Our Education committee's core philosophy
We believe educational excellence is vital to maintaining a successful community. The focus of the education committee is to ensure that thriving and inclusive public-school options exist for every child on Johns Island. To accomplish this, JICA shall bring stakeholders together to actively influence the Charleston County School District to deliver high-quality education.
Shared Future Project
JICA Education Committee Chair Michelle Faust joined the Shared Future Project, a diverse team of nearly 30 community members and Charleston County School District staff, to come together to co-create a set of four scenarios about the future of education in Charleston County. This community effort is called the Charleston Shared Future project.
Together, they came up with an understanding of the current educational system in Charleston County and then imagined what the future could hold, creating scenarios and recommendations along the way. Check out the video and the report below to find out more.
Education information & updates
Stay up-to-date in District 9: Check out the D9 website for more information
Dangerous Intersection Alert: JICA has received feedback about the intersection at Main Road and Chisolm Road. Families attending St. Johns High School and Angel Oak Elementary School have to navigate this dangerous intersection each day. We are working with the City of Charleston to evaluate a solution.
Education Town Hall Follow Up: In July, JICA helped facilitate an Education Town Hall meeting with CCSD. There was a GREAT turn out and we wanted to pass along all of the answers to questions that were submitted. Click here to review the Q & A.
Elementary Math & Science Curriculum: The District 9 (D9) Education Committee recommended for the 2018‐2019 School Year that CCSD implement a Math and Science Curriculum at an elementary school within D9. Mt. Zion Elementary School Principal, Deborah Fordham, has initiated a school tour in the upstate that aligns with this D9 recommendation. Principal Fordham, members of the CCSD staff, parents, and community members will visit A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering in Greenville on October 5th. A. J. Whittenberg is the first elementary school in South Carolina with a school-wide engineering curriculum and one of the most technologically advanced elementary school in Greenville County. To read more about A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering, click here.
Community Conversation: The Future of Education
January 29, 2019 | 6-8 pm | St. Johns High
What will education look like in 2035?
A diverse team of nearly 30 community members, along with Charleston County School District staff, have come together to co-create a set of four scenarios about the future of education in Charleston County. This community effort is called the Charleston Shared Future project.
If you want to learn more about these scenarios or have questions about the project, stop by St. Johns High School to speak with members of the project team. All adults are welcome and students in grades 9-12 can also join!
To RSVP, please visit this website:
October 5, 2018 | 6 pm | Johns Island Public Library
The District 9 (D9) Education Committee recommended for the 2018‐2019 School Year that CCSD implement a certified Montessori curriculum at a D9 elementary school. Come get an update and show your support for a Montessori curriculum at Frierson Elementary School for the next school year.
If you are interested in learning more and participating in the process and cannot attend this meeting, please contact our Education Chair:
October 3, 2018 | 4:30 pm | Haut Gap Middle School
Charleston County School District Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait has scheduled “Open Office Hours” to connect with parents and the community.
Friday, September 29, 2018
3:30 PM - Homecoming Parade starting at Haut Gap Middle School, followed by tailgating
7:30 PM - Game Time
Tickets are on sale at St. Johns High School in the main office.
Attention Islanders: this week is Homecoming!
While the match-up between the Military Magnet and the Mighty Islanders is the main draw… students, parents and community members are invited to participate in Homecoming activities.