Jupiter iO
Private K-12
Jupiter iO  is a Learning Management System (LMS) and Student Information System (SIS) for K-12, scalable from a one-room schoolhouse to multiple campuses. (For individual teachers see Jupiter One.)

Gradebook
The gradebook teachers love!
Flexible. Intuitive shortcuts.
Standards-based, Rubrics
Grade students on multiple learning objectives, or traditional average, or both.

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Common-Core standards preloaded.

•  Or customize your own.
•  Align each test question to specific objectives for automatic tracking.
•  Standards-based report cards updated automatically.
•  Report current mastery or term average.
•  Curriculum map shows all students’ progress on all objectives, class averages, and number of assessments for each objective.

Create rubric charts for any assignment, like 4/3/2/1 for essay content, style, and conventions.

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Optionally weight rubrics toward total score.

•  Or enter points for each grading criterion or section, like multiple-choice and essay.
•  Share rubrics with colleagues.
Custom Grades & Scores
•  Customize any grade scale, with or without percents, like A/B/C/D/F, E/S/N, 4/3/2/1, etc.

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Customize special marks for excused, missing, etc.

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Enter scores as Points, Percents, Letter Grades, or Rubrics

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Enter adjustments for extra credit and penalties, like “25+2” or “40-5%”

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Override any student’s grade with any percent or mark, like INC or W.

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Raise/lower any student’s grade by a given percent.

Weights & Categories
•  Weight each assignment.

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Custom categories for homework, tests, etc., weighted or unweighted.

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Optionally set weights like Qtr1 40%, Qtr2 40%, and Final Exam 20% toward the semester grade.

Drop Low Scores
Set how many assignments to automatically drop from each category, like the lowest quiz score and 3 lowest homework scores.
Curve Scores
Easily adjust everyone’s scores if a test was too hard or easy, without needing to change their raw scores. (It does linear interpolation, not just adding/subtracting a fixed number.)
“What If” Grades
Enter hypothetical score changes to show a student what their grade would be if they redid an assignment or turned in missing assignments (without actually changing their grade).
Graph Grades
•  Instantly see whose grades are falling, and who is improving (individual trends).

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You and your students see how much each assignment raised or lowered their grade, so they know the consequences of a poor test grade or missing homework .

•  View class grade average and histogram.
Individualized Instruction
•  Give assignments for just one or some students.

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Give different assignments to students based on their specific learning styles.

Transfer Grades
Student grades transfer automatically when they transfer to a different section.
Learning Management System
Homework online. Tests online.
Essays online. Lessons online.
Essay Grader
Insert custom comments directly in students’ writing in just two clicks, so it is actually faster than a pen or Google Docs.  Try it!
Peer Reviews
•  Assign random peer reviews of essays, optionally anonymously. Peers highlight text and insert comments for the author (and you) to see.

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Students may also initiate their own peer reviews from any student, or even non-students like parents and tutors.

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Have students post photos, videos, audio, and ideas online for peers to comment on. These critiques can be graded automatically.

Files
•  Post files in assignments, messages, and forums.

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Students submit files for assignments. It shows you which students have new files to grade.

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Get files directly from Google Drive and Dropbox.

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View and grade PDFs in a single browser window without needing to download files.

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Students may save their files in Jupiter so they can work on them anywhere.

Portfolios
Students can manage their own portfolios to showcase their best work, including work from multiple classes and even multiple years.
Online Tests
Create your own tests , quizzes, and district benchmark assessments for students to take online.

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Most text documents can be imported, so it is easy to convert your old materials.

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Tests may be printed as needed.

Adaptive Lessons
Create your own interactive tutorials, exercises, and workbooks.

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Include images, audio, and video.

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It gives immediate feedback after each answer, and automatically repeats missed questions until students have it mastered, so students learn faster.

7 Question Types
•  Multiple Choice
•  Multiple Answer
•  True-False
•  Matching
•  Sorting/Sequencing
•  Short Write-In
•  Long Write-In

Optionally allow partial credit.

Automatic Grading
Even write-in answers may be graded automatically:

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Multiple answer keys allowed, partial credit too.

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Optionally accept misspellings and incorrect punctuation.

Anonymous Grading
When grading essays and write-in answers:

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Optionally hide student names, to help grade objectively.

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Optionally grade one question at a time, viewing all student answers together, to help grade consistently (and faster).

Randomize Questions & Answers
Optionally randomize the order of questions and/or answers, so each student’s test is different (to deter cheating).
Time Limits
Set time limits on tests, with exceptions for individual students with special needs.
Item Analysis
•  View how many students selected each wrong answer, and class average for standards, to see what needs more instruction.

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Reveal if any questions were unclear, so you can throw them out.

Re-Key
Correct mistakes in tests, even while students are still working on them. Throw out questions as needed.
Lockdown Browser to Prevent Cheating
Prevent students from browsing the web or using other apps during tests. It also disables screenshots and copy/paste. (Requires special browser, free)
Test Analytics
Turn big data into decisions!
State, School & Class Assessments
Warehouse and analyze test data:

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Import state test scores

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Create schoolwide benchmark assessments

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Use class tests from teachers’ gradebooks

Longitudinal
•  Compare and graph data over multiple years.

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See which students need the most help and track their longitudinal data to see who is not improving.

Compare Schools, Demographics, Teachers
Ready-made reports make it easy to compare groups:

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Compare schools.

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Compare students by gender, race/ethnicity, and other custom groups.

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Compare teachers — e.g., showing how each math teachers’ students improved since the end of last year.

Pre-Tests & Control Groups
Ready-made reports make statistical analysis easy:

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Automatically pair pre-tests and post-tests.

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Compare two groups of students, like one group using the new curriculum and the other using the old.

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Determine statistical significance. Jupiter applies a T-test to determine if any increase was actual improvement or just random variance.

Teacher Access
•  Admins may let teachers view their students’ test scores.

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Teachers may compare their own classes against the rest of the school, to measure the effectiveness of their teaching.

Collaboration
Teamwork made easy.
Team Teachers
Each section may have two or more teachers. The teachers see all details and can enter grades at the same time.
Sharing, Curriculum Library
Teachers can easily share:

•  Files
•  Tests
•  Assignments
•  Rubrics
•  Lesson Plans

Create a curriculum library for your school. Or browse the EdStore for free materials.

TA Login
Give Teaching Assistants their own login. Select what they can access:

•  Enter Attendance
•  Enter Scores
•  View Grades & Reports
•  Send Messages
Substitute Teacher Login
•  Substitute teachers have a special login to take roll, report discipline problems, and leave comments.

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Teachers can submit their lesson plans from home, then the secretary can print the seating charts and lesson plans for all absent teachers at once.

View Grades from Other Teachers
•  Teachers may see a student’s grades in all their other classes.

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Resource teachers too, so no need for weekly grade reports.

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Admins may disable this for some or all teachers.

Staff Forums
Discussion forums are not just for students. Use them for staff, departments, and committees.
Admissions & Payments
Online forms. Online payments.
Enrollment & Registration
•  Customize online forms for application, enrollment, and registration. Avoid manual data entry!

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Forms are pre-filled with student name, etc. to make it easier for parents.

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Recommendations
Get letters of recommendation submitted online directly from students’ references.
Student Billing
•  Mail or email invoices for fees.

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Apply course fees automatically to enrolled students.

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Track student balances, and see who has paid each fee.

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Parents and students can check their balances and fees online.

Online Payments
•  Credit, Debit, or ACH

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Parents pay tuition, fees, and donations online.

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Next-day direct deposits.

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Track funds in multiple ledger accounts.

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Web Store
Sell spirit swag, uniforms, and supplies specific to each grade level through your own web store. Learn More
Communication & Reports
Keep everyone in the loop!
Spanish Translation
Everything is translated automatically for Spanish-speaking parents and students, including report cards, assignments, comments, email, and text alerts.
Student/Parent Portal
Students and parents login to see:

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Today’s homework for all classes on one screen, including upcoming tests

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Reminders if any missing work

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Grades & Report Card

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Messages & Discussion Forums

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Files, Portfolios, and Peer Reviews

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Calendar of all assignments and tests, bell schedules, and cafeteria menu

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Attendance Log

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Behavior Log

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Fees & Balance

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Course Requests

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Personal Settings for notifications, contact info, etc.

Text & Email Alerts
Parents and students may receive automatic text or email alerts for:

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Low Grades

•  Missing Assignments
•  Absences
•  Discipline Incidents
Messages, Forums, Surveys
Send announcements and have discussion forums for students, parents, and/or staff.

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Attach images and files

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Group Discussions

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Critiques, for people to post ideas or images and give comments to each other

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Q&A, for people to post questions and answer each other

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Blogs

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Surveys, with tabulated results

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Easily view and grade students for their participation in forums, and apply automatic grading formulas.

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Send messages to staff departments.

Cafeteria Menus & Counts
•  Post breakfast and lunch menus.

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Teachers submit lunch counts along with their attendance.

Reports
Grades
•  Report Cards   (see sample)
•  Progress Reports
•  Transcripts
•  Grade Reports
•  Missing Assignments
•  Class Grade Lists
•  Gradebook Spreadsheet
•  GPA / Eligibility
•  Standards Proficiency

Attendance

•  Roll Sheets
•  Attendance Logs
•  Truancy Notices
•  Attendance on Date
•  Attendance by District
•  Average Daily Attendance

Discipline

•  Discipline Logs
•  Discipline Stats
•  Merit Points Tallies

Student Info

•  Passwords for Students/Parents
•  Locator Cards
•  Student Schedules
•  Student Counts
•  Student/Parent Login Stats
•  Seating Charts
•  Class Rosters

Test Scores

•  List Scores by Test/Student
•  Graph Bar Chart
•  Graph Proficiency Bands
•  Compare Teachers
•  Statistical Analysis

Student Billing

•  Invoices
•  Student Balances
•  Who Paid a Specific Fee
•  Net Balance for Each Fee
•  Payments by Date

Other

•  Lesson Plans
•  Textbooks & Equipment Inventory
Student Information System
Simplify scheduling, attendance, referrals,
and record-keeping.
Attendance
•  Take roll by seating chart or roll sheet.

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Shortcuts to make entry faster.

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Supports period, daily, and half-day attendance.

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Pre-excuse an entire team or class for upcoming activities.

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See which teachers forgot to take roll.

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Send truancy notices.

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Complete audit log of who entered/changed roll.

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Teachers may calculate attendance grades automatically.

Behavior Log & Referrals
•  Customize discipline codes and disciplinary actions.

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Log good behavior, merit points, rewards, parent contacts, and non-disciplinary issues.

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Submit referrals, or teachers may keep logs for themselves.

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Referrals are routed to each student’s AP, counselor, homeroom teacher, or whichever admin you select.

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Optionally alert parents and/or students for each incident, and let them see their log online.

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Track who owes detention, and take attendance in detention hall. It automatically generates referrals for students who skipped detention.

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Optionally let teachers view students’ entire behavior log, including other teachers.

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Discipline statistics, with comparison of two date ranges to see if new initiatives are making a difference, schoolwide or for individual students.

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Monitor each student’s log to see if behavior is improving.

Anti-Bullying Hotline
Students can anonymously report bullying to their counselor, teacher, or any trusted staff member. Because they can do it anonymously and from their smartphones, victims and bystanders are more likely to report bullying without embarrassment or the stigma of being a “snitch”.

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They can attach photos, videos, and screenshots, which is especially useful for cyber-bullying.

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Reply to students to while they remain anonymous, so you can discuss it with them even when they are not ready to come forward.

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Use also to report cheating, vandalism, theft, abuse, addiction, or any counseling needs.

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Share name and IP address with police in emergencies.

Learn More

Block Periods, Rotating Schedules
•  Block periods

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Alternating/rotating/weekly schedules

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Multiple calendars

Course Requests & Recommendations
•  Students request courses online and prioritize their choices.

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Optionally require parents to approve it online. They may write in special requests.

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Teachers and admins may give course recommendations to students. Optionally require a recommendation to get in a course.

Graduation & College Requirements
•  Customize your graduation requirements.

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Different students may have different requirements (different cohorts, Honors tracks, etc.).

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Plan all classes needed to graduate for each student, and adjust as needed.

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Automatically find all students who are off track to graduate.

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Customize college entrance requirements to see if student is on track for the college of their choice.

Automatic Scheduling
Place students in classes automatically:

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Based on course requests and planned courses.

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It balances sections to keep them about the same size and gender ratio.

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It balances sections by skill level — e.g., it checks each student’s average math grades when placing them in math classes.

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It checks each student’s discipline log to avoid putting too many troublemakers in the same class.

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Prevent specific students from being in the same class together, or with specific teachers.

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Create multiple drafts to compare different scheduling scenarios.

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Automatic walk-in scheduling for a single student.

Locker Assignments
•  Assign hall lockers and gym lockers to students automatically.

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Import locker combinations.

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Show locker combinations on student schedule cards.

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Look up combinations for students who forgot.

Seats, Lessons, Textbooks
Seating Charts
•  Drag-n-drop seats.

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Not limited to strict rows & columns.

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Optionally show student photos.

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Randomly shuffle students to new seats.

Lesson Plans
•  Create a library of lesson plans.

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Schedule lessons on the calendar.

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Share lesson plans with other teachers.

Textbook & Equipment Inventory
•  Manage your inventory of textbooks, tablets, and other assets.

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Check in/out items to students and teachers.

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Track location and condition of each item.

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Hold students accountable for lost or damaged items.

System
Your data in your control.
Seamless integration.
Fastest technical support ever!
All-In-One App
Jupiter iO is a single app we developed in-house, not separate apps acquired from third parties and bundled together. So for example, the moment a student takes an online test, the score is instantly available, without any data synchronization required.
Import, Export, SSO
•  Customize import/export files for almost any data.

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Schedule automated imports/exports on specific days and times.

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SFTP data files to/from your server or ours.

Clever is a partner for turn-key integration with other apps:

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Import from almost any 3rd party SIS

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Export to hundreds of educational apps.

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Access all your apps with one login
(Single Sign On).

Mobile App
•  Android, iPhone, iPad

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Students

•  Parents
•  Teachers
•  Admins
Cross-Platform
•  Windows
•  Mac
•  Chromebook
•  Android
•  iOS

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Chrome

•  Safari
•  Firefox
•  Edge
•  Internet Explorer

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No plug-ins required

Cloud Hosted
•  Access your account from any computer or device.

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Nothing to install.

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No files to save.

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Upgrades are automatic.

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Maximum up-time.

Auto-Save, Auto-Logout
•  Changes are saved when you navigate to another screen (unlike other systems which require you to click Save on most screens).

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Grades and attendance auto-save when idle.

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Automatic Logout when idle, so students do not tamper with your account when you step away. Customize the time limit, or let it stay logged in forever.

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Student tests are saved even if the network connection is lost. It saves data in the browser and submits it to the server automatically when reconnected.

Audit Logs, Backups, Undo Changes
•  Audit logs and undo any changes to grades and transcripts.

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Audit logs of all changes to attendance.

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Undelete assignments, classes, etc.

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Servers are backed up automatically every night to an off-site location.

Scalable
Jupiter is scalable from a one-room schoolhouse to multiple campuses. Our servers support millions of students at fast, reliable speeds, even during peak hours.
Technical Support
•  Included, no extra fees

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By phone or email

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Email responses usually within 1 hour during business hours!

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Training available online or on-site
(additional fee)

Secure, Private, FERPA Compliant
•  No data shared with 3rd parties.

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No ads.

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Automatic text/email alerts for suspicious logins.

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Access Logs are cross-referenced to identify intruders.

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Role-based security with custom restrictions for teachers, clerks, counselors, AP’s, principals, TA’s, substitute teachers, system admins, etc.

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TLS/SSL encryption.

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Passwords are salted and hashed.

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Defenses against malicious attacks: XSS, SQL injection, brute force, phishing, DDoS, and other exploits.

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FERPA compliant, under the “school official” exception: Your data is in your direct control, owned by you, and used only for legitimate educational interests and functions that school employees normally perform.

See our Privacy Policy

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No D’s or F’s for the first time in 12 years! Positive results directly related to Jupiter.
Allison Castner
Faith Baptist Schools, CA

This has revolutionized how I teach my high school statistics course.
Robert Ahdoot
New Community Jewish High School, CA

When our staff who are not especially tech-literate remark on how wonderfully responsive Jupiter has been, and even sometimes how it has resulted in feature enhancements, well, that says it all.
Russ Lipton
The Oaks Classical Christian Academy, WA