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JICHS Pre-IB and IB Program Information

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Interested students can still submit an application.   The application as well as other information can be found under resources


 
Thank you for your interest in our program!

James Island Charter High School is the only school in Charleston County authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and provides students throughout CCSD an opportunity to participate in an internationally recognized academic program.  Students earning an IB Diploma are competitive for scholarships and impress college admissions counselors due to their commitment to high academic standards. 

The IB program does not start until 11th and 12th grade.  Students in 9th and 10th grade enroll in JICHS' Pre-IB Program.  Ninth and tenth grade students take honors courses in all areas available and complete the third level of their world language by the end of the tenth grade.

JICHS offers a varied IB curriculum with options for students who focus on the humanities, math and science or both.  The beauty of the IB Diploma’s curriculum is that, regardless of curricular focus, students are exposed to a rigorous, internationally recognized curriculum in all disciplines.  Students earning an IB Diploma demonstrate critical thinking skills in all academic areas and statistically perform better in college than students taking other advanced programs in high school. 

Students enrolled in the program are required to complete an extended essay (EE), a theory of knowledge course (TOK), and creativity, action, and service hours (CAS).  These three essential parts of the IB Diploma contribute to the lifelong learner that emerges when students participate in the IB Program and add to colleges considering the IB Diploma the most rigorous high school program available. 

Our strong tradition of academic excellence prepares students for college and beyond.  Please visit our resources section to see what some of our former students have to say about our program, locate the application, and find program information.

Thank you for your interest in our program.  Please contact me with any questions.

Jennifer Smillie, IB Coordinator/IB Counselor 
843-762-5209
jennifer_smillie@charleston.k12.sc.us

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