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    JICHS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

    The first of its kind at JI! (Inspired by Black History Month and Mental Awareness Week leaders--thank you.)  

    * Weekly Regional Focus (Mexico, Islands, Central America, South America, USA & The World)-- Talk to your students about successful Hispanic/Latinx Americans from each region. (Links provided)
    * Latin Jazz Workshop with our very own Jazz Band and Gino Castillo
    * Speakers (Musician, Pro-Athlete, Lawyer, Author & Wellness Coach, Newspaper Editor)
    * Film Sign-Ups (1-2 per week)
    * 2 Dance Workshops
    * October 14 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with food trucks and DJ Luigi

    The schedule will be each week with the events as there may be some changes.

    Thanks to the Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (H.o.P.e) club students for planning events with Ms. Rivera and Mrs. Quinn since last May. Many thanks to the World Language teachers and Ms. Ballard for their work on this as well :)

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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!