Located in beautiful Solana Beach, California, Santa Fe Christian School has a student body totaling over 1,000 students in grades K-12. Taking into account these students and their collective families, there is an extensive community looking to engage with their fellow students, their faculty and - most importantly, the school's athletic programs - in their own unique ways.
For years, Santa Fe Christian School's partnership with REPu (then known as Sideline Studios) took the form of the SFC Talon - a 60+ page full color media guide that was updated on an seasonal basis. While this did provide a lot of essential information, it was difficult and expensive to maintain. Because it was printed and not digital, the information grew stale almost immediately. Staff at Santa Fe Christian School realized they needed a new and innovative way to engage with this audience, keeping them up to date on all of the latest athletic events and activities, while showcasing the school on a larger platform.
This evolved into the SFC Talon mobile application in 2015, which is much more than just an extension of the traditional media guide. It's an official, school branded app that was built with the Santa Fe Christian School community in mind. The app quickly proved to be so popular that it became the basis of REPu’s digital platform that many schools around the country now use.
Almost immediately after the app launched, everyone - from faculty members to students to families and everyone in between - found it a very effective way to keep the Santa Fe Christian School Community deeply engaged with the school itself on a daily basis.
Jessica Martin, parent to one student at the school, said that, "No longer do we have to find an email, get a text from a coach, find a text from a parent to get updates or directions to places - we have everything at the click of a button”.
Nick Farrell, Strength and Conditioning Coach at Santa Fe Christian, echoed those sentiments, "For me, it's nice to have a database of scheduling in my pocket that is easily accessible so I can find out schedule changes, where events are happening, which athletes are playing which sports, and what season they're in so I can formulate their workouts accordingly”.
The community at Santa Fe Christian School is very happy with what their partnership with REPu has been able to accomplish thus far and they look forward to rolling out new functionality and features to better connect the school with their community.