James Benson

Mr. Benson

Welcome! My name is Jimmy Benson and I am a pre-engineering and industrial technology teacher here at James Island Charter. This is my 10th year in education, 9 of which being in the suburbs of Chicago.  My wife and I recently moved down to Charleston and we are very excited to bring our enthusiasm in education to South Carolina. The pre-engineering program at JICHS is a fantastic program that teaches students the many different areas of engineering study and allows them to experience, first hand, real-world engineering problems. All of the courses in the Project Lead the Way track are designed to be self-ran where students are learning by experiencing instead of traditional sit and get formats. I am a facilitator to their learning as opposed to their primary source for information. The courses are hands-on and in a room where collaboration is not only encouraged, but expected. If your son or daughter is interested in engineering as a possible future career, PLTW is a must! 

2019 2nd Semester Schedule
1st - Digital Electronics - Room 232
2nd/3rd - Industrial Technology - Trailer 28
4th - Introduction to Engineering and design
5th - lunch
6th introduction to engineering and design
7th - plan


Phone: (843)762-2754 ext 8476

Office Hours (available): 7:30am-9:30am & 3:00pm-3:30pm
Instructional Hours (unavailable): 9:30am-3pm

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