Unifying Enrollment Blog

Posted March 9, 2017
A Mindset Shift: Supporting Families in a Unified Enrollment System
When launching Camden Enrollment, a unified enrollment system for all public and charter schools in Camden, NJ, one of their main priorities is providing family support and empowering parents. By introducing a hotline and enrollment centers throughout the city, families had access to support throughout the application process.

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Design & Governance

Lottery Preferences 101 - Shaping Your Student Body

A key step in building your school's lottery process is determining which preferences will be made available for applicants. Preferences provide an advantage to eligible students and can range from GPA requirements to sibling attending.
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Systems & Technology

One Application per Student: Tips and Tricks for Eliminating Duplicates

Catching duplicate applications in your system is critical in ensuring your application process is as fair as possible. However, catching duplicates in your system isn't always as easy as it sounds. To help you navigate through your application season, we have provided you with tips and tricks to catch and eliminate duplicate applications.
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Design & Governance
Systems & Technology
Outreach
Assessment & Evaluation

Introduction to Unifying Enrollment

With the large amount of schools available today, parents are faced with difficultly deciding on which is best for their child. To help simplify the decision making process, more schools around the nation are beginning to unify their enrollment systems through either creating a common application or implementing a full unified enrollment system.
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Design & Governance

Unified Enrollment Timeline

Curious to see what the enrollment timeline looks like for different cities? Check out our infographic and learn when application and lottery periods begin and end for various cities.
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Outreach

It's Complicated: Explaining Unified Enrollment to Families

What exactly is unified enrollment? Although the idea seems simple, explaining how a unified enrollment system works can get complicated. Need help? We've got just the inspiration to help set you up for success!
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Assessment & Evaluation

Focus on the Field: Parent Decision Making in School Choice Systems

Join us in our conversation with Steve Glazerman, a Senior Fellow at Mathematic Policy Research as we discuss the different factors that affect the choices parents make when selecting schools.
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Success with Unified Enrollment Begins with Trust and Transparency
Design & Governance

Success with Unified Enrollment Begins with Trust and Transparency

Building a successful unified enrollment system entails various steps and can be difficult, but worth it in the end. We talked with Betheny Gross, a Senior Research Analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) about her research on the design and implementation of unified enrollment systems across the country.
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Systems & Technology

Sample RFP Technical Requirements

What should you be looking for in an application management system (AMS)? One important thing to keep in mind is the accessibility of the system and the customization features. Before finalizing the choice on an AMS, make sure it meets all of these requirements!
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Assessment & Evaluation

Did it Work?: Evaluating Unified Enrollment

The best way to measure the success of your unified enrollment system is through analyzing the data! How do other cities evaluate their systems?
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