Lake County High Schools Technology Campus Selects PowerSchool for New Student Information System and Online Registration

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Transition to PowerSchool provides campus with up-to-date student data, efficient accessibility to that information, and intuitive portals to communicate with families

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More than 50% of the schools in Lake County use PowerSchool and garner a high adoption rate from families. We’re looking forward to achieving the same results within our school community.

PowerSchool’s student information system (SIS) and online registration solution were selected by Illinois’s Lake County High Schools Technology Campus to streamline processes, improve staff efficiency, and foster better communication with families. PowerSchool is providing school staff with one comprehensive platform to manage student data from enrollment to graduation.

“What ultimately led our district to partner with PowerSchool is the transparency of data its solutions provide,” said Sebastian Kapala, Assistant Principal for Technology and Curriculum at Lake County High Schools Technology Campus. “When rolling out a new software solution to an entire school community, it’s vital to select one that’s easy to use for both parents and staff. More than 50% of the schools in Lake County use PowerSchool and garner a high adoption rate from families. We’re looking forward to achieving the same results within our school community.”

The online student registration solution replaced the school’s paper-based process for collecting and managing data for new and returning students. Families with more than one child in the district can ‘snap’ data from one student to another. SmartForm™ technology, an intuitive tool built into the solution, collects relevant data based on previously entered information or choices (grade, activities, medical history, etc.). The data submitted by families is reviewed, polished, and formatted to meet district policies and then delivered into the SIS, resulting in accurate and up-to-date records on the first day of school.

The intuitive functionality within the PowerSchool SIS provides school administrators, teachers, parents, and students with instant visibility to assignments, scores, grades, comments, and progress toward each standard. Families have the ability to monitor student proficiency on standards and receive immediate alerts specific to their child through innovative tools.

“In the past we had a parent portal that was not user friendly. With PowerSchool we are expecting to have a higher percentage of parent involvement,” noted Kapala. “We see PowerSchool streamlining a number of processes, efficiently managing our data, and most importantly improving our ability to communicate with our parents.”

About PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12, serving more than 24.5 million students, 43 million parents, and 68 million users in over 70 countries around the world. We provide the industry’s first Unified Classroom experience with best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. We empower teachers and drive student growth through innovative digital classroom capabilities, and we engage families through real-time communications across any device. Visit http://www.powerschool.com to learn more.

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