Valley Christian High School Boosts Student Communication and
Engagement using Digital Signage
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sterling, VA. July 28, 2015: Arizona’s top christian high school, Valley Christian High School (VCHS), has implemented the Mvix digital signage solution throughout their campus. The digital displays allows the school to customize the environment for different events and audiences from a single web based management portal. They present pertinent information and events, bell schedules, student life photos, twitter feeds, etc. that keep the feeds fresh and the students engaged.
Founded in 1982, Valley Christian High School (VCHS) offers students a well-rounded education that prepares them spiritually, academically, socially and physically for life after high school. Their comprehensive curriculum empowers the students to engage in challenging academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine arts, a vibrant student life and be able to grow their faith in a distinctly Christian environment. With such an impressive portfolio, it’s no surprise that more than 98% of the graduates attend college! This enthusiasm for quality education earned them a spot on the Top 50 Christian High Schools in the U.S. --- the only high school in Arizona to make the prestigious list.
VCHS, an avant-garde institution, recently launched a one-to-one technology program that goes beyond simply providing students with an iPad. This program is revolutionizing the way their faculty instruct and the way students learn, collaborate and engage with their peers and faculty. Naturally, digital signage plays an important part in this program.
““We identified a need to present information to our students, families and visitors in a new, engaging manner,” said Bryan Winfrey, the Director of Communications & Student Recruitment. “Digital signage allows us to accomplish everything we wanted and it’s so flexible that we can use it in different applications.”.
Traditional bulletin boards and printed posters can't keep up any more. One way that digital signage wins is that administrators aren’t restricted to communicating just one event or announcement. Zone-based displays allow administrators to present different content and media at the same time. The screens can give equal publicity to the school’s community service project, upcoming football game and PTO meetings. Another bonus is in the animations and graphics that traditional signage lacks. Students have become accustomed to multi-media presentations so signs that feature vibrant simulations and imagery are much more likely to catch their attention.
“The digital signs are de-cluttering our hallways by getting rid of bulletin boards and posters,” added Bryan. “We are able to customize the displays with content relevant for the school day, for prospective family events or for athletic events. This allows us to reach our targeted audiences with content that is relevant to their experience on our campus.”
Bryan and his team spent about a month researching different digital signage platforms. Their focus was getting a solution that would able them to access and control all of their displays from a single access point. They also wanted to be able to customize templates and deliver a wide-range of content. Mvix did not disappoint them.
“The Mvix solution has surpassed our expectations!” said Bryan. “The ability to schedule content for certain dates and times allows the system to nearly run itself. There is content just waiting for their time to come, and then they play when they’re supposed to and drop off the schedule. I can stage everything and walk away”.
“Valley Christian High School is a great example of progressive educational institutions that have embraced technology," said A. Jay, the Mvix Sr. Director of Business Relations. “It’s no secret that students in the 21st century are drawn to their screens. Bryan and his team delivered a new student communication medium. They are a great model for other schools to emulate in communicating with students and parents.”
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