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    Graduation gownGRADUATION UPDATES

    Our James Island Charter High School 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the North Charleston Coliseum at 11:30 am. Graduates must arrive no later than 10:00 am.  Please inform your counselor if you are not participating in the ceremony. Our ceremony usually lasts for an hour and a half or less.  We do not require tickets for the ceremony. There is plenty of room.  Parking is free.

    If there is a need for a ramp or ASL interpreter, please let Mrs. Childs-Kindred know ASAP.  We will have ADA seating in the coliseum.  When entering the arena, notify an usher and they will direct or escort you to the seating for guests with disabilities.  The family will be able to sit with them.

    To ensure a dignified graduation ceremony we have adopted the following guidelines:

    1.  All debts and obligations, including textbook return must be paid to participate in the graduation ceremony. 

    2.  Students participating in the ceremony will be required to attend the  MANDATORY graduation practice on June 4, 2024, at 3:00 pm at The North Charleston Coliseum.   Candidates for graduation must arrive by 2:15 pm to be seated.  All program participants may elect to come early or stay after to practice their parts for the ceremony.  (Senior Choir Members, Student Body President, Senior Class President, Valedictorian and Salutatorian)

    3.  Cap and gown orders are made directly through Jostens. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, you may purchase them online at  www.lowcountrygrad.com.  Jostens will be on campus on March 25, 2024, to deliver cap and gowns during ILT  in the new gym. 

    On delivery day, if you have an outstanding balance, you may bring cash or a money order (made out to Carroll School Services1) to pay for your items. If you need to pay using a credit or debit card, you will have to call Jostens at 843-884-4311 to pay your balance over the phone.  No checks will be accepted. If you have questions concerning your balance, call Jostens (Carroll School Services) directly at 843-884-4311.

    Carroll School Services

    Address: 1030 Legrand Blvd, Charleston, SC 29492

    If you are not able to pick up your cap and gown on the 25th, you may stop by Mrs. Childs-Kindred's room 142 to pick it up when you return to school.  If you are not on campus due to dual credit or attend Early College, a parent may pick up your items.  They would need to check in through the front atrium and then drive around to the new gym.

    4.  Appropriate dress is required.

    - Dress or a blouse with a dress skirt (Hem may not be visible below the graduation gown), neckline should be completely covered by the graduation gown. Black dress shoes (no athletic footwear or flip flop type shoes).  We strictly adhere to these rules.  They are not suggestions. Note: Jack Rogers sandals are acceptable as long as they are black or a dark color.  If wearing wedges, the top of the shoe should be black.  


    - Dress pants (no denim/jeans or athletic pants; black or dark color required), collared dress shirt with a tie (neck tie/bow tie), black, dark blue, or brown dress shoes with dark socks, loafers or cowboy boots. (No athletic footwear, XTRATUF Boots, Crocs, sandals or flip flops) – NO T-SHIRTS or polo-style pullovers.  If wearing khakis, they must be dark blue or black. 

    c.  Sunglasses, headgear, flip-flops, and tennis shoes are not permitted. 

    d.  You are allowed to decorate the top of your cap. Cap decorations must be limited to the flat surface of the cap and 2D.  No electric or digital displays are allowed. No derogatory language, symbols, or graphics may be displayed on the cap.

    5.  Unacceptable behavior during the graduation ceremony or failure to comply with appropriate dress requirements will result in removal from the ceremony.

    We request that you review these guidelines. The guidelines represent a contractual agreement regarding appropriate behavior and dress. We look forward to a dignified ceremony that allows graduates and their families to hear names as they are called. To ensure proper decorum, we have asked the Coliseum Staff and the North Charleston Police Department to intervene in excessive demonstrations by our guests such as in the case of noise-making devices, and balloons which are banned. We are sure you understand the nature of our request and will honor it on that day.

    We are looking forward to a wonderful ceremony!  Any questions or concerns should be directed to Angela Childs-Kindred, Graduation Coordinator, at angela_childskindr.c@charleston.k12.sc.us.


    For any additional questions, please see Mrs. Childs-Kindred in Room 142 or at angela_childskindr.c@charleston.k12.sc.us.



  • Mark your Calendars

    Upcoming dates to remember:


    March 25, 2024
    New Gym



    June 4, 2024
    3:00  pm
    North Charleston Coliseum


    Saturday, June 8, 2023
    11:30 am
    North Charleston Coliseum