A Focus on High Level of Student Achievement, JIS stresses student learning and using some time for activities unrelated to learning.
Most of the day is spent by students working on curriculum requirements. Classroom instructional time is protected, with minimal interruptions.
There is collaboration and teamwork among teachers. Classroom resources address cultural diversity.
What homework is and the reasons for giving it, are understood by all stakeholders.
All students are given opportunities to improve academically.
Students acknowledge learning as their duty and know why they are learning.
All students are provided with the resources and opportunities to succeed.
Students have opportunities through extra- and co-curricular activities to achieve success outside of the classroom.
Students and parents understand the expected achievement levels and indicators of success.
Leadership roles are highly prized and students have the opportunity to play them.
Climate of High Expectation for Success
There is regular measurement of students’ academic progress.
Different assessment methods are employed, and the results are used to improve student learning.
Teachers inform students and parents about expectations for students’ work.
Information on students’ progress is collected and communicated to parents progressively.
Teachers understand the achievement levels as described in the Ministry of Education’s curriculum policy documents, and apply these levels consistently.
Teachers strive to provide enriched learning experiences throughout the day.