This past Saturday, the James Irwin boys volleyball Blue team won the CBHSVA 3A State Championship!! The Jags went into Saturday as the #3 seed in the 8 team tournament with a record of 17-3. They defeated Ponderosa’s 2nd team (#6 seed) in the quarterfinals 2-1, and then took care of rival Fountain Valley (#2 seed) in the semifinals 2-1 for the second time in 3 years to advance to the championship match. This set up a rematch with TCA’s Black team (#4 seed) who had defeated the Jags on our home court in Districts just two weeks earlier. The Jags came out this time and controlled the match, winning the State Championship in two straight games to take their first state title, finishing the season with an impressive 20-3 record. Corliss Brekken, Jordan Becker and Matt Fracassini were named to the All-Tournament team.
Read here about one of James Irwin Charter High Schools athlete scholars. Continue reading
James Irwin Charter High School earned Gold Medal distinction, ranking 491 out of over 22,000 high schools in the United States, according to their evaluation criteria. This places James Irwin 15th in the State of Colorado as well. These rankings better last year’s, when JICHS was 644 out of nearly 22,000 high schools nationally (a Silver Medal), and 22 out 374 high schools in the State.
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: Continue reading
Would you be willing to donate a box of snacks for the students to have at their breaks during TCAPs? If you are able to donate, here is a list of suggestions.
- Granola Bars – chewy
- Cereal Bars
- Cheese & Crackers
- Trail Mix (without peanuts)
TCAP is the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program. The State Assessment Program will be transitioning from the previous State Standards to the newly adopted Standards for the next two years. The format and presentation of the tests are the same and your child should not notice any changes. TCAPs are one measure used to assess your child’s performance toward state standards. TCAP helps us identify your child’s learning needs so that we can tailor instruction to ensure that every child is reaching the state standards. Continue reading
James Irwin Charter Schools will open James Irwin Charter STEM Academy in August 2014. STEM education encompasses “double doses” of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math classes, to better prepare students for advanced degrees that demand higher math and science skills.
The Academy will be for 7th through 12th grade, and will be a “Blended Learning” school, designed to have students in the classroom two days a week and online the rest of the time for their education.
Watch our website for more information coming soon!
Check out the next James Irwin Charter School, James Irwin Trade Academy, to open in August 2014. Intended for students with a mind to graduate with a trade skill along with a high school diploma, this unique school will still have James Irwin Charter Schools’ brand of academic excellence and character development. Watch our website for more information coming soon!
James Irwin Charter Schools received unanimous approval for the charter of James Irwin Charter Academy by the Charter School Institute (CSI), the State’s authorizing agency for schools who do not charter through local school districts. With this approval, James Irwin Charter Academy will open an elementary school within Colorado Springs School District 11 come August 2013, in an effort to appeal to families who live within District 11 boundaries. Continue reading
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As you have most likely heard, there has been a horrific school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. This is another sad day in our country. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends affected by this tragedy. Continue reading