Houston Independent School District LogoNovember 2013 Launch
532,000+ Students
148,000+ Applications

Pro Features

  • Mobile Responsive Design
  • SIS Integration
  • Parent Tutorial Videos
  • Online Recommendations
  • Online Scheduling
  • Student Transfers / Appeals
The Houston ISD is known for it’s many magnet school programs and opportunities for students all throughout the Greater Houston region. In 2013, The Houston ISD has taken a step into the future will a new, online application and lottery management system by Smart Choice Technologies. This year alone there were 16,747 more applications collected than in past years, with the majority of those received through the new online application system,” said Dr. Lupita Hinojosa.

Providing the latest in application and lottery software, Smart Choice Technologies was able to help the Houston ISD transition to a seamless, online process. From applying from a computer or even a smartphone or tablet, the Houston ISD has extended the application process for parents to apply anywhere at anytime!

With full SIS integration, many fields within the online application can be pre-populated using student data in Chancery, Houston ISD’s Student Information System. Additional features like Online Recommendations as well as Test and Audition Scheduling have been incorporated into the online application process.

Complete translation of the application as well as email notifications to parents are included within the system, giving full access to all families in the Houston area. Also, all notifications are sent in real time, so parents will always know the status of their child’s application! Now, not only will the Houston ISD be known for its vast choices in magnet programs and outstanding educational opportunities, it will be known for its ease of application and constant communication with parents!

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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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