Student Support Services
At Jakarta Intercultural School, inclusion is a commitment to welcome, embrace, value, and educate a diverse range of learners. We believe diversity enriches our community and creates a learning environment that reflects the natural complexity of our world. Inclusion fosters opportunities for all members of our community to grow and thrive. As a community, we develop empathy, compassion, and an evolving perspective as we learn alongside others with different backgrounds and abilities.
JIS can offer places at each grade level to a managed number of students who require support services. Areas of support include: English as an Additional Language (EAL), speech and language services (Elementary and Middle School only), occupational therapy (Elementary School only), academic learning support, classroom guidance, and individual counseling.
The admission of any student with identified needs (language or learning) is determined on a case-by-case basis using multiple sources of information, such as school records, evaluations, Individual Learning Plans, and in some cases, an interview. Admission is contingent on a match between the student's needs and the school’s ability to provide the required support. Please reach out to the admissions team if you have any questions about the application process or to schedule a visit.
The Student Support Team (SST) is a multidisciplinary group of professionals who meet regularly to develop strategies to assist students who are experiencing academic, social or emotional challenges, to collaborate with teachers and parents on these strategies, and to initiate interventions that address areas of concern. This team also helps determine admission of applicants, and eligibility and exit criteria for student support services. Students may be referred to the Student Support Team by teachers, parents, and/or counselors if a need is warranted.
Members of the SST may consist of the following:
- Classroom Teacher
- Learning Support Specialist
- EAL Specialist (English as an Additional Language)
- School Psychologist
- Speech and Language Pathologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Principal or Vice Principal
English as an Additional Language
Counseling, Therapeutic, and Psychological Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Speech & Language Services
Health and Wellness
JIS is able to enroll a number of students who require learning support. The Learning Support Program provides support for students with identified learning needs by providing a continuum of services based on identified best practices and advocating for continual improvement of the learning environment to promote success for all students at Jakarta Intercultural School.
JIS Learning Support Specialists collaborate with counselors, students, and families to develop a support plan for students in the program. The Learning Support Program offers support through a variety of models, including direct support, in-class support, and monitor support.
Entry into the Learning Support Program follows a referral process to determine eligibility for services.
For students with moderate to significant learning needs and global developmental delays, we have a specialized life-centered education program called the JIS Learning Center.
The primary objective of the English as an Additional Language Program is (EAL) is to support students whose first language is not English and have not yet achieved proficiency in English reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Entry to the EAL program is based upon fulfillment of JIS Admissions requirements that include a review of previous school records as well as the results of the applicant’s placement evaluation.
EAL teachers provide materials, collaborate on designing programs and developing in-class strategies, and co-teach and model good practice in the classroom.
Occupational Therapy services are available for students in EY through Grade 5. Services are designed to best meet a child’s needs through a continuum of services, from support in the classroom to pull-out specific intervention sessions.The JIS Occupational Therapist provides a limited service and as such, formal assessments are referred out to private therapists.
Speech and Language services are available for students in EY 1 through Grade 8. At JIS, Speech-Language Pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech (articulation and fluency), language, social communication, and cognitive-communication disorders in children. Speech and Language services at JIS are limited and as such, formal assessments may be referred out to private therapists.
Our school wide goals include wellness and balance. JIS provides medical services to international quality standards and promotes a lifestyle of health, wellness and balance to our Jakarta Intercultural School community. Each division has a team dedicated to promote these values among their students, faculty and staff.