Cristo Rey Schools Pick Student Management System for New Campuses
Rey High Schools will use a Rediker
Software package as it recruits students for the fall 2016
opening of two new
schools in Baton Rouge, LA, and Tampa, FL.
Rey is a network of 30 Catholic high schools
in 19 states that primarily serve underprivileged students who use its
work-study program to fund their educations. Each school has an average
about 330 students, 97 percent of them students of color.
work-study aspect to the school system's
operations calls for functions that are not always necessary with
student management systems. Cristo Rey schools, at full enrollment,
income from the students' work-study activities to fund their
recruiting suitable candidates is particularly important.
Rediker's AdminPlus software will offer
Rey the traditional gradebook, student and parent portals and a
module. It will also help with the recruitment process over the next
year. Its Online
Forms component will help each school track prospective
the admission process and target each school's unique requirements to
school begins, each student works one day a
week, so the schools require software that will accommodate a 20-day
Rey representatives said they chose Rediker
Software for the new schools in Baton Rouge and Tampa after
it at three other schools.
have worked with similar programs and was very
frustrated by their lack of user-friendliness, the complicated steps in
and inputting information, and their lack of technical support," said
Wiles, who will be the principal of the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge High
scheduling program is customizable to what information we want and what
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.