January 2014

2013: A TURNAROUND YEAR FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION

By |January 1st, 2014|

IN RETROSPECT

The ritual of looking back over our shoulder at gains and losses reminds us that the good stuff is rooted in successful small steps. 2013 was that kind of year. Nothing wild and crazy; well…the creative bravado of our summer interns excepted. We improved the product incrementally all year long, and methodically designed and built a brand new feature in high demand — Private Lessons Management. Attracting the attention of prestigious schools and start-up ventures alike, we enrolled a beta set of testers and advisors from the masters themselves—music schools. And debuted to a very generous audience at a national conference on arts education. One step at a time, […]

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August 2012

Forty Charleston SC Schools Join ASAP

By |August 23rd, 2012|

After school programs are often run by small organizations around town. Non-profits, YMCAs, schools, PTAs, you name it, all chip in to help keep kids entertained and learning both before and after school. Recently I talked about our new ASAP After-School module we just released. I’m proud to say that one of those organizations, and a large one at that, will be using it to manage their entire program. Charleston County Schools in Charleston, SC has selected ASAP to help bring its after-school program from a program run by 40 different schools, 40 different ways, and mostly on paper, into the modern era. Over 3,500 students (and growing) utilize the […]

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Much Simpler: After School Management

By |August 21st, 2012|

There is one area where ASA strives to succeed everyday. Making technology easier to use and more useful to our clients. I’m proud to say that we have made tremendous headway in that direction with our new ASAP module for After-School Programs.

 

ASAP already has a large number of existing clients using the current functionality within ASAP to manage their after school programs. But there were persistent challenges that we kept encountering as we worked with this diverse market. We would often hear from clients “how do I make this work at our school?” and “that approach is better than we do it today, but my parents still have trouble registering […]

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We Heart After-School Programs

By |August 16th, 2012|

 

Last night (likely in the wee hours of the morning), our team deployed the newest module into the ASAP system: Afterschool Programs. This new feature-set was designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of Afterschool providers, adding yet another tool for leaders and educators to effectively deliver high-quality learning experiences to their communities.

 

And while there is almost always a lot of passion and excitement when we deliver new features to our users, this particular module held a special place in the hearts of our entire team. As a family-oriented (as well as owned and operated) business, we have a wide-range of experience and respect for afterschool and out-of-school organizations and […]