Northern Gateway Public Schools

NGPS switched from Rapid Web Designer to WebGuide and integrated StaffConnect for their school division and 18 schools.
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About the Client

Box Clever Education worked with Northern Gateway Public Schools to bring their new branding to life online. In addition to the modern and colourful site, we also provided new websites for all of the schools within the division. 

All of the division website's features make the content more presentable and easy to navigate for visitors. With lots of information to share, NGPS' three most recent News and Highlights posts are automatically pulled to the homepage so that visitors are always alerted to current news and events. 

NGPS was able to make use of their brand colours by using them throughout the site in different ways. When visiting a page that houses staff member listings, each coloured feature box can be clicked to reveal that member’s profile. 

The cascading box colours on the Superintendent's Page are automatically generated and set to never show the same colour side-by-side. These cascading boxes also open to reveal additional information as the user engages with the site.  

Visitors who want to engage further with the division can do so by contacting the school, or using the social media channels, such as Twitter and Facebook, directly from the website. 

When it comes to school website design, straight-forward navigation is key. Schools need to communicate with parents and students as efficiently as possible. At Box Clever Education, we created a custom content management system (CMS) called WebGuide for Schools that creates consistency across all websites in the district. Each school is on the same CMS, each website has the same features and tools, and they are all branded as part of Northern Gateway Public Schools. This consistent layout and feel ensures that all visitors are able to get the information they need quickly and easily.

Admin time is significantly reduced thanks to our simple-to-use system and effective setup and training. A half-day training session for staff is typically all the time schools need to create websites that are fully-populated and ready to launch! The system is so easy to understand that the designated staff members trained by our team at Box Clever are able to return to their schools and provide training to the rest of the school's staff. WebGuide for Schools also allows staff members to have access to multiple school sites, along with access at the district level.

Each school can choose from a selection of modern website themes designed by our team of professional web designers, and can further customize their site by choosing their colours, layout, and more. If a school is looking for a fresh, new look it’s as easy as logging into WebGuide and selecting a new website theme - all content is automatically switched over to the new theme without any additional work.  A website refresh has never been so easy!