Indian River Charter High School: Where Art, Creativity, and Community Collide

Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS) holds a special place in the hearts of many, particularly during National School Choice Week – a time when the school’s vibrant spirit shines. IRCHS has a longstanding tradition of celebrating National School Choice Week with enthusiasm and creativity, making it the perfect host to highlight for this year’s National School Choice Week dance. The school has an incredible team of students and staff who produce some of the most beautiful videos, giving life to thousands of schools celebrating National School Choice Week. 

So, what makes IRCHS so unique? Let’s dive into the details.

A Tradition of Celebrating National School Choice Week

IRCHS has been a light of enthusiasm during National School Choice Week for years. The sense of unity and community that enriches the campus during this time is contagious. Students, teachers, and staff come together to celebrate National School Choice Week with unparalleled passion and creativity, leaving a lasting impression on everyone who witnesses the celebration. One of the standout features of IRCHS is its remarkable creative team. The students and staff collaborate to produce some of the most engaging and entertaining celebrations for National School Choice Week. Their innovative approach to showcasing National School Choice Week is a testament to the school’s commitment to fostering creativity, community, and unity.

A Vision Realized

IRCHS was created by a group of passionate local parents and visionary business leaders who sought to establish a non-traditional public charter high school offering a holistic and comprehensive education. For over two decades, IRCHS has consistently earned an “A” rating from Florida’s School Rating System and has upheld its status as the leading public charter high school in Indian River County for a decade.

An Emphasis on Academic Excellence

Within the hallowed halls of IRCHS, students encounter the conventional high school curriculum of subjects such as Mathematics, English, Science, and Social Studies. However, what truly distinguishes IRCHS is its unique commitment to the performing and visual arts. The Visual and Performing Arts program is celebrated as one of the finest in the state and has nurtured many artists who have gone on to successful careers in the arts.

An Exceptional Campus Environment

Positioned on the Indian River State College Campus, IRCHS provides a perfect setting for students interested in dual enrollment programs. This remarkable opportunity allows students to earn college credits while still in high school, underscoring the institution’s commitment to academic enrichment.

Additionally, IRCHS has a diverse and inclusive atmosphere, with nearly 10% of its student body being international students. This blend of global perspectives enriches the educational experience and prepares students to engage with an interconnected world.

Tying It All Together

In essence, IRCHS is representative of what school choice is all about. It’s a school that goes beyond conventional education. Established in 1998, it has continually evolved to meet its students’ diverse needs and interests. 

IRCHS is not just a school; it’s a vibrant community where students can explore their creative talents, thrive academically, and prepare for a successful future. The celebration of National School Choice Week at IRCHS reflects the school’s commitment to nurturing individuality and celebrating diversity while fostering a sense of togetherness. 

Why It Matters

In a world where educational options abound, IRCHS stands as a shining example of how a school can truly make a difference in the lives of its students and their families. It’s a school that imparts knowledge and nurtures the spirit of exploration, innovation, and community, all of which are beautifully showcased during National School Choice Week. Every child is different and learns in their own way. That’s why finding a school option that nurtures their unique passions is important in their road to success. Whether the option is a traditional public school, a public magnet school, a public charter school, a private school, an online school, a homeschool, or a microschool, there’s always a perfect fit for every child. So, as we celebrate IRCHS and its exceptional traditions, we’re reminded of the power of school choice in providing students and parents with opportunities to thrive, both academically and creatively. 

Check out IRCHS’s groovy creative steps as they host this year’s National School Choice Week Dance!

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Alissa Jacques

Manager, Digital Communications

Alissa Jacques serves as manager of digital communications at the National School Choice Awareness Foundation (NSCAF). In this role, Alissa oversees the organization’s English-language social media presence and develops high-impact advertising campaigns to inform, inspire, and empower parents about their K–12 education options.

Previously, Alissa owned her own digital marketing agency, served as an adjunct writing professor at Bloomfield College, and spent two years as an elementary school teacher at Democracy Preparatory Charter School in New York.

Alissa attended both public and private schools as a child, where she developed a love for creative writing. She holds a bachelor of arts in education policy and entrepreneurship from New York University, and a master of arts in sociology of education from Teachers College at Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, scrolling through TikTok, and exploring NYC with her husband and cavapoo, Russ.