ScholarChip was founded on a mission to help make schools safer, more engaging, and more supportive of student success.
Our approach to school safety is from “the inside out” meaning we begin with students’ mental and emotional well-being as foundational for creating safe school environments.
A climate where students are supported mentally and emotionally, where behavioral expectations are clearly communicated and where positive behaviors are rewarded is inherently safer. Technology can’t create such an environment, but it can support it and apply standards in a fair and unbiased manner. Appropriate access control systems that control and monitor access to the school or campus round out our holistic approach to school safety.
Founded by Dr. Maged Atiya with an initial focus on providing secure identity and automated attendance solutions to K-12 schools while helping reduce the administrative burden associated with “unfunded mandates”.
Platform expands to include visitor management, behavior management, access control, cafeteria point-of-sale to become the first comprehensive School Safety and Operations System (SSOS).
ScholarChip continues to advocate for an “Inside-Out” approach to School Safety that balances social-emotional wellness, personal accountability, and physical security.
ScholarChip was acquired by Valsoft Inc. in April 2021. Valsoft is a leading investor and developer of software companies. This move allows us to accelerate our development and growth so we might continue to support schools in a more meaningful manner.
ScholarChip was founded by Maged Atiya in 2000. When his children were young, Dr. Atiya served on the Board of Education in Port Jefferson, NY, where he realized that schools didn’t have access to the very high levels of computing power that were available to science and industry. He established ScholarChip to meet this need. Prior to founding ScholarChip, Dr. Atiya was a Senior Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island and an Assistant Professor of Physics at Columbia University.