Charter Facts

Location: Brooklyn, NY
9-12 Enrollment: 116
Staff: Not Noted
Certified: Not Noted
Administrators: Not Noted
Facilities/Buildings: 1

Demographics: 72% of students in the school reported being African American, 23% Hispanic, and 3% American Indian/Alaska Native. 73% of students reported being economically disadvantaged. 100% of students at this charter school are female.

New School Uses Online Enrollment to Acquire Complete and Verified Application Information

The Challenge

Getting Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA),  a new public charter school tailored towards empowering young women, up and running proved challenging. A key component of the startup process is increasing student enrollment in order to sustain the health and prosperity of the school. Staff at BELA knew that an online enrollment solution would be critical to their long term success and sought to find the right fit for the needs of their staff and students.


The Results (Quote):

“We didn’t have the time to sort through registration packets and make sure everything was complete. We relied on SchoolMint’s verification process for the majority of our families which freed time to focus on families who needed a bit more support.”

Shannon Riley, Co-Founder of BELA
  • Enrollment management solution optimized for BELA to allow students and families easy access and completion of the enrollment process.

  • Attained more visibility through the use of an Online Charter School App.

  • Accomplished student enrollment goals without breaking their budget and with their limited staff.

  • Successfully filled their first incoming class of students and have continued to grow enrollment year after year.

The Solution

  1. Plan out the student enrollment process and research online platforms.
  2. Customize and manage the platform to fit the unique needs of the school.
  3. Easily inform and update students and families throughout each step of the process.
  4. Use up-to-date information to make data-based enrollment decisions that will assist in marketing and future outreach.