Grand Peak Academy is a new startup charter school in Colorado Springs, CO. They severed ties with their old education service provider and became self-managed, erected a 65,000 sqft facility in a new location, and became a brand new entity. All of this, and they needed to grow their enrollment numbers to be a self-sustaining school. I built their new website as a sales and marketing tool to bring new students and families in as well as spread the message about their great Core Knowledge and Core Virtue education.
We integrated many new software automations for this website, allowing the admin staff to focus on the students in the building and less on repetitive communications and mundane tasks. We also incorporated ADA standards to ensure everyone could read the site and be connected to the school. For this project, we saw an opportunity to give something more to the GPA families and staff than just a simple website. We simplified how the information is presented, to make sure it is easily accessible, easily updated by the staff, and a strong communication tool for the school.
We also created a mobile for GPA to keep parents informed in a simple and effective way. Adding another communication tool for families to use and connect with the staff and administration. Sending push notes for events, weather impacts, and activities at the school, helps generate the community GPA was looking for in their tech request from us.
For the school year 2019-2020, GPA’s Inaugural Year, our website and app helped drive in record enrollment of over 760 K-8 students. We simplified the enrollment process for families that also translated to easy reports and submissions for the Registrar. We enabled the registrar to respond to families quicker and with less friction, which resulted in increased enrollment. Our efforts helped the school increase their federal funding by almost $750,000 for this school year.
Helping educators and administrators ease tech pain points and creating effective solutions has been a tremendous pleasure for me.– BRANDON LEE