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Edupoint Enters Alaska with the Matanuska-Susitna School District’s Selection of Synergy Education Platform

PALMER, Alaska -- Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District (MSBSD) selected Edupoint(R) Educational Systems to implement the district's industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform. The district's Synergy solution will include the full suite of Synergy modules - Synergy Student Information System, Synergy Learning Management System with RTI/MTSS and Assessment, Synergy Special Education, and Synergy Analytics. MSBSD is the second-largest school district in Alaska, serving approximately 19,000 students across 47 schools near Anchorage.

"Our vision was to acquire a new SIS that was modern and responsive, would evolve with technology changes and the changing needs of K-12 education, and would help us improve efficiency and optimize our costs while continuing to prepare all students for success," said Justin Michaud, Senior Program Manager, IT, at MSBSD.

"Our other goal was finding a company that would partner with us strategically. When you take students, staff, and parents into account, our new system will touch over 30,000 people, so we needed a partner that would work with us over time to continue meeting our users' diverse and growing needs. We determined that Edupoint would be the best partner to ensure that we can do that."

With Synergy Education Platform, MSBSD will be launching not just a powerful SIS, but a comprehensive ecosystem that will enable users to seamlessly manage everything from core student data to special education processes, with online registration, learning and assessment management, RTI/MTSS management, in-depth, interactive analytics, and engaging web and mobile portals for parents and students.

The role-based mobile apps included with Synergy - ParentVUE, StudentVUE, TeachverVUE, AdminVUE, HealthVUE, CounselVUE, and SE VUE - will enable the district to provide an innovative mode of access for end users and to better serve families who depend on mobile devices rather than computers.

The MSBSD Evaluation Team selected Synergy following a request for proposal (RFP) process that included a competitive two-day product evaluation and gathered input from a 30-person focus group of subject matter experts from across the district.

"Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District needed a forward-thinking data management solution with broad functionality and found that in Synergy Education Platform," said Rob Wilson, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Edupoint. "We are pleased to be partnering with Mat-Su for the long term to support student success and look forward to welcoming additional Alaska districts to the Synergy family."

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For over thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically-advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The fully-integrated Synergy(R) Education Platform includes Synergy(R) SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy(R) LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, Synergy(R) SE, a collaborative end-to-end special education data management system, and Synergy Analytics, a comprehensive data analysis solution for improving student performance and district administration.

Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support more than four million students, including 16 of the 100 largest school districts.

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Edupoint’s Growth in Virginia Continues with Prince William County Schools’ Selection of Synergy Education Platform

MANASSAS, Va. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems is pleased to announce the selection of its industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform by Prince William County Schools (PWCS). Synergy Education Platform will provide PWCS with a secure, flexible, and collaborative solution for comprehensive student information and learning management in a private, cloud-hosted environment. The district is the second largest school division in Virginia and the 35th largest in the country, serving nearly 90,000 students across approximately 100 schools.

"This new SMS will move Prince William County Public Schools into the 21st century with its easily accessible student information, grades, and other key instructional data to help teachers and parents understand how students are progressing toward learning goals," said Phil Kavits, Associate Superintendent for Communications and Technology Services at PWCS. "This information is critical to helping teachers plan more effective instruction, and to better engage families in monitoring and contributing to student success."

With Synergy Education Platform, teachers will save time and effort by creating gradebook assignments and grading rubrics online, and linking students to a rich library of learning resources that can be expanded over time.

Parents and students will be able to see assignments, grades, test scores, and more in real time using a smartphone or tablet or by viewing online. The district will be able to set the parent and student portals to translate information into multiple languages to facilitate communication.

PWCS selected Synergy after an extensive RFP process involving a multi-day evaluation and vetting against other major student management system providers.

"Prince William County Schools was looking for a student management system that could meet the needs of administrators, teachers, parents, and students districtwide," said Bob Weathers, Founder & CEO of Edupoint. "We at Edupoint are pleased that Synergy Education Platform was selected as the solution best satisfying the district's extensive list of requirements for improving processes and supporting students. We look forward to partnering with Prince William County Schools for many years to come."

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For over thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically-advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The fully-integrated Synergy(R) Education Platform includes Synergy(R) SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy(R) LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, Synergy(R) SE, a collaborative end-to-end special education data management system, and Synergy Analytics, a comprehensive data analysis solution for improving student performance and district administration.

Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support more than 3.75 million students, including 16 of the 100 largest school districts.

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Mesa Public Schools (AZ) Expands Edupoint Synergy Solution to Include Online Registration

MESA, Ariz. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Mesa Public Schools to implement the company's Synergy Online Registration solution. Synergy Online Registration will augment Mesa's existing implementation of the fully-integrated Synergy Education Platform, which includes Synergy Student Information System (SIS), TeacherVUE Portal With Gradebook, Synergy Special Education, the ParentVUE and StudentVUE portals, and Synergy Technology Development Toolkit.

Mesa Public Schools serves almost 64,000 students across 82 schools in Mesa, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.

Synergy Online Registration works seamlessly with other Synergy modules to streamline school registration and re-enrollment for parents and district staff. The module's intuitive web interface makes it easy for parents to enter their child's information whenever and wherever they find it most convenient. Online registration and re-enrollment dramatically reduce the need for district staff to manually enter and update student data, and eliminate the cost and inconvenience of printing and distributing registration packets and re-enrollment forms.

Synergy Online Registration is highly flexible, enabling districts to collect user-defined data, add or hide screens, add instructions to screens, and translate screens into more than 20 languages to accommodate diverse populations.

"For a large school district like Mesa, moving new student registration and re-enrollment to the web with Synergy Online Registration can translate into substantial time and cost savings," said Bob Weathers, Founder & CEO of Edupoint. "Our most recent Synergy release has added extensive customization options for online registration, significantly extending the module's capabilities and adding value for districts of all sizes.

"Mesa's selection of Synergy Online Registration aligns with the dramatic uptick in adoptions we have seen in recent months, both in Arizona and across the country. As an Arizona company and the leading SIS provider in the state, we are pleased to see Arizona's largest school district using our online registration solution."

Synergy Online Registration serves more than 1.5 million students nationwide.

About Edupoint Educational Systems:
For over thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically-advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The fully-integrated Synergy(R) Education Platform includes Synergy(R) SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy(R) LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, and Synergy(R) SE, a comprehensive special education data management system.

Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support more than 3.75 million students.

Learn more: http://www.edupoint.com/.

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Edupoint’s Growth in Arizona Continues with Creighton School District’s Selection of Synergy

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Creighton School District to implement the company's Synergy Student Information System - replacing Infinite Campus(R).

The district's Synergy solution will include the fully-integrated Synergy Online Registration, Synergy Special Education, TeacherVUE(R) Portal With Gradebook, ParentVUE(R) and StudentVUE(R) portals, and private cloud hosting. Creighton School District serves approximately 6,500 students across nine schools.

"When the Creighton School District was looking to change their student information system, we had three key requirements: It had to be customizable, user friendly, and come with high quality customer service," said Jennifer Dodson, Director of Information Services & Technology for the district. "During our search, we found Synergy to provide all that and more. Giving our parents access to more of their students' data online will be a game changer for our district. We are excited to forge this partnership and give our teachers and parents access to this intuitive program."

"The Creighton School District wanted a powerful student information system that would be easy to use, as well as a vendor partner relationship it could count on," said Rob Wilson, President and Chief Innovation Officer for Edupoint. "We are pleased that Creighton selected Edupoint at a trusted partner, and our Synergy solution as the best fit for its student data management needs. We look forward to working with the district to help it support student growth and achieve district education goals for many years to come."

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For over thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically-advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The fully-integrated Synergy(R) Education Platform includes Synergy(R) SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy(R) LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, and Synergy(R) SE, a comprehensive special education data management system. Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support more than 3.5 million students.

More information: http://www.edupoint.com/.

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Millbrae School District Expands Synergy Solution to Include Online Registration and Assessment

MILLBRAE, Calif. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Millbrae School District (MSD) to implement the company's Synergy Online Registration and Synergy Assessment solutions, and the Inspect(R) Item Bank from Key Data Systems that works seamlessly with Synergy Assessment. MSD is located in San Mateo County in the San Francisco Bay Area.

These modules will augment the district's current implementation of Synergy Education Platform, which includes Synergy Student Information System, Master Schedule Builder, the ParentVUE(R) and StudentVUE(R) web portals and mobile apps, and the TeacherVUE(R) Portal with gradebook. All Synergy modules are fully integrated across the platform and provide real-time information to stakeholders.

"Synergy Online Registration is going to help with accuracy and save us a lot of time," said Frank Lagomarsino, Technology Specialist for MSD. "It will help with our workflow tremendously to have parents and guardians enter the registration information online rather than having our staff input the data manually from hand-written forms. Synergy Assessment, with the Inspect Item Bank, will allow increased control and more choices than the system we previously used to manage assessment data. Furthermore, the Item Bank will help us get up and running sooner than past years. Previously, our students were taking tests on bubble sheets and teachers had to enter each student's score manually into our system. Now students will be taking assessments within the StudentVUE portal and the scores will automatically show up in their teacher's gradebook. The process will be much more streamlined as a result."

"We are pleased to provide these additional Synergy modules to Millbrae School District," said Bob Weathers, Founder & CEO of Edupoint. "With Synergy Online Registration, Synergy Assessment, and the Inspect Item Bank, Millbrae will benefit not only from the greater ease of use that comes with simplified processes, but also from the full integration that enables data to flow seamlessly and in real time between Synergy Education Platform modules from where it is entered to where it needs to go. We look forward to our continued partnership with Millbrae."

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For over thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically-advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The fully-integrated Synergy(R) Education Platform includes Synergy(R) SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy(R) LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, and Synergy(R) SE, a comprehensive special education data management system. Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support more than 3.5 million students.

More information: http://www.Edupoint.com/.

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Edupoint Launches Online Synergy Community for Partner Districts

MESA, Ariz. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has launched Synergy Community, a free meeting place for 24/7 peer-to-peer support in a secure online environment. Synergy Community adds another layer to Edupoint's existing support offerings, enabling Synergy partner districts to work closely with one another anytime and anywhere to share thoughts, ideas, and solutions related to using the Synergy platform and achieving education goals.

Synergy Community users can search existing discussions, ask and answer questions, and exchange knowledge and expertise with other users based on a self-selected role or roles, including Classroom Teacher, Application Developer, and Administrator. Synergy partner districts may use Synergy Community on an ad hoc basis or may choose to build more formal personal learning networks (PLNs) within the community. Intuitive features such as the ability to favorite, rate, and follow conversations enhance the user experience.

"As a meeting place for peer-to-peer communication, Synergy Community enables users to connect with other Synergy users who have similar goals and challenges and assist one another in ways that only educators can," says Rob Wilson, President and Chief Innovation Officer for Edupoint. "We are pleased to provide this dynamic new offering and excited about the opportunities it has created for our partner districts."

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For over thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically-advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The fully-integrated Synergy(R) Education Platform includes Synergy(R) SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy(R) LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, and Synergy(R) SE, a comprehensive special education data management system. Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support more than 3.5 million students.

More information: http://www.edupoint.com/.

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Edupoint’s Growth in Washington Continues with Bellevue School District’s Selection of Synergy

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Bellevue School District, located in Seattle's largest suburb, to meet the district's student information management and gradebook needs.

Bellevue School District serves about 20,000 students from Bellevue and surrounding areas across 28 schools. The district selected Synergy Student Information System (SIS) - with Synergy's fully-integrated TeacherVUE(R) With Gradebook, and ParentVUE(R) and StudentVUE(R) portals - to be implemented in a private cloud-hosted environment.

"We pride ourselves in being on the leading edge of technology, and our sense was that partnering with Edupoint would be consistent with that," said Tom Duenwald, Director of Educational Technology for the district. "It was also important for us to have a system that has not only a strong national presence, but a state presence as well, and to know that Edupoint is serious about protecting our student and family data. We have a lot of confidence in the system, both in terms of what Synergy has to offer our end users and what it will look like with our IT department."

Edupoint's demonstrated commitment to customer-responsive innovation was also a factor in the district's decision.

"We were impressed with Edupoint's track record of continuous improvement," said Jason Golec, Bellevue's Director of Technology. "Edupoint is clearly still striving to enhance the Synergy platform to make it more user friendly, and that forward thinking carries a lot of weight."

"The Edupoint team has also been very responsive and very willing to partner with us, which was attractive from a relationship-building standpoint," said Melanie McGee, Project Manager for Bellevue. "We enlisted a wide base of users to participate in the selection process; it wasn't just IT or Curriculum. Overwhelmingly, the user groups felt that Synergy was the best solution to meet our needs."

"Bellevue was seeking a full-featured solution to align with its guiding principles, including Excellence, Accountability, Collaboration, Communication, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement, and found that Synergy best met its requirements," said Bob Weathers, Founder & CEO of Edupoint. "We are pleased to welcome Bellevue School District into the Synergy family, and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership."

The district expects to be live with its Synergy implementation for the start of the 2017-18 school year.

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For over thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically-advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The fully-integrated Synergy(R) Education Platform includes Synergy(R) SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy(R) LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, and Synergy(R) SE, a comprehensive special education data management system. Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support more than 3.5 million students.

More information: http://www.edupoint.com/.

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Edupoint to Lead State-Level Ed-Fi Data Standard Implementation in Maine

MESA, Ariz. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by the Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE) to lead the state's implementation of the Ed-Fi Data Standard and technology suite.

Ed-Fi will support data integration and data sharing between school administrative unit (SAU) data systems and state and third-party applications using industry standard protocols. Maine will be using Ed-Fi to collect data on its 180,000 students for state and federal reporting mandated by Maine DOE.

The process of implementing Ed-Fi in any state involves mapping data system fields to state reporting codes to ensure accurate data integration. As the provider of Maine's state-level student information and reporting system (SSIRS), Synergy(R) Education Platform, Edupoint is uniquely qualified to perform this function. Synergy Education Platform will collect data for state-level reporting and analysis from all of Maine's SAUs, integrating data from at least seven different student information systems (SIS).

The combined Synergy and Ed-Fi solutions will enable the varied SIS solutions to share a common language, making data collection for Maine DOE more efficient and economical and data reporting more accurate. Once Synergy data is correctly mapped to state reporting codes, integration with the Ed-Fi Data Standard will enable Maine DOE to extract and validate data from the SSIRS in real time as it is entered at the school level, accept it into the state Operational Data Store (ODS), and communicate it through dashboards, reports, and other applications.

"We are pleased to partner with Maine Department of Education to bring Ed-Fi online at the state level," says Tom McGrew, Chief Technology Officer for Edupoint. "Maine's selection of Edupoint as its Ed-Fi implementation partner, along with its recent selection of our Synergy solution as its state-level SSIRS, has cemented our relationship with Maine DOE, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership."

Edupoint has previously implemented components of Ed-Fi in Arizona and Tennessee, as well as locally in Portland Public Schools (Oregon).

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For more than thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well designed, technologically advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The Synergy Education Platform is a suite of integrated solutions that includes Synergy SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy LMS, an all-in-one learning management and assessment platform, and Synergy Special Education, a comprehensive special education data management system. More than a data management tool, Synergy is a collaborative environment that facilitates improved communication between educators, administrators, parents and students resulting in better instructional decisions at all levels.

To learn why thousands of schools across the country use the Synergy Education Platform to manage more than 3.5 million students, visit http://www.Edupoint.com/.

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Edupoint’s Growth in California Continues with Elk Grove Unified School District’s Selection of Synergy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information, learning management and assessment, has been selected by Elk Grove Unified School District to implement the company's Synergy Student Information System (SIS). The district required a state-of-the-art SIS that could comply with increasingly demanding external mandates and meet the high expectations of the district's E4 Integrated Learning System initiative to ensure college- and career-ready graduates, simply expressed as "Every student learning in Every classroom, in Every subject, Every day." Elk Grove selected Synergy based on its ability to meet these requirements, as well as Edupoint's customer-centric focus on solutions, implementation, and support.

"Only Synergy met our needs for a modern SIS that would provide us with an integrated gradebook, parent and student portals, powerful scheduling capabilities, and an online registration system," said Steve Mate, Director of Technology Services Administration for Elk Grove Unified School District. "Synergy's .NET platform will prove to be a great technology fit and will enable us to customize and integrate with other solutions currently in use districtwide. We thoroughly vetted Edupoint and the Synergy solution by contacting numerous other districts using Synergy, and each one had positive feedback about both the product and the company. We were looking for a true partner, and feel that we will have just that with Edupoint."

Elk Grove Unified School District, located just south of Sacramento, California, supports over 62,000 students across 63 campuses. Recognized throughout the state as a leader in progressive education, the district invited a broad cross section of district personnel to review and evaluate a new SIS solution. They found that Synergy not only met district requirements for robust data and process management, but also promised to deliver greater value than a traditional SIS by incorporating fully integrated solutions for teachers, administrators, students and parents. The district will be implementing a rich combination of Synergy Education Platform components, including Synergy SIS, TeacherVUE(R) with Gradebook, the ParentVUE(R) and StudentVUE(R) portals, Master Scheduler Builder, Synergy Online Registration, and the Synergy Technology Development Toolkit. In addition, Elk Grove Unified has chosen a Private Cloud Hosting environment, managed by Edupoint, which will provide the district with ongoing backend access to the Synergy database and source code.

"Elk Grove Unified School District needed a solution that would modernize their student data management while allowing them to build upon their existing best practices, and Synergy was able to provide the best solution," said Rob Wilson, President and Chief Innovation Officer for Edupoint. "Elk Grove Unified's E4 mission - which is focused on providing learning opportunities that challenge all of its students to realize their greatest potential - can only be possible when the right data management, learning management and engagement technologies are being used. Our solutions enable stakeholders in the classroom, school, district, and community to harness both student and instructional data to inform teaching, increase collaboration and positively impact student success. Edupoint's mission is perfectly aligned with Elk Grove Unified's and we look forward to building a valuable partnership with the district as well as continued growth throughout California."

Elk Grove Unified School District will soon begin the data conversion process and plans to go live with Synergy in July 2017.

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For more than thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well designed, technologically advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The Synergy Education Platform is a suite of integrated solutions that includes Synergy SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy LMS, an all-in-one learning management and assessment platform, and Synergy Special Education, a comprehensive special education data management system. More than a data management tool, Synergy is a collaborative environment that facilitates improved communication between educators, administrators, parents and students resulting in better instructional decisions at all levels.

To learn why thousands of schools across the country use the Synergy Education Platform to manage more than 3.5 million students, visit http://www.Edupoint.com/.

About the Elk Grove Unified School District:

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 65 schools: 40 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy.

Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 40 career-themed academies and pathways within 14 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and strive for having every student learning in every classroom, every subject, every day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit http://www.egusd.net/ and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook and Twitter.

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RSU 74 Becomes First Maine School District to Select Synergy

MESA, Ariz. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems has been selected by RSU #74 to implement their industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform to meet the district's student information, learning management and assessment needs. RSU #74 is the first school administrative unit (SAU) in Maine to select Synergy since Edupoint was selected by the Maine Department of Education as the sole provider of a State Level Student Information and Reporting System (SSIRS) to aggregate data from all SAUs for Maine's 180,000 students.

The agreement provides SAUs the option to license Synergy directly through the Maine DOE at pre-negotiated rates without needing to go through the bid process.

RSU #74, located in central Maine, supports students from the towns of Anson, Embden, New Portland, North Anson and Solon across four campuses. The district has selected Synergy Education Platform to replace its existing PowerSchool system with a solution that is seamlessly integrated from the ground up for full interoperability. RSU #74 will be implementing a rich combination of available Synergy Education Platform components, including Synergy SIS, TeacherVUE(R) with Gradebook, the ParentVUE(R) and StudentVUE(R) portals, LessonVUE(R) Curriculum Management and Synergy Assessment.

With the Synergy platform, RSU #74 will enjoy the most powerful SIS in K-12, comprehensive assessment, learning and curriculum management, analytics, and role-based mobile applications, while benefiting from real-time systemwide data connections that help improve administrative processes and learning outcomes. In addition, by choosing a hosted solution, the district will be able to utilize Synergy in the cloud, which will not only eliminate the need for IT staff to focus on day-to-day hardware maintenance but will also provide continuous monitoring of the district environment, all while still having backend access to the Synergy database.

"We are pleased to welcome RSU #74 as our first Synergy district partner in Maine," says Bob Weathers, Founder & CEO of Edupoint. "Synergy will provide RSU #74 with a single solution for teachers, administrators, students and parents, promoting collaboration and improving student data reporting accuracy and student learning outcomes. We look forward to streamlining the student information and learning management experience for RSU #74 and future Maine SAUs as we continue our partnership with the State to provide Synergy in a cost-effective manner to help improve student success."

RSU #74 is planning a phased implementation of the full Synergy Education Platform with the SIS fully operational in August 2016.

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For more than thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well designed, technologically advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The Synergy Education Platform is a suite of integrated solutions that includes Synergy SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy LMS, an all-in-one learning management and assessment platform, and Synergy Special Education, a comprehensive special education data management system.

More than a data management tool, Synergy is a collaborative environment that facilitates improved communication between educators, administrators, parents and students resulting in better instructional decisions at all levels. To learn why thousands of schools across the country use the Synergy Education Platform to manage more than 3.5 million students, visit http://www.edupoint.com.

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