James Island Charter High School

James Island Charter High School School Choice Video

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    Click here to view the school choice video in Spanish

    School Choice CCSD’s School Choice application window launches January 26

    Charleston County School District (CCSD) will open its School Choice application process for the 2021-2022 school year on January 26, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. The window will close on February 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.  Each school-aged child in Charleston County is assigned to a neighborhood school based on grade level and home address. In addition to neighborhood schools, CCSD offers specialized programs, magnets, and charter schools to which students can apply.

    A Virtual Choice Fair will be held so that families can learn more about what School Choice means for you and your child. The Virtual Fair will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., online via Zoom with James Island Charter High School. We will host three virtual sessions during this time frame. Pre-registration is required.  Click the registration icon to reserve your space.

    For more information, please visit CCSD’s expanded School Choice website (with resources available in English and in Spanish) at www.ccsdschools.com/schoolchoice where video tours, frequently asked questions, and the online application have been made available for parents to engage in the process using digital resources. Parents requiring additional information can call the School Choice office at 843-937-6582. Paper applications will be made available upon request.

  • Schedule Change
    Schedule change requests for S2 are now being accepted via Google Forms.  The JICHS Master Schedule has been built to accommodate Hybrid and Virtual Academy learning based on students' course requests. With S2 sections and class maximums in place, availability for courses is limited.  If your schedule is changed, you will receive a modified schedule via your JICHS email.

    **Completion of this form does NOT guarantee that your schedule will be changed.**

    Course Drop/Add requests will not be accepted after January 27, 2021 at 5pm.

    *Protocols for drop/add for Dual Enrollment courses still must be followed.  See your counselor for specifics.

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!