James Irwin Charter Academy (JICA) is a charter elementary school (K through 5th grade) that has been approved to open in August, 2013. The school is located at 1801 N. Howard Street, in the former Jefferson Elementary School building. We are excited to have a James Irwin Charter School to serve the many families desiring a James Irwin Charter School education in the School District 11 area!
JICA is chartered through the State's charter authority, the Charter School Institute. Stay tuned to this website for word on information sessions to help families enroll their children at JICA.
JICA will be a Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school with the James Irwin Charter Schools' brand of academic excellence and character development. Key to this excellence is the teaching of Core Knowledge™ using Direct Instruction™. The curriculum and methodology has been successfully used in other James Irwin Charter Schools, and this has been enormously successful in producing high academic performance. This performance has afforded James Irwin Charter Schools the honor of the John Irwin School of Excellence Award in the State of Colorado, meaning they all have measured success that places them in the top 8 percent of schools in the State.
JICA will be a replication of the current James Irwin Charter Elementary School. It will follow the same curriculum, instruction, and structure that the Charter Elementary School has, only in a new location. The choice of School District 11 has been made to provide an opportunity for comparable success for children in an area that serves many children who otherwise would have to travel a great distance to receive a James Irwin Charter School Education.
As a charter school, JICA is tuition free. And as a charter school with fewer restrictions than traditional public schools, we are proud of our private school-quality in a public school setting.
Letter of Intent
If you wish to perhaps enroll your child into James Irwin Charter Academy, click here to complete a letter of intent.