ScholarChip, provider of smart one-card systems for K-12 schools, has partnered with education technology company, PowerSchool Group, through an independent software vendor partnership agreement to integrate ScholarChip applications with PowerSchool's learning management dashboard.
Under the new partnership, teachers and administrators can enter ScholarChip's portal and access its suite of school safety and operations applications directly on the PowerSchool dashboard. The single sign-on for PowerSchool gives access to ScholarChip's smart ID card issuance for students and staff, building and classroom attendance, visitor management and tracking, cafeteria POS, door access, paperless referrals, and behavior intervention and tracking.
"Our partnership creates an incredible convenience to schools, counties and states that use PowerSchool," says Maged Atiya, CEO and CTO at ScholarChip. "It is a natural progression in ScholarChip's evolution as the K-12 standard for integrated school safety and operations systems."
PowerSchool is an education technology platform designed for the K-12 market that provides online, digital classroom solutions. The platform includes student information and learning management systems, registration and school choice, assessment and analytics, and special-education case management. The platform also enables parents and students to access real-time information regarding grades, attendance, assignments, scores and comments.
"This partnership is a perfect fit for our customer base," says Karin Holtz, VP of Alliances and Business Development at PowerSchool. "Collaborating to create a seamless integration for schools and districts to manage school safety and operations processes will improve staff efficiency, allowing educators to spend more time in the classroom and less time on administrative tasks. ScholarChip's solutions complement our strategic focus on providing an easy-to-use, engaging, and comprehensive solution for all K-12 school and district needs inside and outside of the classroom."
The ScholarChip plug-in is available free of charge for PowerSchool version 8.7 or later as part of PowerSchool's Independent Software Vendor Partner program. The partner program enables members to jointly develop new functionality to extend the student information system with application programming interface (API) tools provided by PowerSchool.