James Island Charter High School


    Due to the COVID-19 School Closure, the JICHS Enrollment Form and official documents for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted via email. Parent/Guardians must complete and submit the enrollment form along with the required documents to jienrollment@gmail.com

    The Deadline to submit the enrollment application is Friday, June 5, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.
    Please submit any questions or concerns to jienrollment@gmail.com.


    Hello Trojans! Aftefyi r much consideration and lots of hopeful wishing, it is with deep sadness that we must announce that we are officially canceling the JICHS 2020 Prom. This decision was made based on a lack of student interest in the Prom Interest Google Form that was sent out, added and more specific safety guidelines given to JICHS from the Gaillard, and the concerns about enforcing proper social distancing with a crowd at a school dance. 

    At this point, JICHS will begin to refund 100% of all prom ticket money to the card we have on file that purchased the tickets. We appreciate your patience while we begin this tedious process. Please contact us about this ONLY if the card on file is no longer working or if you prefer a paper check. 

    However, all is not lost...we will hold a FREE Virtual Prom on Saturday, July 18, 2020 with DJ ESCO spinning music at a public location on James Island. We will go LIVE via Instagram and/or Facebook! We encourage you to get dressed up, take a selfie, tag the JI Virtual Prom Instagram page (Like JICHS.Prom), and enjoy an evening of jams! This will be a night to truly celebrate our JI Seniors and students - we hope that you will tune in! 

    Please stay in touch on our JICHS Website, James Island Charter High School Communication Facebook page, and the JI Prom Instagram page for the most up-to-date information. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Quinn at andrea_quinn@charleston.k12.sc.us


    If you have ANY questions, use the ASK THE LIBRARIAN link below and they will forward your inquiry for you.


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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!