Napa Valley Unified School District Logo November 2013 Launch
175,000+ Students

Pro Features

  • Mobile Component
  • SIS Integration
All Napa Valley Unified School District schools offer an educational program designed to prepare all students for college and careers in the 21st Century through the Common Core State Standards and by emphasizing Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity.

Some schools offer the educational program through a specialized theme or instructional design. Specialized themes or instructional designs offered in District schools include Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), International Baccalaureate (IB), Dual Language Immersion, the Arts, Environmental Science, Waldorf Methods and New Technology School Model.

The District provides School Choice through an Open Enrollment policy offering parents/guardians an opportunity to apply to a school other than their School of Residence. Approval of an Open Enrollment Application is based on space availability at the school of choice.

In order to make this application process as easy as possible for families Smart Choice completed student information system integration with the online application with Napa Valley USD PowerSchool account.  This allowed families to input the student ID numbers for the children within their household to make the application quick and simple.  For administrators this meant ensuring that all data input into the application was accurate and consistent with the details in the main district database.

Because the Smart Choice system was connected to the SIS, elements like address and school zone as well as sibling priority were able to be automatically verified rather than manually checking each application for such preferences.

To make this process as accessible as possible to 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.  To increase the continuity of communication with parents, the district opted to utilize the Letter Builder component making the creation of paper letters simple, easy and effective.

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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

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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.

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