Department of Secondary Education

Greater Clark is home to Parkview Middle School, River Valley Middle School, Charlestown High School, Jeffersonville High School, New Washington Middle/High School, and the Corden Porter program. We are proud to offer the latest technology and learning strategies to help our students succeed, including a focus on STEAM programming.

We offer a wide variety of athletics, clubs, band, theater and more, providing students with many opportunities to pursue their interests and develop new ones.

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College and career academies transform the traditional high school model to prepare all students for careers by linking academic subjects to career themes. Students and teachers use experiential learning to make lessons come alive. Different pathways designed and supported by educators, business representatives and post-secondary partners are created to introduce students to a variety of college and career options.

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In Greater Clark, we believe all students need to learn and master the work ethic skills necessary to succeed in school and in life. As a result, we have created a PRIDE© program that teaches and positively reinforces Persistence, Respectfulness, Initiative, Dependability, and Efficiency to all of our students on a daily basis from preschool through 12th grade.

The PRIDE© program was developed by a team of educators in cooperation with business and community leaders. The goal of PRIDE© is to build students of strong character who will not only strengthen our school district but eventually our entire community.

Governor's Work Ethic Certification

As a culminating acknowledgment of PRIDE©, Greater Clark County Schools created the Work Ethic Certificate, which is now the model for the Governor of Indiana’s Work Ethic Certificate. The certificate, which can be earned by seniors, is recognized by many area employers and organizations that provide specific benefits to seniors who have earned the certificate. To earn the certificate, a senior must possess PRIDE© skills, have 98 percent attendance, have no more than one behavioral referral, have six hours of school or community service, and graduate with at least a “C” grade point average.

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Please click here to access the Indiana Graduation Requirements.

For more details, visit your high school’s website.

Effective 7/1/2021, Indiana will no longer require work permits for minor employees. Employers will no longer be required to complete the “Intent to Employ” form, and schools will no longer issue work permits.

Employers will be responsible for maintaining an accurate list of all minor employees. If an employer has four (4) or fewer minor employees, registration will not be required. This registration does not have any impact on the work hour requirements for minors. All employers must still comply with the Teen Work Hour Restrictions.

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If you’d like to contact the Department of Secondary Education, please use the below email addresses:

Melissa Bower, Director of Secondary Education

Wendy Gallagher, Executive Assistant

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