James Island Charter High School


    UpdateBeginning Thursday, May 13, 2021, parents/legal guardians may submit an official DHEC waiver form to the school that allows their students to opt out of the requirement to wear a facemask at school. The official DHEC waiver form is the only acceptable document for opt-out. A separate form must be completed for each child and presented to the school prior to the waiver taking effect. The form can be accessed from the CCSD website homepage OR below.
    CCSD Policy ADD remains in effect for employees and students (except students whose parents have completed and submitted the DHEC waiver form). Additionally, ALL students are still required to wear a face mask on school buses.
    Tomorrow morning we will be asking all students that do not come with a hard copy of the DHEC opt out form or a digitally accessible copy of the DHEC opt out form to put on a mask. Unfortunately, we are not able to screen emails for forms prior to the start of the school day. Parents may email DHEC forms to their student’s admin for processing later in the day. Our main priority tomorrow morning is a safe and orderly start to our school day.




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  • Welcome from Mr. Thorn, JICHS Principal

    Mr. Thorn Welcome to James Island Charter High School (JICHS) where our mission is to develop confident, responsible, lifelong, and college-career ready learners who can excel in society by means of an innovative and diverse curriculum in a safe and enriching environment. We are a large, comprehensive high school that offers Career-Technical Education certification possibilities, 22 varsity sports teams outstanding Fine Arts programs, and numerous advanced coursework options, often providing opportunities for earning college-level credits. In fact, the focus of our unique charter is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program -- we are the only high school in Charleston County that offers a full IB Diploma Program. This inclusive program sets a  standard that prepares students to be successful global citizens. JICHS continues to rank among the top public high schools in our region, state, and beyond. Outstanding performances and accomplishments in music, art, and athletics complement our number one mission: academic achievement!