Buena Regional High School District And Evolution Labs Launch Platform to Help Students Succeed Inside and Outside of the Classroom

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Next-generation web and mobile engagement platform gives students the tools they need to survive and thrive.

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Evolution Labs’ innovative platform will allow us to engage students in critical subject matter when it is most relevant to them throughout the academic year

Evolution Labs today announced that Buena Regional High School in Buena, New Jersey has launched the company’s Suite360 multi-faceted digital platform, which leverage web, mobile-app, mobile messaging and social media to help students navigate a range of issues, from social media bullying to drug and alcohol use to general health and wellness. Buena students will access the program by downloading an app or by accessing a mobile-optimized website. Students will be required to complete two courses per marking period. Additionally, Buena Regional High School will offer all of the other courses as electives throughout the year.

The program will be built on Evolution Labs’ Suite360 platform, which enables high schools to offer a highly immersive content experience that can be tailored to individual schools, while drawing on nationally recognized best practices. The programs use an array of content features, including short, expert-written topics, engaging videos, interactive self-tests and social media content. Program topics include: recognizing violent relationships, bystander intervention, stress management, substance abuse, healthy eating, academic honesty and college prep.

“Evolution Labs’ innovative platform will allow us to engage students in critical subject matter when it is most relevant to them throughout the academic year,” said Jay Toscano, Vice Principal at Buena Regional High School. “The toolset is unique in that it provides both a robust technology and reporting suite along with the content we know can make a difference in students’ lives.”

The platform delivers new topics throughout the year, via email, SMS and in-app messaging. Each month, students must also complete a required topic, including a pre- and post- assessment to determine the extent to which they’ve absorbed the subject matter.

“Buena Regional High School understands that engaging students in an era of technological distractions requires a platform that parallels (and rivals) the material that students interact with online and on their devices,” said Peter Kraft, Co-Founder at Evolution Labs. “The immersive approach of Suite360’s content and features ensures that students engage in the material more frequently and with higher rates of content absorption.”

About Evolution Labs
Evolution Labs is changing the way students engage with schools and the way schools engage with students. Its proprietary software platform helps high schools and colleges recruit, enroll and retain students and their parents (driving key institutional goals and student learning outcomes). The company’s Suite360 engagement platform provides institutions with technology and a highly immersive content experience to better connect with students while driving more successful educational outcomes. Learn more at http://www.evpco.com.

About Buena Regional High School
Buena Regional High School is a comprehensive high school which houses grades nine through twelve. A varied educational program is offered to a culturally and ethnically diverse population. The delivery of instruction is accomplished by a qualified staff of teachers. Buena Regional High School provides a safe and orderly environment for staff and students and its commitment to an optimum learning atmosphere will remain a priority in the future.

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