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K-5
Public charter
Colorado Springs, CO
Students enrolled: 200
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1801 Howard Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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(719) 302-9100
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November 21, 2014
I am consistently impressed with the curriculum and how it is taught to my daughter. She is challenged without being overwhelmed. The teachers are fantastic and communicate well with me. I love that there are two teachers in every classroom.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
I'm a former homeschooling mother who is in love with this school! I searched long and hard to find the right school for my children, and James Irwin Charter Academy has exceeded all of my expectations. JICA truly puts character first, partnering with parents to raise mature, responsible individuals. The curriculum is quite rigorous, but the staff ensures every child rises to the occasion. Kindergartners recite the preamble to the constitution and the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, while also being able to name all 50 state capitals. These high standards continue as children rise through the grades. My nine year old wakes up every morning excited to go to school. I recommend JICA to every parent I know.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
I feel strongly about the quality of education and compasssion that is exhibited at James Irwin. I have never felt that the staff and administration have ever been anything but 100% invested in making sure my child is given the best education possible. As said previously, they have an open door policy and are there to answer any questions or concerns that arise. My child hasn't always been the perfect student, but rather than make him (or me for that matter) feel bad about that, they have come up with positive strategies to ensure that he still gets the education he deserves. Also, the total lack of tolerance for any kind of bullying makes me feel a sense of peace knowing that my son is going somewhere that it isn't tolerated and will be safe...especially in this day and age when it has become such a huge problem. In summary, I would 110% endorse this school and recommend it to anyone that cares about the education they wish there child to receive.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
There are to many good things to say about this school! The school believes in their students, allowing kids to be kids; at the same time keeping high standards as they teach the kids both by encouragement and example respectable character traits. My special needs child excels under the influence of on-purpose involved teachers. There is open communication between teachers and parents, and the administration are warm and welcoming and very approachable. Very professional staff. They treat the student as an individual and encourage good healthy relationships between the students. They have a zero tolerance policy for bullying and they use everything as an opportunity to teach instead of demean. The school has an open door open chair policy and always welcome parents and friends to attend a class. Nothing the teachers do with the students is hidden or closed to parents. You could not ask for better partnership in advocating for the individual students. The staff work for what's best for the students, and truly care about the well being of each child. This school does not see the student as a test score or a label, but as a remarkable individual with unlimited potential.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
James Irwin Charter Academy staff work hard to be excellent partners and to demonstrate respect to all of its students and families. Sadly, a situation presented itself, and there was a disagreement between the school and family, as to how it should be handled: this complaint is a result of that. Unfortunately, this report is filled with a number of inaccuracies; we deeply regret the unfortunate misunderstanding with the family. CWill, JICA Principal

- submitted by a teacher
April 21, 2014
I too have had negative experiences from this school, they called the "Authorites" because my son wasn't picked up when I said he would be, also within the last month instead of talking to us about the situation they called DHS on us saying our form of discipline was to extreme. Spanking doesnt work on my ADHD child so he does pushups, wall sits and stands on the wall. The principal was arguing with me over the phone and the staff has become VERY rude and unprofessional. My children have even come home saying the school doesnt like me and my boyfriend so obviously they talk about other peoples issues to EVERYONE. I too have had issues with tattoos and the staff, they now act like they are better then me and look down their nose at me especially the principal. Really seems like they are not worried about the children and want to be the "BEST" school around. Character traits are supposed to be being taught, and they are going back on what they've done/said saying they never did or said any of it. My children will NOT be going back next year.

- submitted by a parent
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James Irwin Charter Academy
1801 Howard Ave, Colorado Springs, CO  80909
(719) 302-9100
Last modified James Irwin Charter Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-5
James Irwin Charter Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top