Welcome to James Irwin Charter Academy!
James Irwin Charter Academy (JICA) is an award-winning charter elementary school (K through 5th grade) that opened in August, 2013. The school is located at 1801 N. Howard Ave. in the former Jefferson Elementary School building. In its first year of operation, JICA out-performed every single elementary in the Pikes Peak region on its 4th grade TCAP scores!
JICA received the Charter School Institute’s School of Distinction Award in 2015, 2019 and 2020 as well as the Gazette’s Best of the Springs for elementary schools in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Check us out! Our “Performance with Distinction” rating puts us in the top 25 percent of all public schools in Colorado for academics. We’re proud to be one of the Colorado Charter School Institute’s highest performing schools!