Charlotte High School
1250 Cooper Street
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
941-575-5457 Attendance Line
Charlotte High School is known as Charlotte County's First and Finest High School. Having first opened its doors in 1926, CHS is rich in history, community support, and tradition. Go Tarpons!
Principal: Richard Shafer
Principal Secretary: Tammy Koennemann
School Hours: 7:25 am - 1:55 pm
School Mascot: Fighting Tarpons
School Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
VISION: Promote a culture where Tarpons do their best, do what is right and treat others the way they wish to be treated.
MISSION: Be a learner, be a leader, be a Tarpon!
News & Events
• AP/AICE SUMMER COURSEWORK: Links to summer work for AP and AICE Classes can be found on the Academics & Guidance page.
• FINAL EXAMS FOR GRADES 9-11: Underclassmen will take finals May 21, 22, 23 & 24. Click for the detailed exam schedule.
• SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL: The School Advisory Council is comprised of parents, students and CHS staff members who are dedicated to the continued development and maintenance of quality educational programs at Charlotte High School. Being involved with SAC provides the opportunity to be an integral part of the Tarpon Family. Please consider becoming part of our culture! Click here for 2013-2014 flyer.
• ARTS ADVOCACY: Research shows that "Participation in more than one fine arts credit
is associated with higher proficiency rates at
graduation." Click for the full summary.
- ACADEMICS & GUIDANCE
- PARENTS & STUDENTS
- ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS
- MEDIA CENTER
- OUR STAFF
- Charlotte County Public Schools
- School Calendar
- Activities Calendar
- Testing Calendar
- Tarpon line (School Newsletter)
- School Advisory Council (SAC)
- YEARBOOK INFORMATION
- employee email login
- BULLYING INFORMATION
- Read to Lead
- CHS Alumni
- renaissance program
- CHARLOTTE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
- Florida Department of education
- 2012-2013 STUDENT SUCCESS PLAN
Students who read 3 books will receive free admission to a Charlotte Stone Crabs game. Click on the image for a bookmark and additional information. Bookmarks will also available from the Media Center or your English/Reading teachers.
Be a learner, be a leader, be a Tarpon!
Success Measures is a new web page created by the Florida Department of Education to give parents, students, and teachers in-depth information about Florida's assessments in a timely and meaningful way.
The FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) is an exam designed to measure basic competency in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Student performance on these exams will be used as the basis for academic placement within the high school curriculum. Demonstration of basic competencies is a requirement for graduation. Visit our FCAT page for more information.
What is Accreditation?
Charlotte High will be participating in the Southern Association Accreditation process this year. This process occurs every 5 years and is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. Today accreditation examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students. Charlotte High sees the accreditation process as an opportunity to build true capacity to improve student learning and make continuous school improvement a distinctive reality.
Charlotte High will conduct an internal self-assessment against a set of research-based quality standards. The internal self-assessment includes stakeholder surveys from parents, students and staff. Honest self-evaluation is unparalleled in its ability to uncover and bring into sharp focus special challenges for an institution that may not have been fully understood. The external review is the hallmark of the accreditation process, and like the internal self-assessment, it energizes and equips the leadership and stakeholders of an institution or school system to tackle those areas that may be thwarting desired performance levels.
What are the research based standards that will be assessed?
The new AdvancED Standards for Quality mark an evolution in continuous improvement and accreditation. While leveraging accreditation as a powerful tool for driving effective practices in support of student learning, these research-based Standards also emphasize teaching and learning; share embedded common themes across Standards; and address students' ability to successfully develop learning, thinking, and life skills as critical elements of student achievement.
AdvancED Standards for Quality
Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement
When and what is the external review?
The external review will take place on February 6th and 7th. A team of trained professionals will come to the school to talk with stakeholders to access and measure the school against the accomplishment of the 5 AdvancEd standards of quality assurance. The team will give the school a rating in each standard and will make recommendations to the school for improvement. The school has 5 years to initiate the recommendations and during this time, they must report out on the progress each year.