Charter Network Facts

Location: Los Angeles, CA
6-12 Enrollment: 13,000
Staff: 130+
Certified: Not Noted
Administrators: Not Noted
Facilities/Buildings: 28

Demographics: 97% of students in the charter network reported being African American, Black, or Latinx. 15% reported being English Language Learners (ELL). 93% of students reported being economically disadvantaged.

Online Application Ensures Consistency and Efficiency for Schools

The Challenge

In order to save time and increase efficiency Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, a high performing charter network in Los Angeles, decided to shift its outdated and burdensome student enrollment process to an online, automated system.  “Many schools in our network were completing the application process in a manual fashion and with different timelines,” said Charlie Wolfson, Director of Project Management. “ We wanted a more streamlined, consistent approach.”

The Results (Quote):

“Our schools are able to better manage the application process from start to finish, plus it makes the process significantly easier and more intuitive for our families. I would recommend it to any charter management organization.”

Charlie Wolfson, Director of Project Management, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
  • Streamlined the application and lottery management process to save time, money, and user/staff frustration.

  • Parents and families able to access a single online application to apply to multiple schools across the charter network.

  • Provided families with timely communication and updated through each step of the student enrollment process.

  • Real-time visibility to application data provides more insightful reporting, analysis, and planning.

The Solution

  1. Identify needs and research online platforms to meet those needs.
  2. Pilot the online platform, providing adequate training and communication.
  3. Expand this centralized process to more schools throughout the network to provide more accessibility to students and families.
  4. Utilize real-time data to guide future student enrollment decisions.