Many schools have added community service as another important dimension to a student’s success. It’s a great way for students to enhance their college applications. They learn real-world skills; increase their confidence, compassion and empathy; and develop a sense of purpose and meaning.
Being an advisor of a community service program is time well spent but can require many after-school hours spent dealing with logging service time, approving hours, and monitoring goals. Inquiries from students and parents about lost forms and whether or not service has been recorded can be time consuming as well.
Provide students with an easy way to record their service hours and lessen the workload of program advisors with High5, a student community service tracker. No other solution provides the agility for quick customization and adaptation to a school’s evolving programs and initiatives.
Schools that use High5 save on average 50 staff hours per school year for a 100-student program. Most of these hours are spent addressing inquiries from students and parents, which is virtually eliminated with High5.
• Manage student community service hours from anywhere.
• Approve service hours with just a click or tap.
• Create alerts for students on entries that need attention or follow up.
• Export data for ad-hoc analysis or combine with other data.
• Record service hours while on site from a phone or computer.
• Use phone microphone to dictate instead of type.
• Autofill organization information based on previous entries.
• Upload photo evidence of service.
• View approved hours in real time.
• Monitor service goal progress over time.
• Send yourself a pdf report of recorded hours.
HOW IT WORKS
High5 lessens the workload of advisors and enables students to take charge and easily record and track their community service hours.
Students access the solution from their phone and immediately log their time while on site at the completion of their service. No delays, no misplaced paperwork, and no hours go unaccounted. Advisors can access the app from an iPad, tablet, or desktop and approve hours right away. From their phones, students instantly see advisor approvals and notes instantly, greatly reducing the volume of inquiries to the advisor.
HIGH5 IN ACTION
Schools use High5 to manage their student community service programs for greater efficiency, easier tracking, and higher visibility.
“The service hours solution has an incredibly easy user interface for staff and students, eliminates ALL on site paperwork, and brings everything into one centralized, digital hub. Additionally, the solution allows me to easily track hundreds of student service hours in real time. Honestly, I cannot quantify how many hours of time it saves me, but it is a tremendous amount. This is a must use program.”
- Jeff Smith, Assistant Principal
District and school requirements and needs vary. Contact EduOptics for a free consultation to discuss deployment options for your school(s).
High5 is best experienced when web-enabled and hosted on Claris FileMaker Server. Students can access from their phones or desktop. Advisors can access from iPad or desktop.