Ursula Franklin Academy (UFA) is a small community of learners that offers integrated liberal arts and sciences packages at the advanced level, preparing students for academic programs at the post-secondary level. The learning experiences offered at Ursula Franklin Academy will reflect not only the learning expectations identified by the Province and the Toronto Distrct School Board, but also the students' own interests, developing a sense of responsibility and individual accomplishments.
UFA's websiite was historically built and modified by students under the supervision of school faculty. As Toronto District School Board (TDSB) mandated a change in the source code of all school websites. UFA was left with a very disconnected template provided that did not send the right message to website users. The school needed a professionally developed website to display the merits of specialized programs to gain confidence of students and parents for admissions.
We created an entirely new design that was inline with their school colors and improved the user-flow process for parents and students. We tied together the automated the student application process, and built a custom platform for managing all student/parent communications.
The student application process was a side project along with the website. We automated physical form applications (ie. Specialized Program Application, TDSB Optional Attendance form, etc.) and stored gathered information into a database, without the need for data entry. The database also included medical notes on students for faculty awareness.