James Island Charter High School


    Due to the COVID-19 School Closure, the JICHS Enrollment Form and official documents for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted via email. Parent/Guardians must complete and submit the enrollment form along with the required documents to jienrollment@gmail.com

    The Deadline to submit the enrollment application is Friday, June 5, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.
    Please submit any questions or concerns to jienrollment@gmail.com.



    FYI James Island Charter High School will be collecting Chromebooks, internet devices, textbooks, library materials, and other classroom-issued supplies beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. 

    The school has scheduled the following time slots for drop off:


    Monday, June 1, 2020, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


    All guests are asked to enter the school’s main entrance and follow posted signs and directions from staff members to the front atrium. We ask that everyone please stay in their vehicle as this will be a drive-thru, drop-off service only.  Any student with personal belongings in lockers will have those items brought to their vehicle by a school staff member. In the event that items are not returned, or are returned with damages, fees will be added to the students’ account in PowerSchool and you will be notified. 

    An alphabetized list of items needing to be returned was shared with students through their school email. If you or your student have questions about a specific item, please reach out to the instructor listed beside that item. 

    Students who would like to pick up their free copy of their JI Reads book will need to ask for it when they drop off materials.  We will have copies there for you! 

    Finally, please visit our school’s website as summer reading assignments are now posted! 


    If you have ANY questions, use the ASK THE LIBRARIAN link below and they will forward your inquiry for you.


    Click here to view the CCSD Updates

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!