Student Academic Support

  • Academic Tutoring

    Content area teachers assist students in their classrooms. 

    Tuesdays 8:15-8:50am for Math

    Wednesdays 8:15-8:50am for Language Arts, Science and Social Studies

    How does my student participate?

    Students do not need a pass on the designated day. 

  • STAR Time

    Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm in the Media Center

    This is an after-school opportunity to complete homework, make up assignments or make up tests. A teacher is on call to assist, but full tutoring is not provided.

    How does my student participate?

    Contact classroom teacher to sign up. Locate teacher emails in the Staff Directory on the Jones MS website. 

  • Extended Learning Time

    Extending Learning Time (ELT) is an opportunity for teachers to work with a small group of students in order to provide remediation, re-teaching opportunities and/or enrichment. 

    How does my student participate?

    Teachers will provide students with a pass to ELT during Connections on Fridays. 

  • Saturday School

    Saturdays (twice a month) from 9:00-11:00am in the Media Center

    Saturday School meets every other Saturday for students to complete assignments and receive tutoring. Saturday School dates can be found on the school calendar. Teachers and high school volunteers are present to assist students. Saturday School is occasionally cancelled due to a low number of students signed up.

    How does my student participate?

    Parents may sign up by clicking on the Saturday School link. Parents must sign up students by 5pm the Wednesday before each Saturday School session so that teachers may prepare the assignments. 

  • Go2Gwinnett Parent Portal

    This is a tool designed to enhance the communication and involvement of parents in their child's education. The Parent Portal will allow online, timely, and secure access to monitor your child's academic progress and current attendance. To sign up or get assistance with the Parent Portal click on the link: Parent Portal Signup and Assistance

  • Student Support Team

    The Student Support Team (SST) exists to help classroom teachers identify students that are having difficulty either academically or behaviorally and to recommend alternative instructional strategies for that student. The team reviews and considers all available information about an individual student. Parents and/or teachers can refer a student to the SST committee. If a parent has any questions concerning the referral process, he or she should contact either the student's teacher or assistant principal. 

  • Academic Assistance Program

    These programs provide an intervention for students who do not achieve a passing grade after 1st semester. AAP information sheets and schedules are sent home with students in report card envelopes in January.

  • Counseling Department

    School counseling services are available to all students. A counselor is assigned to each grade level. The goal for the guidance and counseling program is to help students be academically and personally successful. The Jones Middle School Counselors will work closely with “at-risk” students in order to help these students be more successful.