Why Choose JICHS?

Our Accomplishments

  • Top 6% of High Schools in the Nation (US News and World Report, 2024)
  • Gold Medal Winner, Ranked 27th in Colorado and 4th in the Colorado Springs Metro (US News and World Report)
  • AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award 2023
  • AP School Honor Roll Bronze Award 2023
  • AP School Honor Roll AP Access Award 2023
  • Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence 2022-2023 Gold Medal
  • Robotics Team Regional Champions 2023-2024
  • Best of the Springs – Best High School 2013, 2016-2021 (The Gazette)

Our Culture

  • Focus on Character Development and a Culture of Respect
  • Required Character & Ethics Semester Course
  • Annual All-School Culture Building Retreat
  • Focus on the Five Character Pillars: Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, and Excellence
  • Positive Classroom Management and Emphasis on Personal Responsibility
  • Culture of Success in Career and Life
  • Safe, Structured, Small-School, Family Atmosphere
  • Dedicated, Qualified, Caring, and Positive Faculty
  • Judicial Committee of Students and Faculty for Behavior Infractions
  • High Level of Behavior Accountability

Our Academics and Teaching

  • High Academic Expectations and Achievement
  • Full-time Teacher-Coaching Program with Over 100 Hours of Faculty Professional Development Each Year
  • Robust Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors Courses
  • ACT prep course
    • Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Course with PPSC
  • College Preparatory Emphasis with Full-Time College Advisors
  • Emphasis on Western Heritage, Citizenship, and Patriotism
  • Tuition-free Public School of Choice
  • A Growing STEM and Computer Science Department

Our Programs

Athletic Programs: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track & Field, and Wrestling

Leadership Opportunities: Student Council, National Honor Society, Link Crew, and more

Extra-curricular Activities: Honor Choir, Jazz Band, Drama Productions