JIS Learning Center: A Life-Centered Education Program
As an extension of our current Student Support Services, the JIS Learning Center provides additional support for students with moderate to significant learning needs and global developmental delays. Our self-contained setting with personalized learning is targeted to meet various physical, behavioral, academic, and socio-emotional needs.
At JIS, when we say that we strive to “Be Best for the World,” we are referring to the entire world. A world filled with people with diverse backgrounds, histories, and even learning profiles. We believe that our schools should be a reflection of society at large.
The individualized curriculum will include modified academic instruction in areas such as reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as additional instruction in adaptive and daily living skills, social skills, and building independence based on each child’s Individualized Learning Plan (ILP).
Highly-trained faculty and staff will support students through academic interventions, motor development therapy, social skills training, and speech/language therapy.
A self-contained classroom is structured to minimize distraction and increase individual attention allowing students to take advantage of the personalized, tailored approach to their education.
Small class sizes of no more than eight students allow for individualized focus on learning needs and personalized attention for each child. In addition, our maximum teacher-to-student ratio of 1:4 gives the teacher more time to identify and work with each students’ strengths and challenges.
All students are an integral part of our JIS community. For each student receiving services in the JIS Learning Center, their level of participation in mainstream classes will be determined by their ILP. Opportunities to learn and grow alongside typically developing peers are an essential component of our inclusion program.
Listen to a conversation with Interim Head of School Maya Nelson and Education Specialist Donise Lyons, as they go into detail about the JIS Learning Center, why inclusion is in education is important, and JIS’s student support services.
Is the JIS Learning Center program 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!
Our comprehensive admissions process is designed to ensure this program is the right fit for your child and family. This may include meetings with parents and the applicant’s previous teachers, in-school observations, independent assessments, and a full review of all documents by our student support team.