James Irwin Charter Schools is named for Apollo 15 astronaut James Benson Irwin, who lived in Colorado Springs until his death in 1991. The mission of James Irwin Charter Schools is to help guide students in the development of their character and academic potential through academically rigorous, content-rich educational programs.
Our schools have been recognized nationally, statewide and locally for academic excellence and achievement. Beginning with our academic “College Kindergarten” and culminating in our rigorous, college-preparatory high school, the schools’ mission and passion are to provide the highest quality education while developing the character of its students.
James Irwin Charter Schools currently has five schools on three different campuses opening its fifth school, Power Technical (PTEC), in the fall of 2016. This grades 6-14 trade school is for students interested in construction, manufacturing or engineering. Through a partnership with Pikes Peak Community College, El Paso County School District 49, the Housing and Building Association and multiple manufacturers, PTEC will pay the students’ tuition to earn an Associate’s Degree in a skilled trade. PTEC is now enrolling students in grades 6 – 10 for the 2019-20 school year. Please call 301-6200 for more information.