James Island Charter High School

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    What is School Choice? 

    Each school-aged child in Charleston County is assigned to a neighborhood school based on grade level and home address. In addition, CCSD offers specialized programs, magnets, and charter schools to which students can apply.

    If wish to learn more, click the following link for more information.  CCSD School Choice

    What is the Virtual School Choice Fair?

    A virtual Choice Fair will be held on January 28, 2023, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. All choice schools will be sharing information about their schools and providing parents an opportunity to virtually meet the principal and ask questions. To attend, you must register.

    Click the following link to register for our JICHS Virtual School Choice Fair.  JICHS Virtual Fair Parent Registration Link



School News & Announcements


  • 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!