Edupoint™ Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected by Olathe Public Schools (OPS) to implement its Synergy® SIS solution. The centralized, web-based solution will provide this high performing district with a fully integrated system designed to efficiently and effectively manage all aspects of student data, and extend the academic experience beyond the classroom and into the home.
As one of the fastest growing districts in Kansas, Olathe Public Schools currently supports over 29,000 students across 52 campuses in Johnson County – about 20 miles south of metropolitan Kansas City. Needing to replace an antiquated system, OPS researched the top national SIS providers and narrowed their selection to three via an extensive RFP and scripted demonstration process. After a three-day onsite solution demonstration, OPS surveyed all 85+ members of the selection committee and selected Edupoint as their unanimous choice.
“From a technology standpoint, Synergy SIS not only provides our district with technologically advanced out-of-the-box functionality, but also includes the ability to customize the solution and control the security parameters to meet our district needs,” says Rita Lyon, Executive Director of Technology for Olathe Public Schools. “Our teachers appreciate the mobility of the mobile application for the TeacherVUE Grade Book, and our district office benefits from the ability of Synergy to easily integrate with the state department interface used for state reporting. Edupoint’s innovative solutions are truly in touch with what parents, students, and teachers want to see in a student information system.”
In addition to the ParentVUE and StudentVUE modules that actively promote parent and home involvement, Olathe Public Schools will benefit from Synergy® Technology – a rapid application development environment that will empower the district’s IT staff to enhance and extend their Synergy solutions as well as integrate other enterprise applications.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Olathe Public Schools to the Edupoint family,” says Bob Weathers, Founder and CEO of Edupoint. “As we continue to grow throughout Kansas, it’s a true pleasure to partner with a district that routinely exceeds state proficiency standards. The integrated solutions of the Synergy Education Platform will help OPS continue this trend as they engage all stakeholders in the education process. We look forward to working closely with OPS and to continued success throughout the state.”
Olathe Public Schools will implement the Synergy modules in a phased roll-out, with the first solutions online in time for the start of the 2014 term.