Modernizing our software systems is a key initiative for Breck. Over the past year, we've launched a new website and implemented new admissions software. Following these two key upgrades, Breck has selected Veracross as our partner for our new Student Information System (SIS), launching in the 2019-2020 School Year. Veracross specializes in providing software services to independent schools across the world and has been developed over their history in partnership with those partner schools. This new software will allow us to provide dynamic, personalized and up-to-date information to our students, families and faculty while also enhancing the communications between Breck and our community.
A software transition of this magnitude is a significant undertaking. We have begun the initial work of configuration and data migration, and we anticipate that we will continue to configure and design the new system throughout the upcoming school year. There are a few key milestones for us before we begin the new year:
- February and March — System configuration and initial data loads
- Late April — Internal "go-live" with the core constituent relationship management (CRM) functions.
- Early July — Final academic data load and go-live for faculty and staff
- Early August — Faculty, Student and Parent Portals will be released.
Training and staff development will occur throughout this time as new functions are released.
Over the course of the upcoming year, we look forward to sharing new features with you, and also hope to hear your feedback. Feel free to email us at any time if questions arise. Over the summer, we will be communicating with you about new login information for the upcoming school year, and soon enough, the Login button on our website will become your personalized portal into Breck.