Oaks Christian School
Heartland has helped many campuses achieve their campus card goals through the years. While a large portion of our business is on collegiate campuses, Heartland works diligently to meet the needs of corporate, preparatory, and academy campuses, such as Oaks Christian School. Oaks Christian School is a private, college preparatory school located in Westlake Village, CA. Since its inception in 2000, Oaks Christian School has experienced rapid growth on their campus. The student body is thriving; nearly 500 students are enrolled in grades 5 through 8 and 1,000 in grades in 9 through 12.
As Oaks Christian School looked to provide a better overall student experience, its leadership determined that a comprehensive campus card system could help them. The current campus card ID system was not cohesive and was set up to operate multiple individual solutions, such as using a standard retail gift card for purchases in their dining facilities. The goal was to bring the existing solutions and functions together into one program and add functionality to their ID.
The choice to use Heartland OneCard to accomplish their goals allowed them to implement a complete solution with expanded services. In the first phase of implementation, Oaks Christian School launched a new ID card with a completely new look, as well as the added ability for OneCard to be used in their dining facilities and bookstore for purchases. Students were also given the ability to pay for on-campus printing with their Heartland OneCard through integration with PaperCut.
The dining facilities were in need of a new point-of-sale (POS) solution. Oaks Christian School wanted the terminals to have a fresh look, reflective of the campus’s use of leading technology while providing a sleek profile. OneCard Tablet POS terminals met the exact needs campus officials were looking for. Oaks Christian School is the first campus to use tablet POS terminals as their standard throughout campus, with 18 in use. These units provided a great look while offering their staff, students, and parent volunteers a more efficient experience.
In the past, parents found it very difficult to add funds to their student’s account so they could make purchases on campus. One immediate upgrade from Oaks Christian’s old system was the use of OneWeb, OneCard’s online account management portal. With OneWeb, parents can now add funds, and students have the ability to check their balance, view their transactions, and connect with their OneCard.
In efforts to keep their students up to date with the latest technology, Oaks Christian has embraced OneCard Mobile, a mobile application that becomes a single point of access to campus life. OneCard Mobile allows students to use their smartphone as a virtual ID card, to make purchases, and to manage their OneCard account, all from the palm of their hand.
Students have embraced OneCard as an integral part of their campus life, using it on a daily basis throughout campus. Heartland was able to provide a comprehensive solution for Oaks Christian School, creating a positive impact on student life and helping the school to consolidate systems. Future plans include possible use in vending machines, concession stand purchases at athletic events, and payment in their box office for event tickets.