Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies


  • Attention incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders:

    Course selection for the 2020-2021 school year will begin Wednesday, April 2nd.  Please click below for course descriptions (2020-2021 Elective Course Descriptions). 

    Course Registration Selection Instructions

    1. Go to mysdmc.manateeschools.net
    2. Login with student ID and password
    3. Click on the Schoology tile
    4. Click on Groups (located on the blue bar at the top of the screen)
    5. Click on Johnson K-8 grade-level group (i.e. Incoming 6th, 6th, or 7th)
    6. Locate recent post by counselor Mollie Cooley titled: Registration/Course Selection Process. Read and follow directions posted
      • Will need to click on “Elective Choice Form” link
    7. Follow directions on link and submit form
    • NOTE: If when you click on the form link, your screen tells you to enter Microsoft account information use:
      • Email: student’s SDMC email
      • Password: student’s SDMC password (same as Schoology/Focus password)
    • If you need assistance or do not know your student’s email, please contact Mollie Cooley, MYP School Counselor at cooleym@manateeschools.net

    We have some exciting new electives to offer next year, including Dance, Computer Coding, and a Technology Student Association class. Stay tuned for the course description list to be posted soon.

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Welcome to Johnson School of International Studies

  • Mission Statement
    The mission of Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies is to inspire students to achieve academic excellence, embrace global diversity, and become lifelong learners.

    Vision Statement
    To be a premier International Baccalaureate Programme.

    About Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies
    Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies was authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization in July of 2009 to become an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme World School. As the only 100% choice middle school in Manatee County, we have a diverse population with an overall enrollment of 550 students. In grades six through eight, students are placed on teams for language arts, mathematics, science, and individuals and societies (social studies). We offer Spanish and French. Elective classes also support the core academic curriculum. We are proud to be a part of an active school community where learning and teaching are embraced. The faculty and staff provide a quality educational experience for our students. We offer the structure, academic environment, and caring atmosphere to enable students to be successful. Each student is treated with respect and encouraged to reach his or her highest potential. With the assistance of our PTO, School Advisory Council, and numerous other parent volunteers, we will help our students to soar worldwide.


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