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Junior Jet Corner


Shirt Options:

Light grey Junior Jets t-shirt (purchased from school)

White Junior Jets t-shirt (purchased from school)

Solid white polo shirt (no logos or embellishments)

Solid light grey hoodie (purchased from school or provided on own with no logos or embellishments)



Solid black or khaki pants, shorts, or skirts (no logos, stripes, or embellishments)

No blue jeans


Students are allowed to wear their purple "Junior Jets" shirt every Friday. 


Junior Jets Uniform Order Form

What is Advisory?

All Junior Jets take an advisory class that is focused on student's personal, social, and emotional growth. The activities vary slightly from class to class, but are based on the following themes:

  • Social justice
  • College and career exploration
  • Physical health and it's correlation to mental health
  • The teenage brain
  • Smart technology use 
  • Multicultural appreciation
  • Environmental awareness

A week of advisory is typically structured in the following way:


Mondays & Tuesdays - Discovery Days (focused on above topics)

Wednesdays - Jet Pride Day (focused on JETS SOAR curriculum)

Thursdays - Structured Study Hall

Fridays - Active Fridays (focused on physical education and/or nutrition)



Junior Jets Enrollment - 2018-2019

Junior Jets will begin accepting applications for the 2018- 2019 school year from November 13 through January 19th. The open enrollment application is available on the AUSD Enrollment website or here:


Junior Jets Open Enrollment Application 2018-2019


Junior Jets Information Evenings

We encourage you to attend one of our Junior Jets Information Evenings to learn more about our program from current students and staff. These events will be held in Room 604 on Encinal's campus.

  • Thursday, November 16th, 6:30 - 7:30
  • Thursday, December 14th, 6:30 - 7:30 


Classroom Tours and Visits

Additionally, we are offering many opportunities to attend a tour and experience our program first hand. These tours will allow you to visit each sixth grade classroom, observe lessons, and ask any questions you have about our program. Both parents and students are welcome to attend these tours. Please make sure to rsvp, as spaces fill up quickly. 

  • Tuesday, November 28th - FULL
  • Thursday, November 30th
  • Thursday, December 7th
  • Thursday, December 14th - FULL
  • Thursday, January 11th 
  • Tuesday, January 16th - FULL
  • Thursday, January 18th - FULL


Important Enrollment Dates

Again, please make sure to submit your online Open Enrollment Application between November 13 - January 19th. 

Upcoming College and Career Studies

This fall brings many opportunities for our students to explore their college and career options. Make sure to ask your children about these important events and lessons:

Second Annual Career Day:

On Wednesday, November 29th, we will be welcoming 20+ guests to campus to share their career paths and experiences. This is a day rich with practical learning and exploration. If you are interested in speaking with our students about your career (or know someone else who should), please complete this quick form:


Advisory Lessons:
Throughout the months of October and November, our students will be exploring college and career options in their advisory classes. These lessons guide students through envisioning their future professional and personal lives, analyzing the costs associated with those choices, exploring career options that match their strengths, interests, and personal and financial goals, and then researching education options to get them there. Students will be using online interest surveys and research tools to complete these steps. 


College Field Trips:

All Junior Jets will be visiting college campuses this fall:

  • 6th Grade - UC Berkeley (and Hearst Anthropology Museum)
  • 7th Grade - UC Berkeley and Laney College
  • 8th Grade - San Francisco State (and Fort Point) on November 2nd.


7th Grade at UC Berkeley on October 23rd:

7th Grade at Laney College on October 23rd:

2017 Junior Jets Track & Field

Classroom Highlights

College Fieldtrip Highlights

Junior Jets Around Campus

Junior Jet Staff

Andrews, Kelly
Counselor & JJ Coordinator
Beering, Frank
Teacher of 8th Grade Science; JJ Athletic Director
Crawford, Katherine
Teacher of 6th Grade Core (Math/Science), 7th Grade Math & ELD
Denery, John
Teacher of 7th & 8th Grade Math
Diener, C, Christopher
Teacher of 8th Grade Core (ELA & History) & ELD
DiLando, Todd
Teacher of Junior Jet PE
Grant, Shelley
Teacher of Chemistry, & 7th Grade Science
Hopkins, Tina
Teacher of 7th Grade Core & Advisory
Hurst, Daniel
Kahane, Gene
Teacher of Drama & Public Speaking
Kahn, Sylvia
Teacher of Strategic Academic Support
Kenney, Diana
Teacher of Digital Citizenship, 6th Grade Digital Literacy, Yearbook; Tech Lead
Ku, Yu Chong (Jenny)
Teacher of 6th Grade Core (Math & Scirence) & 6th Grade Art
Lee, Andrew
Teacher of AP World History, Modern World History & 8th Grade Core
Mason, Michelle
Teacher of 7th Grade Core (ELA & History) & Advisory
Ortiz, Marjorie
Teacher of Dance and Advisory
Parodi, Ronald
Teacher of 6th Grade Core (ELA & History) & Advisory
Philips, Jenna
Teacher of Global Justice & 8th Grade Core (ELA & Hist)
Stickle, Sarah
Teacher of 6th Grade Core (ELA & History), and Advisory