A Tour of SchoolClassics.org


This slideshow highlights just some of the key features of SchoolClassics.org. If you would like a more in-depth demonstration using a remote video connection, please contact support@schoolclassics.org.     (Click on an image to enlarge.)

  • 1. Getting Started: SchoolClassics.org has five modules. The most important of them are Gradicus and Populo. They form the core of operations and are used most often.

    Note how, after logging in, the site is customized with the logo and colors of your school.

  • Gradicus


    2. Dashboard - Calendar: The teacher's dashboard displays the school calendar at the very top, including important dates, events, and student/staff birthdays. Students in the class of the teacher who is logged in are highlighted. Clicking on a student enlarges their picture.

    Notice that Gradicus allows for class rotation days in the schedule. Days can be labeled by numbers, letters, or even Greek letters.

  • Gradicus


    3. Dashboard - Attendance: Teachers record morning or class attendance directly onto their dashboard. Schools may choose to also have the teachers record the students after-school plans, whether they be carline, a club, or a sport. Teachers can record if the after-school plan is the default for the student on that weekday. The option is then prefilled for future attendance recording.

  • Gradicus


    4. Dashboard - Class Summary: The teacher dashboard has a class summary with quick links to important pages such as grading, planning, class reports, and rosters (which can be exported to spreadsheets).

    Classes with average grades that are either too high or too low are highlighted (optional parameters set by administration), as are classes with assignments missing grades.

    Displaying student grades marked as missing makes it easy for the teacher to follow up and enter them right into the dashboard. A click of a button also sends a notification email directly to the parents about missing assignments.

  • Gradicus


    5. Dashboard - Detentions: If Demeritus is used by the school, students with detentions will show up on the dashboard as a reminder to the homeroom and issuing teachers for followup. As detentions are served, they can be checked off here.

  • Gradicus


    6. Admin Dashboard - Attendance History: This graphic gives you a quick overview of the attendance trends at the school. You can easily see if there are too many absences on Fridays, or if there is a wave of the flu passing through the school.

  • Gradicus


    7. Admin Dashboard - Too High or Too Low: Administrators have access to this list of classes where the averages grades may be too high or too low. The grades may be perfectly valid, but this tool is an excellent check to see if the course content and assessment is too easy or too hard for the students. It also helps prevent artificial grade inflation.

  • Gradicus


    8. Admin Dashboard - Top 20 Demerit Earners: If Demeritus is used, the top 20 demerit earning studenst are displayed on the administration dashboard. Within days of the start of the school, administrators can identify those students who will need intervention strategies in order to have a successful year. The progress of the students' behavior can then be monitored easily and closely on a daily basis.

  • Gradicus


    9. Planning - Curriculum: The curriculum map for each course is accessible by all teachers and administrators. Only administrators and teachers of that course can make modifications. The curriculum map is standardized in a monthly format or as a syllabus. They can be exported to a PDF.

    Parents can view the curricula through the Parent Portal (optional).

  • Gradicus


    10. Planning - Classes: Class planning can be done in two modes. This is the multiview mode, where all the teacher's classes are displayed on a single page as a quick overview of the entire day.

    The curriculum map can be toggled open to show where in the plans the class should be that week. This view can be printed out as a PDF for convenience.

  • Gradicus


    11. Planning - Classes: This is the detailed class-planning view. This displays one class at a time, but with more options, including the ability to view and import plans from other teachers, classes, or a teacher's own plans from the previous school year.

    Teachers can also attach documents to lesson plans and display multiple weeks at the same time. Recurring plans are for lessons that repeat from week to week.

  • Gradicus


    12. Grading - Entering Grades: Adding assignments and grades are easy on the grading page. Average percentages and letter grades are instantly updated and saved as grades are entered. See the last grading period grades alongside for quick reference.

    Change the possible score on an existing assignment and the students' grades for that assignment are automatically prorated. This saves the teachers time when converting to a percentage score.

    Failing grades are highlighted in red. Near failing grades are highlighted in olive.

  • Gradicus


    13. Grading - Averages: Assignment and test averages are tabulated as grades are entered, as are overall classes averages and letter grades per grading period.

  • Gradicus


    14. Grading - Comments: Unlike other grading applications, student comments can be entered on the same page as the grades. Referring to a student's performance while typing is easy.

    You can also view grades and comments from previous grading periods by clicking on the toggle.

  • Gradicus


    15. Grading - Student Report: A comprehensive report can be viewed for each student by teachers and administrators. This shows the student's current and past grades, teacher comments, and a listing of tests and assignments, broken down by grade weighting category.

    How the final grades are calculated with the weighting categories can be viewed with a click.

    This report, for their children, is available to parents through the Gradicus Parent Portal

  • Gradicus


    16. Reporting: Generate Interim Reports, Report Cards, and Transcripts from the same page. Multiple options are available to be able to get exactly what you need. Reports are created as PDF files that you can print and store.

  • Gradicus


    17. Report Cards: Report cards are customized with your logo. Failing and low grades are highlighted in different colors.

  • Gradicus


    18. Parent Portal: The Gradicus Parent Portal allows parents to access much of the available information about their own children, including grades, assignment and test scores, schedules, attendance history, discipline history (demerits), subject curricula, as well as enter volunteer hours and view their volunteering history.

    Parents can set or reset their own passwords, minimizing support calls/email to the school.

    Optionally, the Parent Portal can generate funds for the school by allowing parents to advertise their business to other families at the school. This feature alone can potentially pay for your SchoolClassics.org subscription and more!

  • Populo


    19. Student Lists: Populo maintains the student database. Student lists are sorted in multiple ways, or you can search for individual students. Get quick access to more information about each student through convenient links.

  • Populo


    20. Family Lists: The family page of Populo contains quick reference to immediate family, emergency contacts, and pickup lists. Hovering over and clicking on links provides contact information. Primary contacts are highlighted in red.

    From here, you can generate signs to the families to display in carline. There is also an "Afterschool" module which highlights the family pickup lists and the students' after-school activities.

  • Populo


    21. Faculty and Staff: Faculty and staff are also maintained in the databases of Populo.

  • Demeritus


    22. Issue Demerits: Your school may choose to use the Demeritus system for tracking discipline. Demerits for rule infractions can be entered on a PC, tablet, or phone. Simply select the student and the infraction, add a brief description, and parents are instantly notified by email.

  • Demeritus


    23. Demerit History: View student demerit history. Sort by the number of demerits to identify those students who need interventions. Click on a student's history to see if their behavior has been improving over time.

  • Demeritus


    24. Detentions: Demeritus can be set to automatically issue detentions. Outstanding detentions are listed to aid in followup. Outstanding detentions are also listed on the homeroom teacher's Gradicus dashboard page.

  • Fortuitus


    25. IT Requests: Faculty and staff can make IT requests through Fortuitus. Notifications are made instantly by email and text to the IT technicians. This page tracks their IT requests and allows them to update the status and make notes about the repairs. A repair history is linked to each item of equipment for future reference.

  • Fortuitus


    26. IT Inventory: Fortuitus helps schools manage their technology inventory. Multiple report formats allow for quick tallies of the numbers and value of equipment, as well as track their location and repair history.

    For your tech department, this is a convenient and secure location to store information such as serial numbers, login information, MAC addresses, and static IP addresses.

  • Surveyor


    27. Survey Dashboard: Surveyor is designed to allow schools to gather information from their parents and staff. From the dashboard, surveys are created, edited, sent, and reviewed.

  • Surveyor


    28. Survey Questions: Multiple question formats are available for scaled or textual responses. Optionally, statistics can be gathered by grade levels and gender.

  • Surveyor


    29. Survey Responses: The anonymous survey responses are displayed graphically along with comments, and they can be viewed as an aggregate or by individually surveys. Results can be exported to PDF files for inclusion in reports.