this school is great based on a athletic perspective but academic it is a horrible school, staff is unwilling to compromise at all with a student on any schedule changes unless they find it satisfactory not what the student finds satisfactory, so much for being able to think for yourself as a young adult. I was enrolled in this school and was in the dual enrollment for the technical centers aeronautical program. I dropped out of this school however and joined florida virtual school for my final year due to the assistant principal at this school harassing me during a parent conference meeting. Some of the staff at this school should be thoroughly looked into before being promoted into such placements but that doesn't seem to be that case. However overall, the school itself is a nice scenery but wasn't the scenery for me because of certain individuals and the way they handled things. Students as high school students, have no freedom what so ever, felt like I was being punished every day I attended this school. What would help improve Charlotte high would be staff who understand students better and less elementary school rules for future society leaders.
I was a student at Charlotte High from 2007-2011. Charlotte High has a great Advanced Placement program. They are constantly involved in the community. There are many after school programs and many electives. Yes the year that Charlotte High got a D rating but that year was one of the lower performing class. The next year we were an A school. Port Charlotte High was an A the year Charlotte got a D. And then the next year it flip flopped. I can tell you it is not the teachers downfall in many cases, but lack of participation from students. Charlotte High in 2007 up until 2010 was recovering from Hurricane Charley and I can only assume education was effected. The new school is amazing and has state of the art equipment. There is plenty of enough room for a growing population, and new classes were being introduced when I left. All of the teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful, and the administration is an always present force. Fights happen rarely and are quickly taken care of by the school police and deans. My sister was at Charlotte until 2013, and Charlotte High was making many improvements. I can't wait to see how this school continues to rebuild and grow.
Charlotte High School is now an A school, so think twice before you talk. this is an amazing school. personally, i am a senior at Charlotte, i went to PCHS to take the SAT's, and the teacher i had was horrible, mean in everyway. i knew i wasn't at home there. Charlotte's teachers are very welcoming and amazing. we have such good chemistry between the teachers and students. so now we're an all around great school. great education, great staff, great SPORTS! LETS GO TARPONS! GATA!
Charlotte is a D-school for being Destroyed by Hurricane Charley still being rebuilt after five and a half years.. D for Deplorable conditions like no students in the history of Charlotte County have ever endured: portable facilities, no lockers, getting soaked in rain storms. Detours over a spread out, construction site campus, cause students to lose 60-minutes of teaching each day just getting to class. Yet in 2009, Charlotte High School still leads Charlotte County in the important things: SAT, ACT scores and in Advance Placements (OK athletics too). If a school with a long and proud history, that is the center of a tight-knit, supportive community appeals to you, then come be a Tarpon. Port Charlotte and Lemon Bay also offer fine programs - Please don t judge those schools by individuals who feel the need to go to any site that will have them and trash a neighboring school.
This is a 'D' school anyway you slice it up. There are lots of excuses and made about the numbers, but the fact of the matter is a D is a D. Port Charlotte is an 'A' school for the past two years. They achieved this for a reason. Charlotte's school culture is much more oriented towards athletics. Don't say that it is balanced, it isn't. Think twice before enrolling your child here.
The school is taking way to long to build and the football field cost way to much money but there was a reason it was built first and as you can see if you go to our school that where the old one was in now occupied with other buildings and another construction site.. It also has many activities after school though a lot is directed to sports arent all schools and they have many honors programs for those who are no tinto sports. Also if you are a good student and want to help improve your education you are able to go to the Edison College campus. Which I think is a great opurtunity that not enough students take advantage of.
Truthfully, i think the school focuses way to much on sports and not much on academics. from what i've seen, we have really bright students at the school, but nothing academically is being overviewed or praised. A students wins a rare scholarship in florida (or thee are scholarship oppurunities) and it takes a 5 sec blip on WCHS, but the football team losing against another school takes 2 minutes to show. i don't know, i just think the school could be a bit better in some areas then others.