James Island Charter High School


    Important We’ve had ongoing issues with ILT this year. The overall decline in students’ behavior since the return from COVID is a major concern. We had hoped to add more supervision to address these issues but given the events of today and earlier this week, we need to move to two lunches going forward. It is unfortunate because there are many benefits to ILT like time for academic assistance and club meetings. Our first, and top priority is to ensure a safe learning environment. Going back to a traditional lunch model will allow us to more closely monitor our students during lunch. We will have more additional police on campus for the remainder of the week. 

    Have a nice day. 



    Regular Bell Schedule 

    8:30 - 10:00 Period 1 (90 min)

    10:05 - 11:35 Period 2 (90 min)

    11:40 - 1:55 Period 3 + Lunch* (135 min)

    1st Lunch 11:35-12:15 (40)

    2ndLunch 1:15-1:55 (40)

    2:00 - 3:30         Period 4 (90 min)

     *During Period 3, students and instructors will have 40 minutes plus five minutes of transition time for lunch. 


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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!