Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)
Smart ID Cards Save Time
Legacy High School was able to decrease their attendance taking
time dramatically with the use of ScholarChip
smart ID Cards.
ScholarChip, the largest
provider of smart ID cards for K-12
schools, announces that Legacy
High School (LHS), in Bismarck, N.D., has
dramatically decreased the time required
to take large group classroom attendance,
from 20 minutes to about four minutes, an
Legacy High School implemented
module scheduling similar to college-level
classes; they offer lecture courses in the
auditorium, up to 150 students per class.
When the teacher used a traditional roll
call in this environment, it took up to 20
minutes per class period, which is completely
Each student now carries a ScholarChip
smart ID card; when they tap a reader positioned
at one of four auditorium entrances
they are immediately counted as “present.”
It now takes about four minutes to
obtain attendance for each class period, an
80-percent decrease in time.
LHS assistant principal Ryan Riehl
says, “We’re excited to use this new tool in
our building. We continue to fine tune how
we operate our new school and ScholarChip
will be a great asset to us.”
Bismarck Public Schools is the largest
school district in the state; Legacy High
School opened in August 2015.
It is energy-efficient and tech-ready
with natural light and safety features
throughout the school.
Its Personalized Flex Schedule allows
students to learn in large groups and
smaller learning labs.
Automating attendance at Legacy High
School begins with ScholarChip’s ID Manager,
used to photograph and print customized
smart ID cards. Smart ID card-based
automation allows administrators to keep
schools more secure; they can monitor attendance
in real time, which can be vital in
the case of emergency or lockdown.
Reports generated also aid data-driven
operation decisions, which increase efficiency.
This article originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of School Planning & Management.