James Irwin Charter Schools ("JICS") is a Charter Management Organization ("CMO"), a nonprofit that was formed to administratively support James Irwin Charter High School, James Irwin Charter Middle School, James Irwin Charter Elementary School, as well as new schools embracing our culture, performance, and mission.
CMOs are typically nonprofit entities that start and manage new charter schools. By centralizing and sharing certain functions and resources across schools, CMOs aim to enhance school performance and student outcomes, achieve greater efficiency, and expand and sustain schools. With continued growth, JICS hopes to support more schools in the future with its brand of excellence in administrative care, spreading the founders' mission "to help guide students in the development of their character and academic potential through academically rigorous, content-rich educational programs."
JICS provides the following administrative functions for the schools:
Our Board of Directors is comprised of a combination of parents, school officials, charter school advocates, and other community leaders. This board governs the activities of the CMO, while the schools have their own board to help govern their activities.
It is the vision of James Irwin Charter Schools that all students can benefit from a rigorous college preparatory program that challenges them to achieve their academic potential. Further, students will be encouraged to recognize and value scholarship and character. We will provide an environment in which students are known respected and valued as individuals of potential and promise. Through a sound curriculum based on the great ideas and values of our Western Heritage, students will be prepared to become active and responsible members of the community.
The mission of James Irwin Charter Schools is to help guide students in the development of their character and academic potential through academically rigorous, content-rich educational programs.
James Irwin was the 8th man to walk on the moon. He, along with Commander David Scott and Command Pilot Alfred Worden, comprised the Apollo 15 Mission Crew. Irwin piloted the lunar module that descended to the surface of the moon and into the history books.