasis on character development, academic achievement, career preparation, and cultural awareness.

With an enrollment limited to approx. 770, the school operates under the auspices of a private non-profit organization and is guided by a community Board of Directors.

Situated next to Indian River State College Mueller Campus, students are encouraged to participate in dual enrollment. Currently, IRCHS is rated an “A” school by Florida’s School Rating System and has been the highest rated high school in Indian River County for the past 10 years.

School Charter

Indian River Charter High School operates under Charter from the Indian River County School District. IRCHS is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization & public Charter School.




Our Mission

The mission of the Indian River Charter High School is to give its students the opportunity to develop a new set of competencies and foundational skills that will help them enjoy a productive, full, and satisfying life. This school will be a high performance organization.

The goal of Indian River Charter High School is to give its students in grades 9-12 the chance to develop skills and knowledge that will help them become productive, full and satisfying young adults.

Core Philosophy

“Schools do more than simply prepare to make a living. They prepare people to live full lives – to participate in their communities, to raise families, and to enjoy the leisure that is the fruit of their labour. A solid education is its own reward.”

The Department of Education of SCANS — Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills — REPORT, 1990