Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management solutions, has been awarded a five-year contract by Michigan’s Regional Educational Media Center Association (REMC) to provide the Synergy Student Information System (SIS) to support the more than 1.5 million students across the state of Michigan. As one of only three vendors selected by REMC for this contract, Synergy SIS will provide extensive student management functionality, as well as world-class scheduling, gradebook, and family engagement capabilities.
The REMC Statewide SAVE Project is a cooperative purchasing program developed to secure aggregated volume bid prices that meet state bid procedures for Michigan schools and other eligible agencies. The initiative saves Michigan school districts both time and money by allowing them to procure products without bidding. Edupoint was selected for award based on the comprehensiveness of its SIS solution, in addition to product quality, price, and customer support.
Under the terms of the contract with REMC, districts throughout Michigan can select Synergy SIS at pre-negotiated rates. Edupoint, in conjunction with its local Michigan-based business partner Computer Management Technologies, will tailor each implementation project and service offering based on each district’s unique needs. Districts can contract for Synergy directly through REMC starting in July 2016 and continuing through June 2021.
“We are honored to have been chosen by the REMC SAVE Project to offer the Synergy Student Information System to Michigan districts,” says Bob Weathers, Edupoint’s Founder & CEO. “As a long-standing partner with Michigan districts, Edupoint is committed to providing innovative solutions designed to support personalized learning, improve instruction, and streamline access to information to all K-12 stakeholders. It’s a pleasure to partner with an organization that shares our same values, and we look forward to developing relationships with new REMC districts as they join the Synergy family.”
The Synergy Student Information System is currently used by 63 school districts throughout Michigan, including Grand Rapids Public Schools, Genesee Intermediate School District, and Lansing Public Schools. As a powerful commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution with customization capabilities that allow districts to match processes already in place, Synergy offers fully-integrated teacher, parent and student portals, intuitive role-based mobile applications, and comprehensive reporting functionality. TeacherVUE® Gradebook provides support for traditional or standards-based grading insight into student performance for personalized and targeted instruction.