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 with 100,000’s of students.

For individual teachers see Jupiter One.

Learning
Online
Tests
Interactive
Lessons
Standards
Based Grading
Test
Analytics
Create your own tests, quizzes, and district benchmark assessments for students to take online.

Lockdown Browser to prevent browsing the web or using other apps during tests.

Webcam Monitoring to watch students taking tests at home.

Import tests from text documents.

9 Question Types

•  Multiple Choice
•  Multiple Answer
•  True-False
•  Matching
•  Sorting/Sequencing
•  Fill in the Blanks
•  Short Write-In
•  Long Write-In
•  Drawing/Graphing

Automatic Grading even for write-ins!

•  Multiple answer keys and partial credit allowed.
•  Accept misspellings and ignore punctuation.
•  Accept equivalent math expressions, e.g. it knows “xn-3” and “-3+n(x)” are the same.

Random Order of questions and answers.

Random Questions pulled from question banks.

Objectives aligned to each question for Standards-based grading.

Time Limits with exceptions for individuals with special needs.

Print tests as needed.

Item Analysis to see where students need more help, and to throw out unclear questions.

Re-Key tests to make corrections, even while students are still working!

Create your own interactive tutorials, exercises, and workbooks.

Instant Feedback after each question.

Drill missed questions automatically, like flash cards.

Multi-Media including images, audio, and video.

Automatic Speech to help non-native readers, special needs students, and aural learners.

Foreign Languages spoken, 35 supported!

Listening Comprehension questions, where text is spoken but not shown.

Grade students on multiple learning objectives, or traditional average, or both.

Common-Core standards preloaded, or customize your own.

4, 4-, 3+, 3... or A-F or any custom rubric scale.

Reports Cards standards graded automatically — see sample

Curriculum Map to ensure all objectives are covered, and monitor each student’s progress and overall class average.

Summative grade to report mastery achieved, or average across whole term.

Test Questions Aligned to specific objectives for automatic standards grading.

Rubric Charts for assignment requirements, like essay content, style, and conventions. Or enter subtotal points for each requirement. Weight each requirement toward total score.

Analyze class, school, and state exams.

Compare Groups with ready-made reports:

•  Compare schools.
•  Compare students by gender, race/ethnicity, IEP, etc.
•  Compare teachers, e.g., showing how each math teachers’ students improved since the end of last year.
•  Teachers may compare their own teaching effectiveness to the rest of the school.

Pre-Tests & Control Groups built-in for statistical analysis.

Statistical Significance calculated with a T-test (to determine if any increase was actual improvement or just random variance).

Graph results.

Longitudinal comparisons over multiple years. View students’ entire test history.

Import state test scores, or analyze scores from all teachers’ gradebooks.

Text To
Speech
Math &
Chemistry
Grading
Files
Peer
Reviews
Students can hear tests and lessons read aloud automatically with lifelike speech synthesis.   Hear Example

Help Special Needs students, Aural Learners, and Language Learners.

35 Languages supported, plus regional dialects, e.g. Mexican Spanish vs. Spain.

Students may hear it spoken Slowly.

Make Listening Comprehension tests and exercises, where the text is spoken but not shown.

Intuitive equation editor built-in for math like
x =  −b ± b2 − 4ac 
2a

Create math test questions that automatically accept equivalent math expressions,
e.g. where “xn - 3” and “-3 + n(x)” are both correct.

Graphing questions where students draw graphs directly in quizzes on X,Y coordinates or a numberline.

Shortcuts to type chemical equations without having to format sup/subscript, like

2H+ + CO32- → H2O + CO2
Students turn in files online, and you grade them online — no downloading.

Import files from Google and Dropbox.

Draw and type comments on PDFs and images, so students can do worksheets online or turn in photos of their work — no apps required!

Even apply a digital Sticker!

Shortcuts to insert comments in just two clicks, so grading essays is much faster.  Try it!

Portfolios for students to showcase their best work, from multiple classes across multiple years.

Let peers review each others’ essays and insert comments.

Exchange Random peer reviews, optionally Anonymous.

Students may also invite feedback from anyone, or even non-students like parents and tutors.

Create a Forum for students to post their ideas, images, or videos for peers to comment on.
Set rules for automatic grading of participation.

Communication
Email, Text
& Alerts
Translation
Surveys
Discussion
Forums
Send email and text messages directly from Jupiter.

Set automatic Alerts for low grades, missing assignments, absences, and behavior.

Messages Translated automatically to each parent’s and student’s preferred language.

Send Announcements by grade level, course, section, team, or special groups.

Send Staff messages by department.

Send Emergency Texts for school closures, etc.

Students, parents, and staff customize their email and text Preferences.

Everything is translated automatically to any language for non-English parents and students, including report cards, assignments, comments, email, and text alerts.
Send surveys to students, parents, or staff.

Use Multiple Choice questions or Ratings scales. Useful for Elections too!

Tabulate & Graph results automatically.

Optionally let recipients see results so far after they answer.

Online Discussions, Q&A, Critiques, and Blogs

Threaded or chronological

Post Images, Videos, and Audio

Student Participation stats with automatic grading formulas

Report and censor inappropriate posts.

For Parents and Staff too

Bullying
Hotline
Calendars
Students can anonymously report bullying to their counselor, teacher, or any trusted staff member.

Increase Reporting with 1) easy access from smartphones, 2) less embarrassment, and 3) less unwanted public attention.

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

They can attach Photos, Videos, and Screenshots — especially useful for Cyber-Bullying.

Also to report Cheating, Vandalism, Theft, Abuse, Addiction, or any counseling needs.

Share name and IP Address with law enforcement in emergencies.

Learn More

Student & Parent calendars:

•  Homework & tests
•  Class reminders
•  School reminders
•  Bell schedules
•  Team games & practices
•  Club activities
•  Cafeteria menus

Staff calendars for meetings, professional development, fire drills, etc.

Embed the public calendar in your school website—with custom look and feel—so no more double entry!

Classroom Management
Remote
Learning
Apps &
Integration
Special
Ed
Homework
Organizer
Attendance recorded automatically from student login activity

Video Meeting links integrated

Turn In files/photos online

Write Feedback directly on files/photos

Discussion Forums

Online Tests

Interactive Lessons

Lockdown Browser and webcam monitoring of students taking tests at home

Google Drive & Dropbox

Google Classroom

LTI integration with hundreds of learning apps!

Clever sync rosters with any SIS and hundreds of educational apps — Learn More

Single Sign On access to all apps — Learn More

Automated SFTP imports & exports in custom data formats

Resource teachers and aides can View Grades and assignments of all their students in all classes — no progress reports required.

Assign Individual assignments.

Waive or extend Time Limits on tests.

Override Grades or raise a student’s grade by a given percent.

All teachers can view Special Needs of all their students.

Generate reports for all students with IEP’s, 504 Plans, etc.

Students and parents see homework and grades for all their classes on One Screen.

Like a Personal Assistant, it shows what homework is due tomorrow, plus larger projects due soon, plus upcoming tests.

It reminds them if they are Missing any assignments.

They can check off homework from their To Do list as they complete assignments.

It highlights new Grades & Comments from their teachers.

Gradebook
Lesson
Plans
Seating
Charts
Teacher
Collaboration
The gradebook teachers love!

Grades

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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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Cumulative Grades across multiple grading periods, with optional weights like Qtr1 40%, Qtr2 40%, and Final Exam 20%.

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Override grades with any percent or mark, like INC or W, or Raise/Lower their grade by a fixed percent.


Scores & Assignments

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Customize Special Marks for excused, missing, etc.

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Set a Minimum Score like 50% so it’s possible to recover from missing assignments or a bombed test.

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Drop Low Scores from a category, like the 3 lowest homework scores or 1 lowest quiz.

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Curve Scores on any assignment.

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Assign Independent Study or Differentiated assignments.

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Transfer Grades automatically when students transfer to a different section.


Grade Entry

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

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Combine Sections on one screen.

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What If grades, to show a student what their grade would be if they turned in missing work or redid a test.

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Anonymous Grading so student names are hidden while you grade essays and written answers.

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Grade One Question at a time for all students, for speed and consistency.

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


Grade Reporting

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Your dashboard shows who has climbing or Falling Grades so you can intervene.

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Graph Grades distribution on any assignment or course total, plus Mean/Median.

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Graph Impact of each assignment on the student’s grade, so they see the consequence of a bombed test or missing work.

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Create Categories for Homework, Tests, etc., optionally weighted.

Create your Collection of lesson plans.

Schedule them on your Calendar.

Share your lesson plans with colleagues.

Drag-n-Drop seats (not limited to strict rows & columns).

Show student Photos.

Randomly Shuffle students to new seats.

Combine different sections that meet in the same period.

Each class section may have Multiple Teachers .

All teachers may View Grades and assignments of their students in all their classes — especially useful for resource teachers. (Admins may restrict this.)

Teaching Assistants may be given limited access to take roll and/or enter scores without seeing grades.

Substitute Teachers get a simple login to view lesson plans and seating charts, take roll, and leave comments for the teacher(s). Teachers may submit their lesson plans from home, and secretaries can print sub packets for all absent teachers at once.

Staff may Share Files, tests, assignments, rubrics, interactive lessons, and lesson plans with each other and organize a Curriculum Library.

Discussion Forums may be for staff, departments, and committees.

Administration
Online
Registration
Tuition
Payments
Donations
State
Reporting
No more stacks of paperwork!

Online Forms

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No Data Entry

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No Redundant Questions and forms for parents

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Ensure Required forms & questions completed.

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Dynamic forms Hide Questions that are not applicable.

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Ad Hoc forms for field trips, volunteers, etc.

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Forms for Staff and Students too


Applications & Registration

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Track New & Returning students.

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Upload Files for immunizations, recommendations, etc.

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Register Multiple Children without redundant forms.

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Let Prospective new families sign up for more information.

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Get Recommendations submitted online directly from students’ references.

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Require application & registration Fees.

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Forecast Enrollment counts in each grade level.

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All-in-one: no imports or data sync needed.

Customize Multiple Tuitions and Discounts.

Customize Payment Plans and track Balances.

Customize automatic Late Fees.

Apply Course Fees automatically.

Mail or email Invoices and view online.

Online Payments

Accept Credit, Debit, or ACH.

Add Convenience Fees for parents to cover all or part of the transaction fees.

Direct Deposit nightly, optionally in separate accounts for each school

Parent Auto-Pay and Payment Plans

Card Reader to pay in person

Single payment for Whole Family

Refund payments, full or partial.

Audit Trail, no risk of losing checks or cash

No Monthly Fees, and no mandated late fees. Use online payments as much or little as you want.

Increase giving with Online donations and monthly Auto-Pay.

Also track Check and Cash donations.

Accept donations from Parents, Alumni, and your Community.

Define multiple Fundraisers.

Set Minimum and Suggested donations.

Track donations for each School.

Thermometer Graphs

Submit mandated data for:

•  Arizona
•  Arkansas
•  California
•  Colorado
•  District of Columbia
•  Georgia
•  Illinois
•  Indiana
•  Michigan
•  Missouri
•  New Jersey
•  New Mexico
•  New York
•  Ohio
•  Oregon
•  Vermont
•  Virginia
•  Washington
Graduation
Requirements
Automatic
Scheduling
Attendance
Cafeteria
Plan all classes needed to graduate for each student, and adjust as needed.

Automatically find students who are Off Track to graduate.

Define different requirements for Honors Tracks, etc.

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

Block Periods, Rotating schedules, and multiple Calendars

Students make Course Requests online and prioritize their choices.

Require Parent Approval online and allow special requests.

Staff may make Course Recommendations for each student, and require approval for certain courses.

Automatic Scheduling

Balance sections by Class Size, Gender Balance, and student preference.

Balance sections by Skill Level, e.g., it checks each student’s past math grades when placing them in math classes.

Balance sections by Discipline history, so you do not have too many difficult students in the same class.

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

Create Multiple Drafts to compare different scheduling scenarios. View metrics on each draft.

Automatic Walk-In scheduling for a single student

Remote Roll recorded automatically based on student login activity.

Easy Shortcuts for quick entry by Seating Chart or Roll Sheet.

Attendance Grades calculated automatically.

Period, Daily, and Half-Day attendance

If teachers Forgot to take roll they are alerted, and admins can view all who forgot.

Excuse an entire team or class in advance for upcoming activities.

Send Truancy Notices.

Audit Log of who entered/changed roll, and extensive reporting

Post Breakfast and Lunch menus.

Teachers submit Lunch Counts along with their attendance.

Accept Online Payments for lunch plans.

Behavior
Tracking
Textbooks
& Inventory
Records & Reports
Security
& Reliability
Customize Discipline Codes and disciplinary actions.

Log Good Behavior, Merit Points, Rewards, contact with parents, and non-disciple issues.

Submit Referrals automatically to the student’s AP, counselor, homeroom teacher, or whichever admin you select.

Teachers may Log talking, disruptions, helping, etc.

Optionally Alert Parents for each incident, plus they may view all incidents online.

Track Detention, take attendance in detention hall, and track who skipped.

Let Teachers View students’ entire behavior history, including incidents from other teachers.

Compare Statistics over two date ranges, e.g. to see if new initiatives are making a difference, school-wide or for individuals.

Track Textbooks, Tablets, Laptops, Instruments, Calculators, other Books, Projectors, Lab Equipment — anything that students or teachers borrow.

Check Out items to students and teachers, and record their condition upon Check In.

Hold students accountable for Lost and Damaged items.

Locate where each item is stored or who has it.

Assign Lockers to students, both hall and gym lockers.

Show Locker Combos on schedule cards, and look up combos for students who forgot.

Student Locator and Teacher Locator

Automatic Staff Directory and Parent Directory

Custom Fields as checkboxes, radio buttons, menus, and text for Students, Parents, and Staff. Designate who can View and Edit each field.

Grade Reports

•  Report Cards — traditional or standards-based   (see sample)
•  Progress Reports
•  Transcripts — weighted & unweighted GPA, optionally include coursework in progress
•  Grade Reports
•  Missing Assignments
•  Class Grade Lists
•  Gradebook Spreadsheet
•  GPA / Eligibility
•  Standards Proficiency

Attendance Reports

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

Discipline Reports

•  Discipline Logs
•  Discipline Stats
•  Merit Points Tallies

Student Reports

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

Test Score Reports

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

Student Billing Reports

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

Other Reports

•  Lesson Plans
•  Textbooks & Equipment Inventory
Privacy

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.

No Ads and no data shared with 3rd parties (except the integrations you authorize)

Role-Based security with custom restrictions for teachers, clerks, counselors, AP’s, principals, TA’s, substitute teachers, system admins, etc. Restrict access to sensitive data.

Security

Encrypted connections and passwords and Two-Factor Authentication

Suspicious Logins detected automatically, with email/text alerts, and cross-referenced access logs to identify intruders (e.g. a student hacker)

Proven defenses against Malicious Attacks: XSS, SQL injection, brute force, phishing, DDoS, and other exploits

Automatic Logout with configurable time limit

PCI compliant for online payments

Reliability

Scalable to 100,000’s of students with fast server speed.

Server Backups nightly to off-site location and redundant disks and hardware.

Auto Save

Offline Access supported if students lose their network connection during a test.

Upgrades & Patches installed automatically with Maximum Uptime.

Easily Undelete assignments, classes, etc.

Audit Log of all changes to grades, transcripts, and attendance, with easy Undo

We developed Jupiter entirely in-house as an All In One app, not separate apps acquired from third parties and bundled together. This avoids data-synchronization errors and data latency.

Accessibility

Cloud Hosted

Mobile App for Android, iPhone, iPad

Chromebook

Mac Safari, Chrome, Firefox

Windows Edge, Chrome, Firefox

No Plug-Ins required

Technical Support

Support Included by phone or email, no extra fees

Email responses usually Within 1 Hour during business hours!

Training available online or on-site

Video Tutorials and searchable Help Guide

Pricing
Contact us to try it for free
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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