James Island Charter High School

School News & Announcements


    Nov Please take a few minutes to review important school updates...contact your child’s guidance counselor or administrator if you have any questions. 


    (Student Handbook pgs. 3-5)

    CCSD and JICHS continue to adjust our operations and practices based on the crises facing our country and our community. The global pandemic coupled with the racial injustices has deeply affected our students, staff, and families. As we reopen the school for the 2020-2021 school year, it is crucial that we redefine our beliefs and expectations for student participation in learning activities and reaffirm our expectations for interactions with staff, students, and activities/behavior that impact the school community. Examples include but are not limited to social media, applications, and virtual platforms (Zoom, CANVAS, WebEX, and Google Suite). 5





    Based on the COVID-19 pandemic, CCSD is offering a variety of instructional experiences for students and families. These opportunities include the following: 

    • Brick-and-Mortar Education (In-Person Instruction) 
    • Distance Education: Hybrid (both in-person instruction and at-home instruction) or CCSD Virtual Academy

    Whichever instructional experience your family has selected, our safety and behavior expectations remain the same. We want to operate to ensure we protect each other, e.g., I wear a mask to protect you, and you wear a mask to protect me. Some of our enhanced safety expectations for students include: social distancing, handwashing, and wearing masks. All students should adhere to the safety guidelines provided. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary actions. CCSD safety expectations for students:   Click to view safety procedures


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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!