The Smart Choice platform was developed to help PreK-12 private, parochial and public school and district administrators overcome the heady challenges of student registration, enrollment and school choice processes. The following base components are configured to accommodate the unique needs of each school or district.
Online Applications & Parent Portal
The Smart Choice Application component provides parents with a quick and easy online application process. With an easy to use parent portal, accessing applications, registration forms and placement details has never been so painless. That translates to happy parents and fewer support calls!
Program & Application Management Tools
The Smart Choice Program and Application Management Tools provide powerful features to efficiently monitor and manage applications. With its own easy to use interface, sort through data points to easily find the application or application sets you need. The toolset also makes paper application digitization easier than ever before. Give your administrators a powerful system that’s fast, efficient and easy to use!
Lottery & Wait List Management Tools
The Smart Choice Lottery component is the blind lottery parents, teachers and administrators can trust to be fair and secure. It’s capabilities and flexibility are unrivaled by any system available. Smart Choice provides multiple safeguards, including history logs and auditing tools to protect the integrity of your blind lottery process.
Online Enrollment & Registration
The Smart Choice Online Enrollment & Registration component provides an effective toolset for online registration and enrollment processes. Smart Choice’s easy to use Parent Portal provides parents quick access to the system to complete the required forms, answer questions, review requirements, deadlines…whatever your process requires.
Early Childhood Education & Childcare
The Smart Choice platform can be utilized to accept applications for early childhood programs and facilities including but not limited to Public Pre-K, Headstart, Private Daycare Centers and more.
The Smart Choice system for early childhood programs includes the applications and parent portal component, the administration component and the lottery and wait list component. It can also be used with any of the Pro Features based on the needs of the early childhood education program.
Unified Enrollment Solution
The Smart Choice PreK-12 unified enrollment solution incorporates all of our powerful components and features to provide a streamlined and easy to use system for universal (a.k.a. universal, centralized and common enrollment) needs. Advanced administration and user management tools, as well as powerful lottery and assignment tools, provide for unified, city-wide or regional PreK-12 enrollment and registration processes that give administrators and parents a simple, single application and enrollment process.
Why Smart Choice?
It’s a common question.
It’s one we love to answer 🙂
While Smart Choice provides a powerful solution and suite of pro features, clients tell us it’s our platform flexibility, price and responsiveness that distinguish our solution most.
Every component of the Smart Choice platform, including pro features, can be configured to meet the unique needs of each school or school district. No competing system comes close to this level of flexibility.
We are also the most cost effective solution, especially when considered over time. Our first-year costs are generally higher than competitors due to our team’s high level of customer service for solution design, build-out and training. However, after year three Smart Choice is considerably more cost effective than alternative systems.
Our level of service and responsiveness is unrivaled. We work very closely with clients and respond quickly to their needs. We’re available when clients need us!
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