Dear Educator,

I would like to extend a warm welcome and express my joy for your interest in James Irwin Charter High School. We have an incredible faculty and staff whose goal each day is to deliver the best college prep education along the Front Range of Colorado. Our average graduation rate is 97% with 92% of graduating seniors enrolling immediately into college. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, JICHS was awarded a Gold Medal distinction by U.S. News & World Report for being in the top 500 schools in the nation out of 21,000 high schools. JICHS continues to be ranked amongst the top 8% of schools in the state for academic performance and the top 3% of high schools in the nation. In addition, JICHS was ranked 11th (2016),  8th (2015), 13th (2014) and 15th (2013) out of nearly 450 public high schools in Colorado.

Be assured, we are not resting on these humbling accolades. We continue striving to improve our programs so that all students may reach their fullest potential. To ensure we stay at the top of our game, JICHS is seeking individuals who want to belong to a community of dedicated, passionate educators. Your talent and our commitment to character development and academic excellence can be a powerful force in preparing students for success, not only in college and career, but for life.

One of the tremendous benefits of working at James Irwin Charter High School is living where others vacation! Colorado Springs and the surrounding Front Range areas are incredibly beautiful and full of magnificent recreational opportunities. My family and I moved from Florida to Colorado Springs in 2006, and we have never looked back. With nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, you will absolutely love all the great things you can do within minutes of your home.

I invite you to explore the below links and e-mail or call me if you have any questions about employment with James Irwin Charter High School. Wherever your career path leads you, may you be blessed in your search and find a place where your gift of teaching will positively impact students and the communities in which they live!

With warmest regards,

Alex Marquez, Principal
719-302-9020
alex.marquez@jamesirwin.org

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