About Charlestown High School


Mark Laughner





#1 Pirate Place
Charlestown, IN


(812) 256-3328


(812) 256-7274

School Hours

Building Open to Students 8:00 am
Student Instructional Day 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 pm



Mission Statement

The Charlestown High School community is dedicated to providing quality opportunities for all students to learn and develop while striving to reach their own levels of individual excellence as they prepare for their future in an ever-changing society. A safe and orderly environment, with the continuous support of the entire school community, will best provide these opportunities.

Charlestown High School students can best meet their needs and goals when all members of the school community are committed to establishing a consistent framework of communication, varied teaching strategies, appropriate curriculum, teamwork, collaboration, offerings in the latest technology, and recognizing the importance of fair-play and self- motivation in the development of individual life skills.

Foundations of our Bridge

      All students can learn, grow, and develop.


      Communication is most effective when it includes on-going interaction among all members of the school community.


      The school community best supports students when quality teamwork, collegiality, and collaboration are utilized in working relationships.


      A safe and orderly school climate is best developed when there is a consistent and fair approach to discipline and expectations of behavior.


      Basic, fundamental competencies in life skills and communication technologies are essential ingredients for student success in all postsecondary life choices.


    Teachers can best assist student learning, growth, and development when they provide quality instruction that includes a diverse array of motivating, creative, and varied teaching strategies that reach all learning styles.


The Auto Tech Classes are launching job shadowing opportunities for 2nd semester seniors this week and next. Six Charlestown students are involved. They are being placed at Western Auto Garage, Jim O’Neal Ford, Bumper to Bumper, Jeff Wyler Toyota, Car Quest, Clapp VW and Webb’s body shop. The students will spend a maximum of two hours on 2-3 days per week at the companies and the other days at the Auto Tech. This opportunity will last throughout third quarter giving the final nine weeks of the year to try to get job offers for those seniors who are not post-secondary training.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America FCCLA is a National organization that promotes leadership in Family, Careers and the Community. Students work on Community Service projects and create projects based on topics in Family and Consumer Sciences. These projects are presented at State leadership conference in Indianapolis and National leadership conference held in either Orlando FL, Anaheim CA, or Nashville TN . This club is open to anyone who has taken or signed up for a Family and Consumer Science class. We meet every Tuesday from 3:00- 3:45 in the Family and Consumer Science room. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Cassady.
Key Club will have its first cappuccino and donut sale on Wednesday, January 18th. Each item will be a $1.
Mrs. McCutcheon, Spanish teacher, would like to invite anyone who is interested to come to her classroom. For more information about the CHS Spanish Club, please contact Mrs. McCutcheon.
Click here to visit the Charlestown High School Theater website.

View Breakfast & Lunch Menus

All school cafeterias operate on a computerized lunch system. Students have a lunch account available for their use. Parents may deposit money into their child/children’s account at their convenience and may do so weekly, monthly, or yearly. If you would like restrictions placed on your child/children’s account, please send it in writing to the cafeteria manager at your child/children’s school. For example, if you don’t want your child to purchase a la carte items or breakfast, then the money will be used for lunch only.

If you have questions concerning free and reduced lunch contact Betsy Sumner.

For all other questions please contact Lisa Fackler.

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