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It’s Renewal Time!

Although it feels like we’ve just begun the 2019-2020 school year, it’s already time to gear up for renewing payment plan and financial aid assessment options for the next school year. The 2020-2021 renewal process is easy. The primary FACTS…
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Communication and Advancement School Operations

Tuition Rate Display Options

In the Grant & Aid system, you have two options for tuition rate configurations. See which one works best for your school. Option 1: Default This option is best if you only have one standard tuition rate or if you…
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School Operations

Using Title IIA Funds for FACTS Elevate Conference

The question A frequent question to our team is, “Can Title IIA funds pay for attending the FACTS Elevate conference?” FACTS Elevate is our annual user conference for clients. With registration opening September 16 for Elevate 2020, there is no…
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Elevate Leadership Development School Operations

How to Set Up Your Gradebook

Being the beginning of the school year, it’s time to prepare class gradebooks in the FACTS Student Information System (SIS). Some schools allow teachers to set up their own gradebooks, and some schools prefer to do so on a school-…
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement

10 Tips to Increase Your School’s Website Accessibility

Everyone should be able to use your school website – especially those with disabilities. Not only is it the right thing to do, your school could face lawsuits if your site is not accessible. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are…
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Communication and Advancement

Four Recruitment Tips for Parents

Parents are advocates for their child’s K-12 private school. They believe in your school’s teachers, values, and quality of education. So how can you help them promote your school to other families? There are four easy things they can do…
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement

Removing Pending Agreements

Occasionally plans change and you’ll need to remove an agreement from your pending list or remove families from your roster in the FACTS Tuition Management system. Here’s your guide on how to do it! Deleting pending agreements has two purposes:…
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School Operations

Changing Staff in FACTS SIS

As you close out the year, the inevitable transition of staff in and out of the school becomes a factor in maintaining your SIS database. How do you inactivate the staff members leaving and make sure new staff members are…
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School Operations

Sprinting Toward Success: A Student’s Story

In the Dominican Republic, Yolanda Ayobar Delgado loved running with her brother through the main road of her village, Cucarita, high up in the mountains. Then Yolanda was granted the opportunity to study in the United States as part of…
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Classroom Experience

10 Steps: LinkedIn for Your School

Most principals and teachers know that social media — especially LinkedIn — is a powerful tool to connect with their community organizations, sister institutions, parents, and alumni. They even have a LinkedIn account for their school. But how to start…
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Communication and Advancement

SEO Tips for Schools

Improving your school’s SEO (search engine optimization) results requires good content and effective links. (And we don’t need to tell you how important it is for your school to be found in Google search results!) The trick to SEO is…
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School Operations

A Legacy in Sales

Every day at work is different when you’re Jim Owens, managing director of K-12 sales. Whether it’s budgeting, forecasting, people planning, sales strategy, or growing association partnerships, each day brings a level of unpredictability. That suits Jim just fine. He’s…
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Leadership Development