Student Settings

Student Age Format 

This setting allows you to choose how you'd like to display student ages in many areas of Jackrabbit. Display Year Only will display the student's age in years only, eg. 10. Display Year and Month will display the student's age in years and months, eg. 10 yrs, 2 mths.

Custom Grade Levels

Jackrabbit provides a listing of standard grade level fields, however, it is also possible to create custom grade levels. When Custom Grade Levels is set to Yes, you will be able to define custom grade levels to assign to your students. 

To define your custom grade levels go to the Tools menu > Edit Settings and select Drop-down Lists from the left menu. The Grade Levels drop-down is located in the Student section.

You will only see the Grade Levels drop-down option if your Student Setting, Custom Grade Levels, (Tools > Edit Settings > Student Settings) is set to Yes.

If you choose not to use custom grade levels, and use the standard grade levels provided by Jackrabbit, you will have the option to change the grade level for several students at once. See Is there a way for me to change the student grade level for all students at once? for more details.

Eligible for Makeup when Absent

When a student is absent, this setting determines when you will be prompted for their eligibility to do a makeup class. 

  • If you have several rules regarding makeup eligibility and each absence must be assessed individually, use the Select with Each Absence setting. 
  • If you always allow your students to makeup a missed class, set this to Always Allow Makeups to have the Eligible checkbox default to checked for every absence. 
  • If you do not allow your students to makeup classes, setting this to Never Allow Makeups will hide the Eligible checkbox completely.

Hide Citizenship

When set to Yes, the Citizenship field is hidden on the Student's Summary tab.