The philosophy of James Island Charter High School is based on the foundation that our school provides a safe
and nurturing environment for the intellectual, social, and physical development of our students. Our goal is to
educate each student to become a productive, critical thinking, and responsible citizen. To accomplish this goal,
we strive to provide academically challenging instructional programs that meet the needs of our diverse student
population. We also ensure that those programs are taught by a highly qualified and dedicated staff.
Our charter status has allowed us to expand our curriculum and staffing to provide additional educational
opportunities. To this end, the JICHS Board of Directors authorized innovative programs such as the “We Care
Alternative Program”, continued support of Charleston County’s only International Baccalaureate Program, after
school and Saturday review sessions for End-of-Course and HSAP Exams, SAT preparation courses for Juniors
and Seniors, a new Industrial Technology classroom and a state of the art driver’s education simulator. JICHS
continues to be a fully-accredited school through The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
and the SC State Department of Education. Our school also received certification for Project Lead the Way, a
nationally recognized pre-engineering program. JICHS provides a relevant multilevel program of study coupled
with activities that enable our students to develop social, political, and economic competence.
The faculty and staff recognize and applaud the diversity of student interests, abilities, and aptitudes and accept
the challenge of providing a meaningful educational experience for all students.
JICHS is a community within itself that offers personal growth for parents, students, faculty, and community
alike. We appreciate your support in the past and look forward to your continued support in making
improvements and sustaining a closer working relationship with the community it happily serves.