Jupiter SIS is a student information system for K-12 public, charter, and private schools. Cloud-hosted to save you thousands in IT costs, while providing maximum security, reliability, and scalability for school districts of any size. Jupiter was founded 8 years ago, and is currently used in 46 states for 2.9 million students.
There Really is a DifferenceEvery SIS claims to be easy to use, so don't trust the sales pitches. Jupiter is the only SIS that lets you try it hands-on. Once you compare them side-by-side, you'll see for yourself how Jupiter lets you get your job done quicker, with minimal training. That's why our clients don't just "like" Jupiter, they love it! Start your Free Trial account now!
Automated SchedulingAutomatically schedule all students based on course requests. Classes are balanced by size, gender, and even skill level — e.g., it checks each student's average math grades when placing them in math classes. It also avoids putting too many troublemakers in the same class, and you can prevent specific students from being together. Supports block, alternating, and rotating schedules on multiple calendars. Create multiple drafts to compare different scheduling scenarios. Automate walk-in scheduling too.
Course RequestsStudents can submit course requests online, and parents can approve it online, with write-in special requests. Teachers can make course recommendations online, and counselors can review requests online to ensure each student is on track to graduate.
Graduation RequirementsCreate individualized four-year plans for high school students, and automatically track their progress toward graduation and college-entrance requirements. You may customize multiple tracks.
Discipline ReferralsSubmit referrals online, and it automatically goes to the student's assigned AP, counselor, or homeroom teacher, so it's easy for everyone to manage their own caseload. Customize your discipline codes and disciplinary actions. Record disciplinary action, and escalate as needed. Track who owes detention, who showed up, and who skipped. Also log good behavior and non-disciplinary issues. Parents can receive automatic alerts by email or text message, and students can see their discipline log online, so they know they're accountable! Use the analytic report to determine if new programs are effective.
Student BillingMail or email invoices for fees & tuition. Apply course fees automatically to enrolled students. Track student balances, and see who's paid each fee. Parents and students can check their balances online.
AttendanceTeachers submit roll online by seating chart or roll sheet. The attendance clerk can verify who has taken roll, clear absences, generate generate reports and truancy notices, and calculate the ADA. You can even pre-excuse an entire team or class for upcoming activities. Supports period, daily, and half-day attendance.
Standards-Based GradingDefine your rubric scale and customize your report cards (see Sample Report Card). Teachers align each assessment to one or more objectives, so report cards are filled automatically, and teachers can see each student's progress and the class averages in real time. Calculate students' latest levels achieved, as advocated by Dr. Robert Marzano. View the overall proficiency level of each grade level for the whole school.
Curriculum Map & Lesson PlansTeachers can easily see how many assessments they have for each objective in each grading period. The can enter their lesson plans online, and share them with other teachers.
Lunch CountsPost your breakfast and lunch menus online for students and parents. Teachers submit lunch counts online along with their attendance. The office sees who has not submitted their counts yet, and the total counts for the day.
SubstitutesSubstitute teachers have a special login to take roll. 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.
GPA & EligibilityAutomatically list any athletes with low grades or GPA's to see if they're eligible to play, or list students eligible for Honor Roll, and so on.
State ReportingJupiter currently exports data for AR, AZ, CA, GA, IL, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, OR, VT, and WA. We are rapidly adding more states this year, so please let us know if you'd like your state to be added.
ReportsEasy-to-read, easy-to-print reports:
Parent PortalParents and students can login anytime to check their current grades and homework. Everyone has their own password, so grades are always private. Everything is updated live, so you never need to upload anything. Or you can turn off web access and email grades instead.
Homework Calendar & FilesStudents and parents see all homework on one page for all their classes, including assignment descriptions and downloadable documents. It even reminds them of big upcoming projects and overdue assignments. All this is automatic, so it's minimal work for teachers. Plus each student has their own digital file locker, so they can work on their files from any computer at school or home.
MobileThe mobile version for iPhone, iPad, and Android has something for everyone: Teachers can enter roll and grades, and submit referrals. Admins can receive referrals and locate students. Parents and students can check grades and homework anywhere.
Spanish TranslationReport cards, comments, email, and alerts are translated to Spanish automatically for Spanish-speaking parents. Parents can set their own language preference online.
Email & AlertsEmail progress reports and send text messages directly from Jupiter to parents and students. Also set automatic alerts for parents whenever a student is absent, missing assignments, or has low grades.
Team Teaching & TA'sTeam teachers can share a class and enter grades at the same time. Also you can give restricted access to TA's to enter grades and homework for you, without seeing other students' total grades.
TransfersGrades are transferred automatically if students change periods or teachers. Also you can reassign entire classes to a different teacher if needed.
Report Cards & TranscriptsProgress reports, report cards, and transcripts pull grades directly from teachers' gradebooks when they are ready. Customize you GPA's for Honors and AP classes. You may access grades from any year.
Textbooks & LockersManage your inventory of textbooks, projectors, and other assets. See who has them checked out and where they are located. Assign hall lockers and gym lockers to students automatically, and look up combinations.
Web-basedJupiter is completely web-based, so you can access it from any web-browser without installing any software or plug-ins. Compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari; Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, or Android.
Cloud HostingJupiter provides full-service cloud hosting, so you can save thousands on IT costs, and significantly lower your total cost of ownership. We handle all maintenance, backups, and upgrades. Rackspace is our data center for maximum security, reliability, and scalability for school districts of any size. Our servers are optimized to handle millions of students, processing each webpage in less than half a second during peak hours!
Security & PrivacyJupiter uses SSL encryption, and all passwords are salted and hashed for maximum security. It automatically detects suspicious logins and alerts you immediately by email. You can assign role-based security restrictions for teachers, clerks, counselors, AP's, principals, etc., plus make individual exceptions. We have proven defenses against malicious attacks (XSS, DDoS, SQL injection, brute force, phishing, etc.). Jupiter is fully compliant with FERPA and COPPA.
BackupsOur servers are backed up nightly, and you can view and restore grades and attendance from any date whenever you want. Also our servers use redundant disk drives, routers, and power generators for maximum uptime.
SupportTechnical support is available by phone or email. Because Jupiter is web-based, we can remotely view your account whenever you need support, and even adjust your settings for you. (For privacy, you may block us from seeing personally identifiable student information.) Most questions are answered in less than one hour.