Monthly Archives: February 2015

Private Schools: Incorporating Online Application Systems

Does your private school have an online application system? The ease of enrollment affects whether a parent will even bother to apply to a school. If the enrollment experience is pleasant, it creates a good first impression of the school. It shows that the school cares and has made the effort to create a pleasant experience. It also demonstrates that the school is at the cutting edge of technology and implies that this would also be evident in the classroom.

The K-12 Online student application, enrollment, and registration system allows students to submit their entire application, including essays and personal statements, online. This process saves paper and resources. Parents can even scan and upload pictures and documents that are part of their application. When they hit the submit button, their application is sent. No papers, no postage! Continue reading

Avoiding the “Where Is My Child on the List?” Call



Parent tours, application submitting, and lottery night! Yep, it’s that time of year for selective enrollment schools. For parents, the gut wrenching, finger-crossed hope that their child gets accepted to a school of choice. And for admins, here come the “Where is my child on the list?” parent inquiry calls, acceptance letters, decline letters, sibling pairings, wait listing, and ideal classroom size selection process.

Yes, lottery and selective enrollment schools are happy to tout wait lists longer than the line of eager candidates whose spots they can fill, but they also dread the time consuming, tedious procedures of the process.

By automating the entire process from application to classroom selection, schools can save both parents and admins undue headache (and heartache). Does your current process allow you to effectively:
• Manage seat availability for each grade
• Generate individual or bulk acceptance and decline letters
• Send email alerts and notifications of wait list status and rank to parents
• Enroll multiple siblings at a time, avoiding redundant data entry
• Use an algorithm that assists with weight distribution and priorities
• Track applicants through the process from beginning to end

These are just some of the many benefits of using an online lottery management system. Such a system ensures fair placement of applicants, helps create ideal class sizes, and automates the application through selection process saving schools time and money. Admins no longer have to waste valuable time thumbing through printed pages to answer a parent’s “Where is my child is on the list?” call and parents no longer have to waste time asking admins about the status of their child’s placement. Ultimately, an online lottery management system stops the endless cycle of wasting the time of both parents and admins involved in a selective enrollment school.

Celebrate Presidents Day this year by saving some cash

In these challenging economic times, just about everyone is looking for ways to cut back—even schools. From implementing virtual technology to accepting online payments, districts are continuously seeking money-saving methods. Here are some of our favorites.


Automate Your Processes. Thanks to companies like K-12 Online, districts can simplify everything from managing their lottery and registering students to updating PTA forms. K-12 Online offers an online payment system for uniform orders, field trips fees, textbook fines, and any other payments your district collects.


Channel Your Inner Jerry Lewis. Fundraising is an easy and effective way to raise money. Offering online fundraising options for parents has proven to increase donation amounts by 30%.


Realign Your Resources. Parents are a great resource for schools.   The contributions they make and impact they have on the success of a school are immeasurable.   A key aspect in managing school operations is ensuring that parents are happy. Online registration for schools is a proven parent-pleaser, reducing the amount of time parents spend in line and filling out forms.


It’s Easy Being Green. Reducing paper consumption is an easy, eco-friendly way to help save the planet. By using web-based technology, schools help set the example and address the increasing concerns of deforestation and environmental conservation.


Take our Free School Savings Survey and let us help you save some cash this President’s Day.


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