Welcome to James Irwin Charter High School! We are honored you made a visit to our website today. JICHS has a host of opportunities for students to develop their character and achieve academic success in an environment that is safe, nurturing, and exciting.
For the last four years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked JICHS as one of the top 15 high schools in the State of Colorado for academic excellence. We have also consistently received the John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award from the Colorado Department of Education for being in the top 8% of all schools in Colorado. JICHS has received the Gold Medal (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) for being one of the top schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report and we were designated one of “America’s Top High Schools” by Newsweek Magazine. The Washington Post has named JICHS as one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” every year since 2011. The Gazette awarded JICHS with the “Reader’s Choice Silver Award” in 2013, 2016 and 2017. In addition, several of our sports and extra-curricular programs have achieved success in play-offs or festivals. Obviously, achievements and accolades in and of themselves are not what make JICHS the right choice for you. They are mentioned here so you can have confidence that our faculty, staff and administration do everything in their power to create an outstanding program for our students.
JICHS has become one of Colorado’s top schools of choice simply because of its people. The people of JICHS bring authenticity to a life well-lived and are passionate about seeing each student reach their fullest potential. Talented faculty and staff members create a fun and respectful setting where we can pursue our mission of providing students the best in academic and character education in an environment of meaningful community activities.
If you have any questions or need more information, our office staff is ready to get you the answers you need to begin your JICHS journey.