JIS studio is rooted in the understanding that feedback is necessary for growth and excellence. Learners seek continuous improvement through multiple iterations and attempts, and we recognize how much we can learn from our mistakes as we create a culture of learning and curiosity.
Same learning standards, reached in a different way.
Students in grades 7 and 8 will meet the same JIS learning standards as all other students through a condensed schedule of English, Social Studies, Advisory, and one elective course, all in one “JIS Studio” course block.
Theme based projects, integrate all different content areas.
Rather than moving from class to class or subject to subject students work through theme based problems and projects which integrate all different content areas.
Assessed on learning standards and skills.
Students are assessed on learning standards and skills, while providing their own frequent feedback on the JIS dispositions (4R’s: relating, resilience, responsibility and resourcefulness).
Is JIS Studio the right fit for your child?
If it sounds like it is, or if you aren't sure and want to learn more, let us know!
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Yes definitely. JIS Studio is probably the best program I have ever signed up for. It really encourages you to pursue your passions and show your character during class. I also learned much more about myself.
Kirana, Grade 7 2020 Cohort
Yes I would because JIS Studio is a class where people can come to strengthen their skills and to challenge themselves (just as I have with my poetry and my passion project) with their choice of learning. I feel like JIS Studio lets students be more independent and it allows students to learn what they want during their autonomous times. I would also recommend it because JIS Studio is a lot of fun!
Anna, Grade 7 2020 Cohort
I already have because JIS Studio has been a life saver for me, it's been helping me deal with the stress of other classes, what I mean is compared to my other classes, studio is a lot more personal and fun.
Sabine, Grade 7 2020 Cohort
“I definitely would. Besides being a totally unique and effective style of teaching, the community that has been built is just amazing. I think the autonomy is a very important part of JIS Studio but all the group projects really helped me grow my social skills.
Finneas, Grade 7 2020 Cohort
Founded on Educational Research
JIS Studio is based on the research-backed approach of strengths and interest-based, experiential learning. We know that “learning endures when students are emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually engaged and when they feel safe, seen, and supported. Students who build on strengths rather than focusing on deficits end up with deeper and more enduring learning.” (Lopez and Louis).
Inspired by Audacious Educators
JIS studio wants to thank all of the audacious educators for inspiring us and offering feedback to help us throughout our journey in building this program.