Rochester City School District Launches Applications & Lottery Process with Smart Choice Technologies

By July 16, 2018News

Smart Choice Technologies is pleased to announce that Rochester City School District has launched its new parent application, lottery, and student transfer processes for elementary through high school students for the upcoming 18-19 school year.

Rochester City School District’s goal is to provide a quality education that ensures their students graduate with the skills to be successful in a democratic society and the global economy.  

To accommodate this goal, Smart Choice enhanced a variety of existing features within the Smart Choice platform and built out new features focused on making the process accessible, easy and efficient for parents and administrators for this new online endeavor.

SIS Integration

In order to allow for existing students, already enrolled in the district to easily submit their application, Smart Choice worked with the Rochester City School District’s team to integrate with their existing student information system. This allows parents to securely look up their student at the beginning of the application process making it simple to fill out the application form with most demographic information being pre-populated from the student’s record.

Student Transfers

In addition to their lottery applications, the district also has their voluntary and safety transfer applications available to parents through the Smart Choice system. This system allows parents to submit online transfer requests using a simple to use parent account and simple multi-step application process. The Smart Choice platform easily adapts to multiple processes offered for parents with easy to build forms and tools to make even the most complex processes simple and easy for all.

School Finder

This feature allows parents to review and compare schools within Rochester City School District by a number of search criteria in a few simple steps.  Parents have the option to enter their home address and the grade that their student will be in. This will showcase all schools accepting applications or transfers for their student’s grade in an interactive map view in comparison to their home address along with easy access right into the application process.

Letter Builder

The Smart Choice system allows administrators within RCSD to easily send customized letters to their applying families, with the Smart Choice Letter Builder feature. It provides an online toolset that makes quick work for district administrators to create, print, and distribute hundreds or thousands of letters to parents and students with consistent messaging and branding.

Check out the application website developed for Rochester City School District and stay tuned for more details about the development of their system!

We are thrilled to have Rochester City School District as part of the Smart Choice family.