Signature School, Indiana's first charter high school in 2002, was organized through the support and direction of the Signature Learning Center which later became the Signature School Foundation, Inc. In December 2001, Ms. Snyder, the principal, with a group of teachers submitted a charter seeking conversion status to the Evansville Vanderburgh School Board of Trustees (EVSC). On February 25, 2002 the EVSC approved the charter.
Signature's unique downtown location gives students an independent high school experience. It provides students with easy access to resources and expertise. The school's proximity to the Evansville Civic Center, financial and business institutions, museums, libraries and other community organizations enhances educational opportunities for students. Over the years, the school has become an integral part of the downtown community. The campus has grown to include the Performing Arts Studio and additional classroom, both located in the Victory Theater and the Robert L. Koch II Science Center, completed in 2006.
A public high school, Signature School provides choice to students and parents in Evansville and Southwestern Indiana.
Signature School's curriculum is internationally based with emphasis on fine and performing arts, science, technology, mathematics, and the liberal arts. All Signature courses are written to comply with the Indiana Academic Standards for the appropriate grade level and discipline. External assessment is provided to all students through the Advanced Placement program and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, implemented in 2006. Signature continues to revise and improve its curriculum to meet the demands of the community for a secondary educational opportunity that puts academics first.