Charlestown High School
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Welcome to Charlestown High School!

Welcome to Charlestown High School, home of the Pirates!

Our small school community gives students the opportunity to develop close relationships while our rigorous academic offerings prepare them for college and/or high-paying careers right after graduation. Through a partnership with Ivy Tech, students can earn more than 60 Dual Credits at no charge, leaving high school with a college degree. CHS is one of the only Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a nationally recognized pre-engineering program, sites in Southern Indiana, with pathways in Engineering and Biomedical Science.

Our state-of-the-art science labs, athletic turf fields, and various updates throughout the school give students all the tools they need to succeed.

CHS also boasts 19 varsity sports, an award-winning choir, a student-run TV and radio station, a marching band, and an excellent theater department. Check out our website to learn more or contact us today for a tour!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the school's hours?

Doors open: 8:00 a.m.

School begins: 8:15 a.m.

School ends: 3:00 p.m.

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


I don't live in Charlestown. Can my child still attend?

If you live in Indiana, your child can attend Charlestown High School! Call our school for more information at (812) 256-3328.

How do I report a student absence?

If your son/daughter is absent from school, it is your responsibility to call the school and report the absence before 9:00 a.m. the day your child is absent. You should call (812) 256-3328 and press Option 1 to leave a message for our attendance clerk. Please state your name, your child’s name, and the reason for the absence.

How do I sign up for transportation?

Steps to receive transportation

  1. Please make sure your child is registered in Powerschool at the school level.  No students are allowed to ride unless the info in PS is correct. Write the student ID down in a safe place.
  2. Check here or download the Ride360 app to see if your child is assigned to a bus. If the address and stop is correct, you are finished.  If the info is incorrect or there is no info available, please fill out a transportation form located here.
  3.  After you have filled out the request form, go back to the Ride360 website or app to see updated route information. (updated route info may take up to 3 business days.)

There are several advantages to downloading the Ride360 app to access bus route info. Not only will it provide you with the bus information but you can live track the school bus your child is assigned to within the app. The transportation department utilizes the app to communicate with parents regarding bus changes/time changes. (When you are setting up the app for the first time, it will ask for the school your child attends. Please type in Greater Clark County Schools.)

For more information on our Department of Transportation, click here.

How much are meals?

For more information on our Department of Food Services, click here.

Where are you located?

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