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James Island Charter High School unveils new CTE and gym spaces



Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to  unveil a new Career and Technology Education (CTE) building and  competition gymnasium on the James Island Charter High School Campus. 

The $24.9 million project was completed by M.B. Kahn Construction. The  two projects totaled 58,132 square feet and was designed by Quackenbush  Architects and Clancy + Wells Architects. 

“These additions will meet the needs of today’s students by providing state of-the-art classrooms, labs, and athletic facilities that will support new and  existing programs,” said Principal Timothy Thorn.  

The CTE space will serve nearly three hundred students and provide areas  of study in Building Construction Management, Culinary Arts, Health  Sciences, Engineering, and Information Technology. 

The gym, named Millie Kennedy Gymnasium, will be able to accommodate  approximately 1,900 patrons. The building also has an athletic hall of fame,  a school store, an additional weight room, and a Sports Medicine  classroom/lab. 

A project-designed sound system and jumbo JICHS Trojan graphics make  this highly professional educational facility stand out, added Jasmeen Shaw,  Executive Director of Capital Programs. 

For more information, contact the Division of Strategy and Communications  at (843) 937-6303 or the school at (843) 762-2754.