Saint Louis Public SchoolsApproximately 26,000 Students
Magnet Programs
27 Programs Offered

Pro Features

  • Mobile Component
  • SIS Integration
  • Letter Builder
  • Custom Reports
For nearly three decades, St. Louis City and County families have experienced extraordinary educational opportunities at local magnet schools.

Today, applying to these schools is now faster and easier than ever, thanks to the new Smart Choice blind lottery and online application system.
St. Louis’ theme-based, gifted and specialty programs give students two choices from eligible schools, using the Smart Choice platform to apply to their two choice schools.

Each program requires completion of different forms, therefore the Smart Choice system was configured to allow each program the ability to collect the data needed based on each’s specific requirements.
Applications are accepted both online and offline (paper applications). Smart Choice administrators can easily integrate paper applications with online-submitted applications.

This feature provides an online interface to all applicants though the system’s online parent dashboard. The dashboard allows parents to review applications, make changes and even accept or decline seats. The dashboard also delivers important alerts and notifications from administrators to parents.

St. Louis accepts out-of-district applications. In order to manage these out-of-district schools, as well as availability of programs by district schools, the administrative component was configured to make these updates easy and efficient for district staff using our Interdistrict Support module.
This feature provides the option to input multiple districts, connect schools to a specific district and even manage availability of programs by grade for each district in the system.

Soon after St. Louis Public Schools launched the new online enrollment application and blind lottery system, parents were raving about its simple and easy to use application system.

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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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From single schools to some of the largest school districts in the U.S., Smart Choice Solutions are making parents and school administrators happy! That makes us happy 😀
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