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Testimonials

"Without the assistance of FBC, Inc. we wouldn't have been able to manage the 550 applications for our 280 available seats." more
Parents in Frederick County, MD had waited four long years for Frederick Classical Charter School to be approved. When it was approved, we are happy to report that the response was overwhelming! Without the assistance of Federal Business Council, Inc., we wouldn't have been able to manage the 550 applications for our 280 available seats. To collect and collate this data manually, in preparation for a public lottery, required more manhours than we could spare given the many tasks that had to be accomplished in order to open a new school. By allowing parents to apply for enrollment directly from our school website, we did not have to worry about losing forms or interpreting handwriting and we knew the exact date and time when each application was submitted. Additionally, FBC was able to flag potential issues between birthdates and grade designations so that students would be placed in the appropriate class, minimizing changes post-lottery. We are very grateful for the assistance we received from FBC.

- Tom Neumark, Ginger Mortellaro, Sue Middleton,
Leslie Mansfield and Holly O'Shea
Frederick Classical Charter School Board of Trustees

- Tom Neumark, Ginger Mortellaro, Sue Middleton, Leslie Mansfield and Holly O'Shea
Frederick Classical Charter School Board of Trustees
What We Do

Challenges:

The interest in alternative public education continues to grow exponentially. The first Charter School opened in 1991; now there are close to 6,000 charter schools operating in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Reports show that 59% of these schools have waiting lists of, on average, nearly 200 students. Unfortunately, the increasing interest is growing at a rate faster than available seats, creating the need for schools to administer a lottery-based admission system. Lotteries can create a paperwork headache, clogging the already limited resources in school offices across the country.

How We Can Help:

We are here to help streamline your enrollment application process and minimize the backlog. We will create and host a secure on-line enrollment/lottery registration site customized to your school’s needs and requirements. This includes maintaining a database of applications so school administrators will have a faster and easier time processing the applications. Our standard form includes programming to eliminate data entry errors as much as possible.

How it Works:

  1. We will take your paper enrollment form and turn it into a secure on-line registration system. This form will have a similar look and feel of your school website for continuity purposes, unless you prefer a different design.
  2. On your main school website, you will add a link for this form.
  3. Once an application is submitted, both the applicant and a school administrator will receive a confirmation email.
  4. The application information is stored in a secured database server.
  5. The school administrator will receive access to an administrative site, specific to your school, that will allow them to manage applications and download spreadsheets as necessary.
  6. The spreadsheet can then be input into your lottery program or we can generate randomization codes for you.

Not Just for Charter Schools:

Though we originally created this system to fulfill a need for charter schools, we can custom tailor applications to fit the needs of any private schools or association needing an on-line enrollment tool as well.

Contact us today!

tina@fbcinc.com
(240) 841-2212
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