James Island Charter High School


    fyi The JICHS Board of Directors voted to follow the CCSD Safe School Restart Plan that was approved by the state department. The first day of school will be September 8, 2020. We apologize for the technical difficulties that occurred at the last board meeting. Having multiple remote devices on Zoom in the same room caused communication issues. The next JICHS Board of Directors meeting is on August 17, 2020, at 8:00, am via Zoom. At that meeting, the board will review the health metrics from DHEC and the recommendations from local medical experts (doctors from DHEC and MUSC) and vote how JICHS will start the school year, either in a temporary remote start and in a hybrid model (AA/BB).     


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    JICHS Virtual Academy Form


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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!