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Clark Advanced Learning Center Celebrates the Class of 2020

Clark Advanced Learning Center Celebrates the Class of 2020

May 21, 2020 Robert Lane

STUART, FL—The Clark Advanced Learning Center Class of 2020 has demonstrated resolve unlike any other to achieve their goals. In celebration, the 91 high school seniors and their families will join a virtual recognition of their accomplishments via a link on Saturday, May 23—the date originally set for their spring commencement. On Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 Clark seniors will participate in a drive-thru celebration at the Clark Advanced Learning Center to receive their diplomas and senior gifts. Plans are in place for an in-person Class of 2020 commencement ceremony on Saturday, July 25, at 9:00 a.m., pending CDC guidelines and recommendations for public health and safety.

Clark Advanced Learning Center staff took a road trip across Martin County Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 to congratulate Clark graduating seniors, hand out yard signs, cap and gown and scholarship certificates in advance of a virtual recognition of graduates on Saturday, May 23, a drive-thru celebration at the Clark on Tuesday, May 26, and Wednesday, May 27 culminating with an in-person commencement ceremony planned for Saturday, July 25 pending CDC guidelines and recommendations for public health and safety.

“Our seniors have certainly risen to the challenge," shares Debbie Kohuth, Clark Advanced Learning Center Principal. "This year, 73% of our graduates have earned Associate degrees from Indian River State College—a record number for any Clark graduating class. We are so proud of this amazing and resilient group of students, and they serve as an inspiration to all future Clark graduates.”

Students participate in a drive-thru celebration at the Clark Advanced Learning Center where they received their diplomas and senior gifts.

Students at Clark Advanced Learning Center gain a head start on college, expertise in the latest technology, and real-world experience gained through internships within the local community. In the past school year, graduates have logged nearly 4,600 hours with 78 local business partners. Clark seniors also engaged in diverse service-learning and community projects, accumulating over 12,000 hours of service throughout their high school years.

Collectively Clark seniors have been offered a total of more than $1.5 million in scholarships. More than $208,000 was awarded in local college scholarships; over $392,000 in Bright Futures Scholarships; and more than $900,000 in scholarship opportunities from various institutional, state and national organizations. Additionally, many seniors received local, state, and national honors and recognition.

About the Clark Advanced Learning Center

Clark Advanced Learning Center—a public charter high school for sophomores, juniors, and seniors—is among the top-scoring Treasure Coast schools based on Florida’s school grading system and among the top 20 high schools in all of Florida. Clark has been designated a Grade "A" school by the State of Florida for 11 consecutive years and is recognized as a High-Performing Charter School and a School of Excellence by the Florida Department of Education. Conveniently located at the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College in Stuart, and organized in partnership with the Martin County School District, Clark students can take full advantage of the resources of a college campus and earn tuition-free college credits through dual enrollment at IRSC.

In 2020, 73 percent of the Clark senior class (66 students) earned Associate degrees from IRSC, enabling them to continue their studies as juniors at the college or university level.  Twenty-nine graduates have elected to attend IRSC in the fall. For more information about Clark Advanced Learning Center, visit or call 772-419-5750.

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