Edupoint’s Growth in California Continues with Elk Grove Unified School District’s Selection of Synergy

Posted on September 15, 2016

Edupoint Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for K-12 student information, learning management and assessment, has been selected by Elk Grove Unified School District to implement the company’s Synergy Student Information System (SIS). The district required a state-of-the-art SIS that could comply with increasingly demanding external mandates and meet the high expectations of the district’s E4 Integrated Learning System initiative to ensure college- and career-ready graduates, simply expressed as “Every student learning in Every classroom, in Every subject, Every day.” Elk Grove selected Synergy based on its ability to meet these requirements, as well as Edupoint’s customer-centric focus on solutions, implementation, and support.

“Only Synergy met our needs for a modern SIS that would provide us with an integrated gradebook, parent and student portals, powerful scheduling capabilities, and an online registration system,” said Steve Mate, Director of Technology Services Administration for Elk Grove Unified School District. “Synergy’s .NET platform will prove to be a great technology fit and will enable us to customize and integrate with other solutions currently in use districtwide. We thoroughly vetted Edupoint and the Synergy solution by contacting numerous other districts using Synergy, and each one had positive feedback about both the product and the company. We were looking for a true partner, and feel that we will have just that with Edupoint.”

Elk Grove Unified School District, located just south of Sacramento, California, supports over 62,000 students across 63 campuses. Recognized throughout the state as a leader in progressive education, the district invited a broad cross section of district personnel to review and evaluate a new SIS solution. They found that Synergy not only met district requirements for robust data and process management, but also promised to deliver greater value than a traditional SIS by incorporating fully integrated solutions for teachers, administrators, students and parents. The district will be implementing a rich combination of Synergy Education Platform components, including Synergy SIS, TeacherVUE with Gradebook, the ParentVUE and StudentVUE portals, Master Scheduler Builder, Synergy Online Registration, and the Synergy Technology Development Toolkit. In addition, Elk Grove Unified has chosen a Private Cloud Hosting environment, managed by Edupoint, which will provide the district with ongoing backend access to the Synergy database and source code.

“Elk Grove Unified School District needed a solution that would modernize their student data management while allowing them to build upon their existing best practices, and Synergy was able to provide the best solution,” said Rob Wilson, President and Chief Innovation Officer for Edupoint. “Elk Grove Unified’s E4 mission—which is focused on providing learning opportunities that challenge all of its students to realize their greatest potential—can only be possible when the right data management, learning management and engagement technologies are being used. Our solutions enable stakeholders in the classroom, school, district, and community to harness both student and instructional data to inform teaching, increase collaboration and positively impact student success. Edupoint’s mission is perfectly aligned with Elk Grove Unified’s and we look forward to building a valuable partnership with the district as well as continued growth throughout California.”

Elk Grove Unified School District will soon begin the data conversion process and plans to go live with Synergy in July 2017.
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