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Over 175,000 Students
Launched in November 2013

Pro Features

  • Mobile Component
  • SIS Integration
Baltimore County Public Schools provides a wide range of magnet schools with unique educational environments, innovative instructional programs, and specialized programs.

In order to streamline the application process for parents and decrease the workload of administrators throughout the district, BCPS teamed with Smart Choice Technologies to transition their process from paper to an online application and lottery management system.

To make this process as accessible as possible for all families, the Smart Choice ON THE GO mobile component was implemented allowing parents to submit and manage applications directly from their smart phone or tablet.

The system also incorporated address verification to let parents know whether or not their child would receive BCPS transportation for each selected choice.

Additionally, the Scheduling Component was utilized to give parents the ability to schedule assessments online within the application process. The Scheduling Component is also equipped with management tools allowing administrators to track and manage assessment scheduling.

With real time updates from the Smart Choice System, BCPS families are always informed about their application and lottery placement status.

During the implementation process, Bryan Stoll, Supervisor of Magnet Programs said “We’ve been getting a large number of compliments on how easy it is to use the application your team developed for BCPS and how well it works. We’re getting ready to launch the application for parents to use in September and everyone in our office and the schools is very excited about what the system will be able to do to make our work more efficient.”

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The Smart Choice System has allowed us to fine tune how we handle our lottery process and how we get our message across to parents and community members.

Randall Domingue, Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator, Lafayette Parish Schools of Choice

Not only has the Smart Choice system improved the user experience for our application and lottery process, it has created a new system of accountability and control for our district choice process.

Enid Rey, Director of School Choice, Hartford Public Schools

The excellent customer service provided by the Smart Choice team has been the best we have ever received. The staff was so responsive to our districts needs...This application and lottery management system has truly been the “Smart Choice” for Durham Public Schools.

Donna Hudson, Director of Student Assignment, Durham Public Schools

Smart Choice Technologies has been all that Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) could have hoped for in an online application management and lottery system and more! What makes Smart Choice Technologies stand out...

Sherry Kully, Elementary Magnet Schools Coordinator, Glendale Unified School District

Smart Choices’ customer services and system tailoring have proven to be very helpful, quick and precise in meeting needs for the first year rollout. We look forward to a long relationship with Smart Choice.

Lou Kruger, Executive Director, St. Louis Public School Magnet and Choice School Placement
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