Why Choose JICHS?

  • Top 13% of High Schools in the Nation (US News and World Report, 2020)
  • Gold Medal Winner, Ranked in the Top 500 High Schools in the Nation 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (US News and World Report)
  • America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2011-2017 (The Washington Post)
  • Best of the Springs – Best High School 2013, 2016-2021 (The Gazette)
  • Focus on Character Development and a Culture of Respect
  • Annual Overnight All-School Retreat to Frontier Ranch
  • Required Character & Ethics Semester Course
  • Focus on the Five Character Pillars: Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, and Excellence
  • House System to Promote Student Community and Accountability
  • Judicial Committee of Students and Faculty for Behavior Infractions
  • Positive Classroom Management
  • Emphasis on Personal Responsibility
  • Modest Dress Code
  • Campus-wide Video Cameras for Behavior Accountability
  • Full-time Teacher-Coaching Program with Over 100 Hours of Faculty Professional Development Each Year
  • High Academic Expectations and Achievement
  • Culture of Success in Career and Life
  • College Preparatory Emphasis with Full-Time College Counselors
  • Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Courses with Pikes Peak Community College
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors Courses
  • Safe, Structured, Small-School, Family Atmosphere
  • Emphasis on Western Heritage, Citizenship, and Patriotism
  • Dedicated, Qualified, Caring, and Positive Faculty
  • Tuition-free Public School of Choice
  • Band, Choir, Art, Digital Design, Foreign Language, Photo-journalism, Computers, Speech & Logic, Anatomy, P.E. Courses, and Much More
  • Athletic Programs: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track & Field, and Wrestling
  • Extra-curricular Activities: Concerts, Charity Fundraisers, Field Day, Clubs, Community Service Opportunities, Dances, Diploma of Distinction, Drama, Graduation, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society, Spirit Weeks, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, and More