North Kansas City Schools Adopts New College Preparation Platform
The North Kansas City School District will deploy a new mobile- and
web-based platform to help
its 6,000 students prepare for and find the right two- and four-year
cloud-based platform supplies information
every two- and four-year college in the United States and is designed
provide each student an application plan featuring a to-do list with
specific schools, step-by-step guidance and deadlines. The platform
is designed to make it
possible for students, parents and counselors to collaborate in the
offers information on more than 20,000 grants and scholarships along
to help match students with appropriate financial support.
platform will be administered by North Kansas City District faculty
four high schools. Guidance counselors will be able to follow each
plan, coach and track activity to maximize the chances of acceptance at
education institution of the student's choice.
Kansas City Schools believes in the power of equipping all students to
successful postsecondary experience," said District Superintendent
Education was founded in 2014 and spent a year in beta testing that
more than 100,000 students.
complexities of preparing and applying for college acceptance can
down students, their parents and even school counselors who are often
by high student-to-counselor ratios," said NextTier Education Founder
Justin Shiffman. "North Kansas City can now simplify and manage the
workflow and provide centralized communication that allows students,
and parents to stay informed and participate throughout the process."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.