Center Improves Parent Experience and Streamlines School Operations


New York City Charter School Center


NYC Charter School Center

New York, NY

The New York City Charter School Center was in need of a system to effectively run its Common Online Charter School Application, which was designed to increase awareness about the city’s charter school options and to offer families a centralized location to initiate the application process. “We outgrew our previous system as more and more charter schools opted to join the Common Application to extend their outreach,” said Christina Brown, Chief Operations Officer of the Charter Center. “We needed a system that could scale with our growth.”

For the more than 200 charter campuses that are using the Common Charter School Application, SchoolMint streamlines operations and saves staff time. Additionally, the system’s online and mobile functionality, as well as its 24-hour customer support, provides a more user-friendly application experience for families. “SchoolMint’s mobile solutions were a significant factor in our decision,” said Brown.

“The majority of New York City families applying to charter schools not only own mobile phones, they rely on them for daily access to critical services. SchoolMint’s mobile solutions ensure parents understand their choices and make the process of applying to a charter school simple and direct.”

View this webinar recording, An Online Common Application for K-12 – Featuring NYC and Missouri, as Randall Iserman, Director of School Support at the NYC Charter Schools Center discusses his experience in launching a common application, why it was right for NYC charter schools, and lessons learned.

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