Work faster, smarter, simpler…happier 😀
Smart Choice offers a variety of advanced Pro Features to further customize the system to meet your school or district’s needs. From Appointment Scheduling to Text/SMS Messaging notifications, our Pro Features offer a robust toolset making the use of the Smart Choice system as unique as your school or district’s current processes.
Learn more about Smart Choice Pro Features below.
SMART CHOICE PRO FEATURE LINEUP
Smart School Search Tools for Smarter School Choice!
The Smart Choice School Finder solution is a powerful guided school search tool that assists parents as they explore school options based on their child’s interests, needs and school proximity to their home address. Parents can browse, compare, save and apply to schools using this smart search toolset.
Seamless integration. Flexible options.
The Smart Choice platform integrates with many student information systems. Capabilities vary from one system to the next, but generally include integration of student information to pre-populate student application forms, verification of address and sibling relationships.
Anywhere, anytime messaging
Use of mobile devices has dramatically changed the way parents communicate. The Smart Choice SMS/Text Messaging Pro Feature provides parents application status updates, lottery placement and registration notices via text messages directly to their personal cell phones. In fact, you can opt to have any and all email notifications copied and forwarded to parents as text notifications.
Schedule. Track. Smile. It’s really that easy.
The Scheduling component provides a set of online scheduling and tracking tools for programs that require testing, interviews, evaluations or auditions. The component makes scheduling and tracking these appointments efficient for both applicants and administrators. Eliminate the hassle and frustration of scheduling errors forever.
Simple. Secure. Streamlined.
Streamline fee and tuition collection! Add online payment options to your applications and enrollment forms using many of the most trusted online payment processors. With a variety of options available, we’ll make sure you have the best payment solution to fit your needs, whether you’re a small school or large district.
Communication made easy…so easy
It makes communication faster and easier than ever. The Letter Builder provides an online toolset that makes quick work for administrators when you need to create, print and distribute hundreds or thousands of letters to parents and students. Build a library of templates so you never have to repeat yourself.
Your District. Your School. Your Look.
Smart Choice offers a custom design option to give your school or district application and recruiting sites a unique look-and-feel, providing consistent branding across all of your online content. It’s a great option for schools and districts that want to effectively market their schools and programs. It takes your recruiting and parent portal sites to the next level and gives your parents and students the high-impact experience they expect.
Premium Training Materials
Training materials tailored to fit your users’ needs
Smart Choice offers a number of advanced training options to meet the needs of your school or district. This option includes customized training manuals and videos for your school or district’s unique system configurations. Manuals and videos can be created for different user levels, which allows a tailored training experience for each user.
Student recommendations the easy way 😉
Do your programs require student recommendations? This pro feature makes the process fast and easy for teachers, applicants and administrators! Requests, responses, tracking and reviews of teacher recommendations are made simple with our robust toolset. Say goodbye to tedium and complexity.
Enrollment & Registration
Extend it! Streamline it!
The Smart Choice Enrollment & Registration Pro Feature streamlines the online enrollment and or re-enrollment process for both new and returning students. Your school or district can use the Enrollment & Registration feature as a stand-alone solution or as a Pro Feature with the Application, Lottery and Wait List solutions.
Centralized Administration. Easy Management.
Interactive appeals equip schools or districts with an automated process for collection, review and management of appeals across all activities, including lottery placements, enrollment status or transfer decisions. Parents can appeal decisions directly from their dashboard, making the process simple, easy and efficient for parents as well as administrators.
Your rules. Student transfers your way.
As a compliment to our standard application, enrollment and lottery features, Smart Choice offers an online feature set for transfer applications. Parents can submit online transfer requests using a simple multi-step application process. Include school or district transfer rules, regulations and guidelines to ensure only qualified transfers are accepted.
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