fountain-pens-865998_640Welcome to Admissions for James Irwin Charter Schools.  Our schools are award-winning, tuition-free public schools of choice and we welcome applications from all across Colorado.

The admissions process for our schools has multiple steps and we recognize and appreciate that this may be a  new experience for you.  These steps have been implemented with great care and concern for what is best for students and we welcome your questions as you move through the process.  It is always our goal to ensure every student is properly placed and set up for success when they begin their journey as a student in our schools.

One of the steps that may be a new experience is the Lottery.   Every year, the number of students completing applications exceeds the available spaces for most of our grades and schools.  When that happens, a lottery is conducted each year in February to prioritize the wait list.  These lotteries are held for each campus as needed.  Please see the Lottery page of this website for further information about this process.

We encourage you to check your SchoolMint account often after submitting your application to stay up-to-date on the latest information, RSVP for  the required parent information meeting and to keep your contact information current.

Our wait lists can move quickly so please stay encouraged if your student doesn’t have a spot on the day of the Lottery or when you submit your application.

Additional Eligibility Requirements –
Students must reside within the state of Colorado.
Kindergartners must be 5 years old by July 1st of the year they want to enter kindergarten.
First graders must be 6 years old by September 15th of the year they want to enter 1st grade.

Applicants cannot be graduated from 12th grade and must be under 21 years of age.
Applicants must not have been expelled from school in the previous 12 months.

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy
Students shall be considered for admission into JICS without regard to disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services.

Because each of our schools operates under a Local Educational Agency (LEA), the LEA must consider whether the special education needs of a student can best be provided through placement at the charter school.   Therefore, upon completion of the enrollment process, special education documents will be required during the registration/placement process for review and approval by the IEP team to ensure the student’s needs can be met within the educational setting of the charter school.