Somers Central School District Selects Infinite Campus Student Information System

HAUPPAUGE, NY (May, 2012) – Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. (“Custom”), the Northeast Channel Partner for Infinite Campus, announces that Somers Central School District, which serves 3,400 students within the town of Somers in northern Westchester County, NY, has selected Infinite Campus as its student information system (SIS). Infinite Campus, the largest American owned SIS, was selected as it was the only system to meet all key requirements identified by the district and the only SIS to be considered a top-tier solution four years in a row by market analysts.

A few top priorities for Somers Central School District were:

A solution with complete mobile access, allowing all constituents access to information anytime, anywhere, on any device
An adaptable course master design that allows the district to incorporate personalized learning communities into their curriculum mapping
An integrated data analysis interface to provide the district with the information they need in order to accomplish their vision of educating the whole child

“No other program came close to the ease-of-use, reporting capabilities and power of Infinite Campus. Also, the data conversion and implementation processes used by Custom provided a smooth transition from our legacy system,” said Dr. Raymond Blanch, Superintendent for Somers Central School District. “Data visualization was key in our decision to choose Infinite Campus. Without a good way to look at ‘data in motion,’ we are only able to see snapshots. The evaluation of student performance, program success and teacher effectiveness can only be measured over time. Infinite Campus gives us the clear ability to look at data in this way.”

Somers Central School District’s implementation, conversion, training and ongoing support will be handled by Custom Computer Specialists’ dedicated Infinite Campus team.

“Custom is pleased to have been chosen to partner with the Somers Central School District on this critical project,” said Alan Lacher, Custom’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our expertise in enterprise systems integration and K12 operations will ensure a smooth transition and provide Somers Central School District with unsurpassed product and service quality.”

The Somers Central School District plans to go live with Infinite Campus in July 2012.

About the Somers Central School District

The Somers Central School District is located in Northern Westchester approximately 40 miles from New York City. The District hosts 4 schools catering to 3,400 students. The School District offers a full menu of academic and extracurricular experiences for its student body and routinely sends its graduates to top Universities. A high performing district, Somers is a member of the Tri States Consortium, an organization of similarly high performing school districts throughout the tri-state area that aim to improve student performance through the use of qualitative and quantitative data.

About Infinite Campus

For over a decade, Infinite Campus has successfully implemented its solutions for customers of all sizes. As the largest American-owned student information system, Infinite Campus applications manage 5 million students in 43 states. Infinite Campus customers range from those with fewer than 100 students to more than 600,000 including school districts, regional consortia, state departments of education and the federal government.

About Custom Computer Specialists, Inc.

For three decades, Custom Computer Specialists has been partnering with school districts throughout the Northeast, offering premier services and technologies to maximize student achievement. Custom is committed to providing the technology that will make the 21st century classroom a reality. Today Custom proudly serves and supports over 300 districts and 2.5 million students.