Manor ISD Launches Application & Lottery Process with Smart Choice Technologies

By February 14, 2017News

Smart Choice Technologies is pleased to announce that Manor Independent Schools District has launched its new parent application, process for its Middle and High School New Tech Programs for the upcoming 17-18 school year.

Manor Independent School District’s offers two schools, one at the high school level and one at the middle school level that follow the New Tech Model. The goal is to prepare students to excel in an information-based and technologically- advanced society. Within the New Tech Middle and High Schools, students develop problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, and the resiliency they need to succeed in a rapidly-changing and competitive world.

To accommodate this goal, Smart Choice enhanced a variety of existing features and built out new features focused on making the process accessible, easy and efficient for parents and administrators for this new online endeavor.

Address Verification

As part of Manor’s placement process, it is essential for district administrators to know which students live in or out of county or within specific school boundaries. Rather than having to manually check each applicants address, the Smart Choice system automatically verifies applicant addresses against the county’s boundaries and zoned schools for a quick, easy and accurate processing of student applications based on the data points that are relevant to the district and its needs.

Lottery Seat Manager

Each lottery and placement process that is created at Smart Choice is customized and configured specifically to meet the overall needs of the district and its rules and policies.  For Manor ISD, seats can be allocated in a variety of ways based on the applicant pool at hand. Because this process differs day to day as students submit applications, they need a way to manage this process in an efficient and flexible way. Smart Choice developed a custom seat management tool allowing the district to set the rules for seats at each program within each grade making it easy to hold seats open for in district vs out of district students or even pull students based on their zoned school determined by their address.

Check out the application website developed for Manor ISD Stay tuned for more details about the development of their system!

We are thrilled to have Manor ISD as part of the Smart Choice family.

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