is an all-in-one LMS, Gradebook, Analytics, and SIS for K-12, scalable from the smallest charter schools to the largest school districts. (For individual teachers see Jupiter One.)
Learning Management System
Create online tests, lessons, and district benchmark assessments.
Collect assignments online, and mark up essays online. Have online discussion forums, surveys, and peer reviews. Browse the EdStore and create a curriculum library for your school.
Powerful, flexible, and easy to use. Teachers save time on grade entry, attendance, and classroom management. Students are reminded of missing work, and parents receive grade alerts. Instantly see who is falling behind, and which standards need more instruction.
Turn data into decisions: Which curriculum is better? Which teaching methods are more effective? Which students need more help?
Compare schools, classes, students, demographics, pre-tests, and control groups with easy, ready-made reports.
Import state tests, and analyze your own benchmark assessments.
Student Information System
Integrate Jupiter iO with any SIS, or use our robust SIS for a seamless solution. Identify students off-track to graduate.
Powerful reports and streamlined tasks for attendance, discipline, automatic scheduling, lunch counts, student billing, textbook inventory, and state reporting.
Schools especially love our technical support: We answer most email within 1 hour! Plus phone support.
Standards-based or Traditional
Grade students on multiple learning objectives, or traditional average, or both.
|• ||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.
|• ||Optionally weight rubrics toward total score.|
|• ||Or enter points for each grading criterion or section, like multiple-choice and essay.|
|• ||Share rubrics with colleagues.|
Points, Percents, Grades
Enter scores however you prefer:
|• ||Letter Grades or Rubrics|
|• ||Adjustments for extra credit and penalties, like “25+2” or “40-5%”|
Custom Grade Scales & Special Marks
|• ||Customize any grade scale, with or without percents, like A/B/C/D/F, E/S/N, 4/3/2/1, etc.|
|• ||Customize special marks for excused, missing, etc.|
Weighted Grading Periods & Categories
|• ||Custom categories for homework, tests, etc., weighted or unweighted.|
|• ||Optionally set weights like Qtr1 40%, Qtr2 40%, and Final Exam 20% toward the semester grade.|
Override or Adjust Grades
|• ||Override any student’s grade with any percent or mark, like INC or W.|
|• ||Raise/lower any student’s grade by a given percent.|
Drop Low Scores Automatically
Set how many assignments to drop from each category, like the lowest quiz score and 3 lowest homework 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 Impact on Grade
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.
Graph Grade Trends
Instantly see whose grades are falling, and who is improving.
|• ||Give assignments for just one or some students.|
|• ||Give different assignments to students based on their specific learning styles, for Response To Intervention (RTI).|
Student grades transfer automatically when they transfer to a different section.
Learning Management System
Insert Comments in Essays
Highlight text and insert comments directly in students’ writing assignments. Customize shortcuts for common comments, so it is actually faster than marking with a pen.
Try it out!
Peer Reviews, Anonymous
|• ||Assign random peer reviews of essays, optionally anonymously. Peers highlight text and insert comments for the author (and you) to see.|
|• ||Students may also initiate their own peer reviews from any student, or even non-students like parents and tutors.|
|• ||Have students post photos, videos, audio, and ideas online for peers to comment on. These critiques can be graded automatically.|
Files, Google Drive, Dropbox
|• ||Post files in assignments, messages, and forums.|
|• ||Students submit files for assignments. It shows you which students have new files to grade.|
|• ||View and grade PDFs in a single browser window without needing to download files.|
|• ||Students may save their files in Jupiter so they can work on them anywhere.|
|• ||Get files directly from Google Drive and Dropbox.|
Students can manage their own portfolios to showcase their best work, including work from multiple classes and even multiple years.
Create your own tests, quizzes, and district benchmark assessments for students to take online.
|• ||Most text documents can be imported, so it is easy to convert your old materials.|
|• ||Tests may be printed as needed.|
Create your own interactive tutorials, exercises, and workbooks.
|• ||Include images, audio, and video.|
|• ||It gives immediate feedback after each answer, and automatically repeats missed questions till students have it mastered, so students learn faster.|
7 Question Types
|• ||Multiple Choice|
|• ||Multiple Answer|
|• ||Short Write-In|
|• ||Long Write-In|
Automatic Grading, Misspellings OK
Set answer keys to grade write-in answers automatically:
|• ||Multiple answer keys allowed.|
|• ||Optionally accept misspellings and incorrect punctuation.|
When manually grading write-in answers:
|• ||Optionally hide student names, to help grade objectively.|
|• ||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, with Exceptions
Set times limits on tests, with exceptions for individual students with special needs.
Optionally key some answers to receive partial credit.
|• ||View how many students selected each wrong answer, and class average for standards, to see what needs more instruction.|
|• ||Reveal if any questions were unclear, so you can throw them out.|
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 installed browser, free)
Share your materials with other teachers, and create a curriculum library for your school. Or browse the EdStore
for free materials.
Enrollment & Payments
Enrollment & Registration
|• ||Customize online forms for enrollment and registration. Avoid manual data entry!|
|• ||Forms are pre-filled with student name, etc. to make it easier for parents.|
|• ||Mail or email invoices for fees.|
|• ||Apply course fees automatically to enrolled students.|
|• ||Track student balances, and see who has paid each fee.|
|• ||Parents and students can check their balances and fees online.|
|• ||Parents pay fees online.|
|• ||Web store for uniforms and supplies specific for each grade level.|
|• ||Next-day direct deposits.|
|• ||Track funds in multiple ledger accounts.|
Student Information System
|• ||Take roll by seating chart or roll sheet.|
|• ||Shortcuts to make entry faster.|
|• ||Supports period, daily, and half-day attendance.|
|• ||Pre-excuse an entire team or class for upcoming activities.|
|• ||See which teachers forgot to take roll.|
|• ||Send truancy notices.|
|• ||Complete audit log of who entered/changed roll.|
|• ||Teachers may calculate attendance grades automatically.|
Discipline Referrals & Behavior Log
|• ||Customize your discipline codes and disciplinary actions.|
|• ||Log good behavior, merit points, rewards, parent contacts, and non-disciplinary issues.|
|• ||Submit referrals, or teachers may keep logs for themselves.|
|• ||Referrals are routed to each student’s AP, counselor, homeroom teacher, or whichever admin you select.|
|• ||Optionally alert parents and/or students for each incident, and let them see their log online.|
|• ||Track who owes detention, and take attendance in detention hall. It automatically generates referrals for students who skipped detention.|
|• ||Optionally let teachers view students’ entire behavior log, including other teachers.|
|• ||Easily compare discipline statistics over two date ranges to determine if new initiatives are effectively reducing discipline problems, both schoolwide and for individual students.|
|• ||Monitor each student’s log to see if behavior is improving for Response To Intervention (RTI).|
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”.
|• ||They can include photos, videos, and screenshots, which is especially useful for cyber-bullying.|
|• ||You can reply to these messages to have ongoing conversations while keeping the student anonymous, and you can include other staff members.|
|• ||Use also to report cheating, vandalism, theft, abuse, addiction, or any counseling needs.|
Block Periods, Rotating Schedules
Scheduling supports multiple calendars, block periods, and alternating/rotating/weekly schedules.
Course Requests & Recommendations
|• ||Students request courses online and prioritize their choices.|
|• ||Optionally require parents to approve it online. They may write in special requests.|
|• ||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.|
|• ||Different students may have different requirements (for different cohorts, or Honors tracks).|
|• ||Plan all classes needed to graduate for each student, and adjust as needed.|
|• ||Automatically find all students who fell off track to graduate.|
|• ||Also customize college entrance requirements to see if student is on track for the college of their choice.|
Place students in classes automatically:
|• ||Based on course requests and planned courses.|
|• ||It balances sections to keep them about the same size and gender ratio.|
|• ||It balances sections by skill level — e.g., it checks each student’s average math grades when placing them in math classes.|
|• ||It checks each student’s discipline log to avoid putting too many troublemakers in the same class.|
|• ||Prevent specific students from being in the same class together, or with specific teachers.|
|• ||Create multiple drafts to compare different scheduling scenarios.|
|• ||Automatic walk-in scheduling for a single student.|
|• ||Assign hall lockers and gym lockers to students automatically.|
|• ||Import locker combinations.|
|• ||Show locker combinations on student schedule cards.|
|• ||Look up combinations for students who forgot.|
Submit mandated data for:
Everything is translated automatically for Spanish-speaking parents and students, including report cards, assignments, comments, email, and text alerts.
Students and parents login to see:
|• ||Today’s homework for all classes on one screen, including upcoming tests|
|• ||Reminders if any missing work|
|• ||Grades & Report Card|
|• ||Messages & Discussion Forums|
|• ||Files, Portfolios, and Peer Reviews|
|• ||Calendar of all assignments and tests, bell schedules, and cafeteria menu|
|• ||Attendance Log|
|• ||Behavior Log|
|• ||Fees & Balance|
|• ||Course Requests|
|• ||Personal Settings for notifications, contact info, etc.|
Text & Email Alerts
Parents and students may receive automatic text or email alerts for:
|• ||Low Grades|
|• ||Missing Assignments|
|• ||Discipline Incidents|
Messages, Discussion Forums, Surveys
Send announcements and have discussion forums for students, parents, and/or staff.
|• ||Attach images and files|
|• ||Group Discussions|
|• ||Critiques, for people to post ideas or images, and give comments to each other|
|• ||Q&A, for people to post questions and answer each other|
|• ||Surveys, with tabulated results|
|• ||You can easily view and grade students for their participation in forums, and apply automatic grading formulas.|
|• ||Send staff messages to departments|
Cafeteria Menus & Counts
|• ||Post breakfast and lunch menus.|
|• ||Teachers submit lunch counts along with their attendance.|
|• ||Report Cards (see sample)|
|• ||Progress Reports|
|• ||Grade Reports|
|• ||Missing Assignments|
|• ||Class Grade Lists|
|• ||Gradebook Spreadsheet|
|• ||GPA / Eligibility|
|• ||Standards Proficiency|
|• ||Roll Sheets|
|• ||Attendance Logs|
|• ||Truancy Notices|
|• ||Attendance on Date|
|• ||Attendance by District|
|• ||Average Daily Attendance|
|• ||Discipline Logs|
|• ||Discipline Stats|
|• ||Merit Points Tallies|
|• ||Passwords for Students/Parents|
|• ||Locator Cards|
|• ||Student Schedules|
|• ||Student Counts|
|• ||Student/Parent Login Stats|
|• ||Seating Charts|
|• ||Class Rosters|
|• ||List Scores by Test/Student|
|• ||Graph Bar Chart|
|• ||Graph Proficiency Bands|
|• ||Compare Teachers|
|• ||Statistical Analysis|
|• ||Student Balances|
|• ||Who Paid a Specific Fee|
|• ||Net Balance for Each Fee|
|• ||Payments by Date|
|• ||Lesson Plans|
|• ||Textbooks & Equipment Inventory|
Each section may have two or more teachers. The teachers see all details and can enter grades at the same time.
Teachers can easily share files, tests, curriculum, rubrics, lesson plans.
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.|
|• ||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.|
|• ||Resource teachers may use this, so it is not necessary for teachers to fill out weekly grade reports.|
|• ||Admins may disable this for some or all teachers.|
Discussion forums are not just for students. Use them for staff, departments, and committees.
State, District & Class Assessments
Warehouse and analyze test data:
|• ||Import state test scores|
|• ||Create district benchmark assessments|
|• ||Use class tests from teachers’ gradebooks|
|• ||Compare and graph data over multiple years.|
|• ||See which students need the most help and track their longitudinal data to see who is not improving. Useful for Response to Intervention (RTI).|
Compare Schools, Demographics, Teachers
Ready-made reports make it easy to analyze and compare groups:
|• ||Compare schools.|
|• ||Compare students by gender, race/ethnicity, and other custom groups.|
|• ||Compare teachers — e.g., showing how each math teachers’ students improved since the end of last year.|
Easily compare pre-tests with post-tests. This is especially important when comparing different groups of students who may have started at different levels.
Compare two groups of students, like one group using the new curriculum and the other using the old, for more scientifically accurate analysis.
If test scores go up 2%, is that significant, or just random variance? Averages alone are not enough to tell. Jupiter applies a statistical T-test based on the pre-test and/or control group, standard deviation, and number of students, so you can scientifically prove if your school is really improving.
|• ||Admins may let teachers view their students’ test scores.|
|• ||Teachers may compare their own classes against the rest of the school or district, to measure the effectiveness of their teaching.|
|• ||Drag-n-drop seats.|
|• ||Seats may be positioned more flexibly than most other systems.|
|• ||Optionally show student photos.|
|• ||Randomly shuffle students to new seats.|
|• ||Create a library of lesson plans, and schedule them on the calendar.|
|• ||Share lesson plans with other teachers.|
Textbook & Equipment Inventory
|• ||Manage your inventory of textbooks, tablets, and other assets.|
|• ||Check in/out items to students and teachers.|
|• ||Track location and condition of each item.|
|• ||Hold students accountable for lost or damaged items.|
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 to everyone, without any data synchronization required.
Import/Export/SSO via Clever
is a partner for turn-key integration with other apps:
|• ||Import from almost any 3rd party SIS|
|• ||Export to hundreds of educational apps.|
|• ||Access all your apps with one login (Single Sign On).|
Custom Automated Import/Export
|• ||Customize import/export of almost any data|
|• ||Set scheduled days and times|
|• ||SFTP data files to/from your server or ours|
For iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets.
|• ||For teachers, admins, students & parents|
|• ||Designed for touch screens|
Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, or Internet Explorer, on Windows, Mac, or Chromebook. No plug-ins required.
Access your account from any computer or device. Nothing to install; no files to save. Upgrades are automatic.
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).|
|• ||Grades and attendance auto-save when idle.|
|• ||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.|
Audit Logs & Undo Changes
|• ||Audit logs and undo any changes to grades and transcripts.|
|• ||Audit logs of all changes to attendance.|
|• ||Undelete assignments, classes, etc.|
Servers are backed up automatically every night to an off-site location.
Jupiter is scalable from the smallest charter schools to the largest school districts. Our servers support millions of students at fast, reliable speeds, even during peak hours.
|• ||Included, no extra fees.|
|• ||By phone or email. Email responses usually within 1 hour during business hours.|
|• ||Training available online or on-site (additional fee)|
|• ||TLS/SSL encryption.|
|• ||Passwords are salted and hashed.|
|• ||Automatic text/email alerts for suspicious logins.|
|• ||Access Logs are cross-referenced to identify intruders.|
|• ||Role-based security with custom restrictions for teachers, clerks, counselors, AP’s, principals, TA’s, substitute teachers, system admins, etc.|
|• ||Proven defenses against malicious attacks: XSS, SQL injection, brute force, phishing, DDoS, and other exploits.|
We are blown away. This addresses everything we needed and then some.
Beverly Hills Unified, CA
The communication between students, parents and teachers is one of the reasons why our test scores are the highest in the state.
Rancho Pico Jr. High, CA
The program is VERY user-friendly so even those teachers who don’t catch on to new technologies very quickly could also use it.
Wright City Middle School, MO