James Island Charter High School is beginning its twentieth year of operation as a charter school. Our charter status allows us to expand our curriculum and staffing to become a truly comprehensive high school. Our Program of Studies has been created with our motto of "Achievement for All" in mind. It is designed to provide all students with a wide variety of challenging courses in all curricular areas, including International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Honors, College Preparatory, Dual-Credit, Career and Technical, Teacher Cadet, and Applied Technology courses. Our Freshman Academy concept focuses on a successful transition from middle to high school, starting with our "Trojan Transition Summer Camp" in the summer preceding high school. During the 2021- 2022 school year, our extra-curricular programs and activities, both academic and athletic, earned numerous state awards and recognitions. Additionally, James Island Charter High School is the only high school in the Charleston County School District authorized to offer IB diploma courses and present candidates for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
For the 2022-2023 school year, two new buildings will be opening up for student use, a new Career Technology Education center, and a new Competition Gymnasium. Students at JICHS will have the most up-to-date technology available at their fingertips. These multi-faceted facilities will ensure that our students remain actively engaged and receive top-notch learning experiences and opportunities to reach their fullest potential.
JICHS is a community within itself that offers personal growth opportunities for students, faculty, and community members alike. Our highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff recognize the wide range of student interests, abilities, and aptitudes and provide meaningful educational experiences for all students. JICHS values diversity, and our goal is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen.
We look forward to our close working relationship and continued support with the James Island community we graciously serve.
JICHS is a fully accredited school through AdvancED Accreditation and the South Carolina State Department of Education.
Timothy Thorn, Principal
Melanie Millar, Chairman, JICHS Board of Directors