is a Learning Management System (LMS) and Student Information System (SIS) for K-12, scalable from the smallest charter schools to districts with 100,000’s of students.
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The gradebook teachers love!
Flexible. Intuitive shortcuts.
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.
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.
Customize special marks for excused, missing, etc.
Enter scores as Points, Percents, Letter Grades, or Rubrics
Enter adjustments for extra credit and penalties, like “25+2” or “40-5%”
Override any student’s grade with any percent or mark, like INC or W.
Raise/lower any student’s grade by a given percent.
Weights & Categories
• Weight each assignment.
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.
Drop Low Scores
Set how many assignments to automatically 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).
• Instantly see whose grades are falling, and who is improving (individual trends).
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.
• 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
Homework online. Tests online.
Essays online. Lessons online.
Insert custom comments directly in students’ writing in just two clicks, so it is actually faster than a pen or Google Docs.
• 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.
• Post files in assignments, messages, and forums.
Students submit files for assignments. It shows you which students have new files to grade.
Students may submit photos of worksheets, art, etc. You may write feedback directly on it.
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.
Google & Dropbox
Import files and scores directly from:
• Goolge Classroom
• Goolge Drive
• Goolge Docs
• Goolge Sheets
• Goolge Slides
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.
Include automatic speech in 35 languages and listening comprehension.
It gives immediate feedback after each answer, and automatically repeats missed questions until students have it mastered, so students learn faster.
9 Question Types
• Multiple Choice
• Multiple Answer
• Fill in the Blanks
• Short Write-In
• Long Write-In
Optionally allow partial credit.
Even write-in answers may be graded automatically:
Multiple answer keys allowed, partial credit too.
Optionally accept misspellings and incorrect punctuation.
Optionally accept equivalent math expressions, e.g. so "xn-3" and "-3+n(x)" are considered the same.
When grading essays and 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).
Set time limits on tests, with exceptions for individual students with special needs.
• 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.
Correct mistakes in tests, even while students are still working on them. Throw out questions as needed.
Text to Speech
Students can hear tests and lessons read aloud automatically using built-in lifelike speech synthesis.
Ideal for special needs, aural learners, and language learners.
Supports 35 languages.
Students may set it to speak slowly.
Create listening comprehension tests so students hear a spoken word or passage but do not see it written.
Math Equations & Chemistry
• Intuitive equation editor for math like
−b ± √ b 2 − 4ac
Shortcuts to type chemical equations like
without having to format sup/subscript.
+ + CO 3 2- → H 2O + CO 2↑
• Turn in files/photos online
• Write feedback directly on files/photos
• Online discussion forums
• Online tests
• Online interactive lessons
• Integrated messages, email, text messages
• Attendance automatically recorded from student logins
• Mobile app for tablets and smartphones
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)
Turn big data into decisions!
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 compare groups:
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.
Pre-Tests & Control Groups
Ready-made reports make statistical analysis easy:
Automatically pair pre-tests and post-tests.
Compare two groups of students, like one group using the new curriculum and the other using the old.
Determine statistical significance. Jupiter applies a T-test to determine if any increase was actual improvement or just random variance.
• 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.
Teamwork made easy.
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:
• Lesson Plans
Create a curriculum library for your school. Or browse the
EdStore for free materials.
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 too, so no need for 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.
Admissions & Forms
Payments & Donations
No more stacks of paperwork!
• No messy handwriting or manual data entry.
No redundant questions or forms for parents.
Ensure required forms & questions completed.
Automatically hide non-applicable questions.
Ad hoc forms for field trips, volunteers, etc.
Forms for staff and students too.
Enrollment & Registration
• Track new and returning students.
Upload documents for immunizations, residency, etc.
Register multiple children, no redundant forms.
Forecast enrollment counts in each grade level.
All-in-one: no imports or data sync needed.
Apply fees for individuals or groups.
Apply Course Fees automatically.
See who is overdue and who owes each fee.
Customize automatic Late Fees.
Mail or email invoices, and view online.
• Parents pay fees online by Credit, Debit, or ACH.
Add Convenience Fees for parents to cover all or part of the transaction fees.
Direct Deposit nightly, optionally in separate bank accounts for each school.
Mobile 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 processor fees, and no mandated late fees. Use online payments as much or little as you want.
• Increase giving with online payments 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.
Communication & Reports
Keep everyone in the loop!
Everything is translated automatically to any language for non-English 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
Fees & Balance
Personal Settings for notifications, contact info, etc.
Text & Email Alerts
Parents and students may receive automatic text or email alerts for:
• Missing Assignments
• Discipline Incidents
Staff may receive text or email alerts for:
• Discipline Referrals
Messages, Forums, Surveys
Send announcements and have discussion forums for students, parents, and/or staff.
Attach images and files
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
Easily view and grade students for their participation in forums, and apply automatic grading formulas.
Send messages to staff departments.
Personalized for each student and their parents:
Homework & tests
Team games & practices
Plus a Staff calendar for professional development, fire drills, etc.
And embed the public calendar in your school website (with custom look and feel), so no more double entry!
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 Emergency Info
• 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
Student Information System
Simplify scheduling, attendance, referrals,
Report Cards, Transcripts
• Traditional or Standards-based report cards. ( see sample)
Transcripts with weighted and unweighted GPA and credits.
Optionally include coursework in progress on transcripts.
Complete audit trail of changes to transcripts.
• 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.
Behavior Log & Referrals
• Customize 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.
Discipline statistics, with comparison of two date ranges to see if new initiatives are making a difference, schoolwide or 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 attach photos, videos, and screenshots, which is especially useful for cyber-bullying.
Reply to students to while they remain anonymous, so you can discuss it with them even when they are not ready to come forward.
Use also to report cheating, vandalism, theft, abuse, addiction, or any counseling needs.
Share name and IP address with police in emergencies.
Block Periods, Rotating Schedules
• Block periods
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 (different cohorts, Honors tracks, etc.).
Plan all classes needed to graduate for each student, and adjust as needed.
Automatically find all students who are off track to graduate.
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:
Seats, Lessons, Textbooks
• Drag-n-drop seats.
Not limited to strict rows & columns.
Optionally show student photos.
Randomly shuffle students to new seats.
• Create a library of lesson plans.
Schedule lessons 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.
Your data in your control.
Fastest technical support ever!
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.
Schedule automated imports/exports on specific days and times.
SFTP data files to/from your server or ours.
Clever is a partner for turn-key integration with other apps:
Import from almost any 3rd party SIS
Export to hundreds of
Access all your apps with one login
(Single Sign On).
• Android, iPhone, iPad
• Internet Explorer
No plug-ins required
• Access your account from any computer or device.
Nothing to install.
No files to save.
Upgrades are automatic.
• 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.
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.
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 school districts with 100,000’s of students.
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)
Secure, Private, FERPA Compliant
• No data shared with 3rd parties.
Automatic text/email alerts for suspicious logins.
Two-Factor Authentication, in case someone knows your password.
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.
Passwords are salted and hashed.
Defenses against malicious attacks: XSS, SQL injection, brute force, phishing, DDoS, and other exploits.
PCI compliant for online payments.
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.
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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