Smart Choice Launches New PreK-12 Centralized Enrollment Platform

LAFAYETTE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#centralizedenrollmentSmart
Choice Technologies
announced the launch of its new platform today,
the Smart
Choice Centralized Enrollment Solution
. The platform is designed to
streamline and simplify the enrollment process for parents and
administrators in cities and regions that have centralized their PreK-12
enrollment.

School choice in PreK-12 systems has taken root across the country
expanding educational opportunities for families by giving them more
school choices, options beyond their locally zoned schools.

Centralized enrollment systems extend choices to include citywide or
regional schools, allowing parents to apply to public schools, magnet
schools, academies and charter schools outside of their zoning and
district assignments.

Centralized enrollment efforts in Denver, New Orleans, Detroit,
Washington, DC, and New York are shining examples of how cities are
embracing school choice. Centralizing enrollment under one system offers
many benefits, but it also poses major challenges.

Smart Choice’s Centralized Enrollment Solution not only helps reduce
administrative costs, it also solves many of the toughest centralized
enrollment challenges.

At the stakeholder level, it has overcome challenges related to
administrative complexity and diversity in the PreK-12 application and
enrollment process by compartmentalizing administration among
participating entities, often independently governed and managed
districts, charter schools and other organizations.

Its tiered user management system allows centralized administration,
distributed administration or a combination of both. This unrivaled
flexibility provides for every administration and system management
model.

At the parent level, the solution simplifies complexity by providing
parents a simple, single application and enrollment process. Commonly,
centralized enrollment systems allow parents to apply each child to more
than one school or program. Smart Choice has solved the complexity
challenges related to “multiple choices” per child through its dynamic
single application process.

Once applications are submitted, Smart Choice’s centralized enrollment
system automates the selection and placement process to place students
according to how parents have ranked their “multiple” school choices, as
well as the priorities, rules and requirements set by participating
entities.

The system ensures fairness, transparency, and accountability. No
student can occupy more than one seat across the centralized enrollment
system, and waitlist options and alternate choices are provided for
those not placed in their top choices.

Learn
more about Smart Choice and its Centralized Enrollment Solution
.

Contacts

Smart Choice Technologies
Geoff Daily, 877-650-5208
twitter.com/SmartChoiceTech