Welcome to Admissions for James Irwin Charter Schools!
Our schools are award-winning, tuition-free public schools of choice and we welcome applications from all across Colorado.
The admissions process for our schools has been implemented with great care and concern for what is best for students and we welcome your questions as you move through the process. It is always our goal to ensure every student is properly placed and set up for success when they begin their journey as a student in our schools.
We encourage you to check your email account often after submitting your application to stay up-to-date on the latest information, RSVP for the required parent information meeting and to keep your contact information current.
Our wait lists can move quickly so please stay encouraged if your student doesn’t have a spot when you submit your application. Our enrollment is based on first-come, first-served, determined by the date/time an application is submitted. As seats become available, parents will be notified through your email.
Additional Eligibility Requirements
- Students must reside within the state of Colorado.
- Kindergartners must be 5 years old by July 1st of the year they want to enter kindergarten.
- First graders must be 6 years old by September 15th of the year they want to enter 1st grade.
- Applicants cannot be graduated from 12th grade and must be under 21 years of age.
- Applicants must not have been expelled from school in the previous 12 months.
Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy
Students shall be considered for admission into JICS without regard to disability, race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services or any other grounds prohibited by law. James Irwin Charter Schools serve students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law.
Because each of our schools operates under a Local Educational Agency (LEA), the LEA must consider whether the special education needs of a student can best be provided through placement at the charter school. Therefore, upon completion of the enrollment process, special education documents will be required during the registration/placement process for review and approval by the IEP team to ensure the student’s needs can be met within the educational setting of the charter school. In most cases, the services required by a student with disabilities can be provided at James Irwin Charter Schools. In some cases, a student’s individual needs require that they be placed at a different program or location as determined by an IEP or Section 504 team.