Course Catalog » 2024-2025 IRCHS COURSE CATALOG


Indian River Charter High School Courses
Graduation Requirements
All Course Selections Must Be Approved by the IRCHS Guidance Department.
Grad Req

The Florida Department of Education requires that all students comply with statewide testing laws in order to graduate. The State of Florida requires that students must pass the following statewide assessments:

  • Grade 10 English Language Arts (ELA) or a concordant score
  • Algebra 1 end-of-course (EOC) or a comparative score

While enrolled in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1, and U.S. History, students must participate in the EOC assessments, which constitute 30 percent of the final course grade.

See the testing tab for more information Academic Advisement Flyer – What Students and Parents Need to Know

All Homebase students meet together regularly. Students must meet individually with their Homebase teacher at regular intervals set by their respective Homebase teacher. Each week, Homebase students are required to complete their chores. In addition, Homebase students must attend (1) one cultural event a semester, attend (1) one government meeting a semester, and complete (10) ten volunteer hours a semester. Failure to fulfill any one of the above requirements will jeopardize the student’s eligibility to remain at IRCHS. If a student fails Homebase once, he/she will be placed on Homebase Probation. The second failure of Homebase will result in dismissal from IRCHS.

Cultural Event

A cultural event is defined as an administratively approved event relating to the fine arts or an administratively approved study or experience of a different ethnic culture other than one’s own. Every student must attend one each semester and provide proof of participation. Any or all cultural events will not be counted if completed during school hours.

Government Meeting

A government meeting is defined as an administratively approved event relating to local agencies, boards, committees, and other government “bodies.” City council, zoning commission, and school board meetings are some examples of what would count. Every student must attend one each semester and provide proof of participation.

Grades are calculated for both a  weighted and unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale. GPA is cumulative and calculated semi-annually. All AP, dual enrollment, and honors courses earn an additional 1.0 point when calculating a weighted GPA, except for a grade of “D” or “F.”

A = 100-90
B = 89-80
C = 79-70
D = 69-60
F = 59 and Below
Academic Equity
The Cambridge Program, also known as the Cambridge Assessment International Education, is a globally recognized curriculum and examination system that offers students a rigorous and comprehensive education. It is designed to prepare students for higher education and future careers by providing a deep understanding of subjects and developing critical thinking skills. The classes are challenging, and students should be ready to commit to a demanding academic workload.
Click here for more information on the Cambridge Program.

The foremost reason for our school location is to facilitate the opportunity for a wide range of dual enrollment classes. All classes will be registered through the Guidance Department. College teachers hold students to a high standard. Students should not enroll in a class for which they are not committed to doing their very best. Additionally, students may not withdraw from a class after Drop/Add Week. To be eligible, students must have an unweighted 3.0 GPA and pass the P.E.R.T. Test with at least: 103-Writing, 106-Reading, and 114- Math.

Indian River Charter High School offers honors classes in most academic areas. Our primary goal is to offer our students the opportunity to take the most rigorous classes in which they can be successful. Students may take honors classes in as many or as few academic areas as they desire based on their strengths, grades, test scores, future plans, and interests. Parents and/or students who desire more information about eligibility for IRCHS honors classes should contact the student’s counselor.

In addition to meeting the 24-credit standard high school diploma requirements, a student must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Earn 1 credit in Algebra 2 or an equally rigorous course
  • Pass the Geometry EOC • Earn 1 credit in Statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course
  • Pass the Biology 1 EOC*
  • Earn 1 credit in Chemistry or Physics 
  • Earn 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to Chemistry or Physics
  • Pass the U.S. History EOC* 
  • Earn 2 credits in the same World Language 
  • Earn at least 1 credit in an AP, IB, AICE, or a dual enrollment course Academic Advisement Flyer – What Students and Parents Need to Know

Available Courses for 2024-2025



  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Geometry Honors
  • Algebra 2
  • Cambridge Pre-AICE Math 3
  • Probability & Statistics Honors
  • Math for College Liberal Arts
  • Math for College Algebra
  • Math for Data & Financial Literacy
  • Cambridge AICE Math 1


  • Integrated Science
  • Biology
  • Biology Honors
  • Marine Science
  • Marine Science Honors
  • Forensic Science 1 & 2
  • Chemistry
  • Cambridge Pre-AICE Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics Honors
  • Cambridge AICE Chemistry
  • Cambridge AICE Environmental Management
  • Cambridge AICE Marine Science

Foreign Language

  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3 Honors
  • French 1
  • French 2


  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3
  • English 3 Honors
  • English 4
  • English 4 Honors
  • Cambridge Pre-AICE English Language
  • Cambridge AICE General Paper
  • Cambridge AICE English Language
  • Cambridge AICE English Literature

Social Studies

  • World History
  • World History Honors
  • Cambridge AICE International History
  • US History
  • US History Honors
  • Cambridge AICE US History
  • US Government
  • AP US Government
  • Economics
  • Cambridge AICE Psychology

Physical Education

  • Advanced Golf (Try-out Required)
  • Team Sports
  • Weight Training
  • HOPE

Visual Arts

  • 2-D Art
  • Creative Photography
  • Digital Art Imaging
  • Film
  • 3-D Art
  • Visual Technology
  • Cambridge AICE Art
  • Yearbook
  • Multimedia Journalism


Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Ballet
  • Chorus
  • Dance Kinesiology
  • Dance Techniques
  • Guitar
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Musical Theatre (Audition)
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Technical Theatre (Stagecraft)
  • Technical Theatre (Costume, Makeup, Hair)
  • Theatre (Audition)
  • Cambridge AICE Music
  • Cambridge AICE Drama

AICE Electives

  • Cambridge AICE Thinking Skills
  • Cambridge AICE Global Perspectives