James Island Charter High School


    seal Our Fact and Fee, Device, and Textbook Pickup days will be August 25th-28th. We have also included the JICHS Safe Start Plan that details many of the safety measures and guidelines that JICHS is taking should there be any in-person instruction.

    The JICHS Board of Directors will meet on Monday, August 17, 2020, at 8:00 am via Zoom. At that meeting, the board will vote to determine if JICHS will begin school in a temporary remote instructional model or a hybrid model, AA/BB. 

    If you would like your child to attend school in person/through our hybrid option, no action is necessary at this time.

    If you are interested in the JICHS Virtual Academy and have not completed the JICHS Virtual Academy Enrollment form, you may do so here. We do require verbal confirmation from each student’s parent or legal guardian, so please expect a follow-up phone call from a JICHS staff member. The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 5:00 pm. JICHS plans on customizing our virtual academy to meet the unique needs of our students. All courses in our virtual academy will be taught by JICHS teachers.

    If you are not interested in the JICHS Virtual Academy, please know that CCSD is offering its own Virtual Academy. More information can be found on the CCSD website under “Important Links.” The deadline to apply for this option is Friday, August 14, at 11:59 pm.

    JICHS Virtual Form



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


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!