West Ashley (Bi-Lo & Walmart) Magnet Bus Application 2017-18 School Year

Greetings!

Per South Carolina Code of Laws and the James Island Charter High School By-Laws, James Island Charter High School is only required to transport students who are assigned to Attendance Zone 3, which is James Island and Folly Beach. Transportation for open enrollment students is the responsibility of the parents or guardians.

HOWEVER, the JICHS Board of Directors has approved funding for the Magnet Bus Service for the 2017-18 school year. The Magnet Bus Service will again send two buses to Johns Island and two buses to West Ashley. Each bus has a capacity of 43 students. Historically, the Magnet buses operate at capacity - so, in the event more students request the service than the buses can accommodate, the following criteria will used to select students:

Preference will be given to students based on their grade level (12th, 11th, 10th, then 9th). Once we reach a grade level where demand exceeds capacity, we will conduct a lottery within that grade level for the remaining seats. Students not selected during the lottery will be added to a wait list in the order in which they were selected.

If demand does not exceed capacity, then we will not conduct a lottery. Furthermore, any remaining seats at that time will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

In an effort to provide quick feedback to our families so that they can make best educational decision for their child, the deadline for the Magnet Bus Application will be June 9th, 2017 at 3:00 pm. We hope to provide feedback to those that apply for this service by June 15th, 2017 via the email addresses provided below. If email is not an option, then you may contact the main office during regular business hours at 843-762- 2756. Cost for the Magnet Bus Service will be $100 per semester or $200 for the entire school year (see below for more details). Payment will be accepted starting on August 3rd, 2017 and must be submitted by August 8th, 2017 (Fact and Fee Week). Otherwise, you risk losing your seat and being added to the wait list. Remember, riding on this bus is a privilege. Students who violate the JICHS Student Code of Conduct may be dismissed from this service. NO MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED IN THE CASE OF DISCIPLINARY DISMISSALS. Also, because the Magnet Bus Service operates at capacity, students are not permitted to switch from one bus to another. Students are expected to arrive at their bus stops 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.

Please visit the James Island Charter High School website for the most up-to-date bus stops and times. Your information will be provided to the bus driver in order to ensure that only registered students ride on the bus. As part our bus service with SchoolWheels Direct, your child’s school ID card must be scanned as they enter the bus. SchoolWheels Direct provides a modernized school bus fleet with state-of-the-art technology and safety features.

We hope that this service helps families and allows more students to choose James Island Charter High School as their school of choice. If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs. Doane 843-762-5349 or email at jodyann_doane@charleston.k12.sc.us. If you have questions about bus stop or routing issues, please contact Dewitt Davis at SchoolWheels Direct at 854-999-9198 extension 100.

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You may only check one box. The capacity of the Magnet Buses as May 15, 2017 is 43 seats.
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Grade Level for the 2017-18 school year.
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If you have sibling that are also requesting the Magnet Bus Service please list their names below. You will need to fill out another application for each sibling.
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*Busing can be paid online through RevTrack or you can pay in person through the Finance Deparment. The reduced lunch rate is half price and there is no charge for students who qualify for free meals.
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