Welcome to James Irwin Charter Schools’ new website. Thank you for visiting this site; our hope is that you will easily navigate and find the information you need.

James Irwin Charter Schools (JICS) is a collaborative with a proven track record of creating successful schools with superior academic achievement for students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. Presently, it has four award-winning schools and plans to add a fifth school, Power Technical Early College, in August of 2016.

  • This year, US News and World Report rated 15-year old James Irwin Charter High School as the 8th best high school in Colorado.
  • James Irwin Charter Middle School serves as a national role model for successful implementation of single-sex classrooms.
  • James Irwin Charter Elementary School has established a 10-year legacy of academic excellence by consistently having over 90% of the students score proficient or above in math, reading and especially writing on the CSAP/TCAP tests.
  • Our newest elementary school, James Irwin Charter Academy, had the highest 4th grade TCAP scores in math, reading and writing of all southern Colorado schools in its start-up year.
  • Our elementary schools and middle school were named the Gazette’s Best of the Springs for 2015.

JICS October 1, 2015 enrollments are shown below:

School # of Students
James Irwin Charter Elementary School 540
James Irwin Charter Middle School 448
James Irwin Charter High School 422
James Irwin Charter Academy 312
Total 1,722

Even more important than academic excellence is our commitment to character development. All schools share a similar culture that focuses on 5 “pillars” of character:   Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Excellence

James Irwin has a wide range of extracurricular activities throughout its schools. Please note the details on how to get your child involved in the various activities that are offered.

Thanks for your interest and support of James Irwin Charter Schools.

Jonathan Berg
Chief Executive Officer