Using Online Admissions & Re-Enrollment, Landmark Christian School has saved significant time and money. Right off the bat, it increased parent satisfaction. For parents, the ability to conveniently register students online has been extremely beneficial. One parent proclaimed, "I really enjoyed the online registration process this year! It was comforting to know that the forms with personal, confidential information were delivered to the correct person, and not by the hands of a nervous child on the first day of school!" Because the process is now online, the school has made registration day optional, giving parents the power to choose whether they attend. The school combined its parents' night and registration day and parents have reacted with appreciation.
Norm Dunkin, registrar and database administrator for the school, states that the greatest benefit has been the ability to more effectively collect and disseminate information to staff throughout various departments. For example, Mr. Dunkin can easily gather data on food allergies, pick-up rights, emergency information, bus riders, etc., and merge it into a single document that can be given to teachers, nurses, and other staff that need to know such vital information.
Other key benefits the school has experienced:
- Registration process has been reduced from 16 days to 6 hours
- Time required for registration data entry has gone from 3-5 weeks to only 3-4 days, working a few hours a day
- $600 has been saved annually on postage and printing • Wasted hours and paper have been eliminated, saving 40 hours of time previously spent compiling registration packets
- Parents can read and sign off on academic and discipline agreements online — no paper copies to sort through or keep filed
"The solution is very flexible and very easy to use," Mr. Dunkin said. "We can collect any data we want. It isn't restricted to data in the database. We can put what information we want in the database and use the other information however we see fit. This makes it much easier for us to meet the needs of our parents and students."