Q. How do I begin the admissions process to James Irwin Charter Schools?
A. The first step in the admissions process is to complete an application. This will put your student on the wait list. For more information, please visit the Apply Here page under Admissions.
Q. When is the application deadline?
A. While we accept applications year round, for your student to be included in the lottery, your application must be received by the Admissions office no later than January 31st of the year you want to enroll your student.
Q. What if I submit my application after January 31st?
Applications received after January 31st will be included in the post-lottery wait list based on the date and time received.
Q. Do you have to pay tuition to attend JICS?
A. James Irwin Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools. There is an annual student fee at each school to help cover the cost of supplies, lockers, student planners, and technology.
Q. Does my family need to live in a certain district to attend JICS?
A. Admission to our schools is not limited by school district boundaries and we attract students from all over the Pikes Peak Region and Front Range including students from as far away as Pueblo, Divide/Woodland Park, Calhan, Monument and even Denver.
Q. Are uniforms required?
A. Uniforms are required at JICES, JICA and JICMS. A modest dress code is required at JICHS and PTEC. For detailed information, please see the pages for each school.
Q. What are the schools’ hours?
A. JICHS – Monday – Thursday school starts at 7:45a.m. and dismisses at 3:30p.m. On Friday school starts at 7:45a.m. and dismisses at 1:30p.m.
JICMS – Monday – Thursday school starts at 7:45a.m. and dismisses at 3:30p.m. On Friday school starts at 7:45a.m. and dismisses at 1:30p.m.
JICES and JICA – Monday – Thursday school starts at 8:00a.m. and dismisses at 3:30p.m. On Friday school starts at 8:00a.m. and dismisses at 1:30p.m.
PTEC – School starts a 7:30a.m. and dismisses at 3:45p.m.
Q. Is testing required to come to JICS?
A. Placement tests are given to students in grades 1-12 to ensure they are placed in the appropriate level to be challenged and successful. These are not entrance exams. They are used to ensure appropriate grade and course placement for your student. If your student’s academic ability is different than the grade level expectations for our schools, they would need to be placed on the wait list for the appropriate grade. For students transferring into grades 10-12 at JICHS, the number of credits earned will determine grade-level placement while the placement tests and previous high school course work determine the course level placements and anticipated graduation year based on our JICHS Graduation Requirements.
Q. Are AP classes offered at JICHS?
A. Yes, JICHS offers many AP courses in several subject areas. Please see the JICHS Course Description Book for complete information on all our course offerings.
Q. Do your schools offer sports?
A. Yes, a wide variety of sports are offered at our schools. Please contact your school of choice for detailed information.