James Irwin Charter Elementary School
The Elementary School at James Irwin consists of grades K through 5. It is located on the south east part of Colorado Springs on the same campus as the Middle and High School.
James Irwin Charter Academy, hopefully opening in August, 2013, will replicate James Irwin Charter Elementary School, using Direct Instruction. Click here to see JICES students and Direct Instruction in action, in a video promoting JICA.
Latest Elementary News & Announcements
Another Informational Meeting for James Irwin Charter Academy posted April 29, 2013
Due to popular demand, another informational meeting for James Irwin Charter Academy has been scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. at Northeast Bible Chapel, 1722 McArthur Ave. No rsvp needed. Come and learn about the plans for the new elementary school, and tell your friends who are looking for a James Irwin Charter School education in District 11.
James Irwin Charter Academy Information Meetings posted March 20, 2013
James Irwin Charter Academy, a K-5 school replicating the James Irwin Charter Elementary School, will be opening this August 2013, at the former Jefferson Elementary School in District 11. JICA is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents who would like to know more about this school are encouraged to attend an information meeting. Listed are the informational meetings, dates, locations, and times: Read the full post »
Parents! Tell us what you think! Survey to arrive on April 2nd. posted March 15, 2013
Parents are alerted that the annual Parent survey will be distributed on April 2. This is your chance to voice your opinions and affect how your child’s school runs. Surveys will be available for completion through April 14.
JICS will use Infinite Campus to distribute the surveys to parents. If you do not have an account with Infinite Campus, it is easy to set up and convenient to have! Please contact your child’s school to get an account today, so you can be ready to take our survey when the time comes.
More reminders will be coming in the future. Be watching your in boxes!
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the James Irwin Charter Elementary School is to help guide and motivate students in the development of their character and academic potential through academically rigorous, content-rich educational programs.
JICES will build the curricular resources that support the DI (Direct Instruction) groups and Core Knowledge (CK) sequence to meet an enrollment of 515 students. JICES will meet AYP and CSAP goals in Grades 3-5.
These curricula will allow for the dynamic, flexible instructional grouping we need in the basic skills (reading, math, spelling), and will support and accelerate mastery learning in all subjects.