Legacy High School Reduces Time to Take Attendance by 80% with ScholarChip

Legacy HS Reduces Time to Take Attendance by 80 Percent with ScholarChip


NEW YORK, N.Y.., November 2016 —ScholarChip®, the largest provider of smart ID cards for K-12 schools, announces that Legacy High School (LHS) in Bismarck, N.D. has dramatically decreased the time required to take large group classroom attendance, from 20 minutes to about four minutes, an 80 percent decrease.


Legacy High School implemented module scheduling similar to college-level classes; they offer lecture courses in the auditorium, up to 150 students per class. When the teacher used a traditional roll call in this environment, it took up to twenty minutes per class period, which is completely impractical. 


Each student now carries a ScholarChip smart ID card; when they tap a reader positioned at one of four auditorium entrances they are immediately counted as “present.” It now takes about four minutes to obtain attendance for each class period, an 80 percent decrease in time. 


LHS assistant principal Ryan Riehl says, “We’re excited to use this new tool in our building. We continue to fine tune how we operate our new school and ScholarChip will be a great asset to us.”


Bismarck Public Schools is the largest school district in the state; Legacy High School opened in August 2015. It is energy efficient and tech-ready with natural light and safety features throughout the school. Its Personalized Flex Schedule allows students to learn in large groups and smaller learning labs.


Automating attendance at Legacy High School begins with ScholarChip’s ID Manager, used to photograph and print customized smart ID cards. Smart ID card-based automation allows administrators to keep schools more secure; they can monitor attendance in real time, which can be vital in the case of emergency or lockdown. Reports generated also aid data-driven operation decisions, which increase efficiency.


About ScholarChip

ScholarChip is the largest provider of smart ID cards used for attendance, payment processing, visitor management, secure door access, and behavior management services in K12. It was first to market in centralizing and integrating School Safety and Operations System with a true one card solution, which operates seamlessly with popular Student Information Systems and NFC mobile devices. ScholarChip’s Higher Education services include Tuition Payment Plans, Loan Servicing, Student Retention Services, and a compliant Payment Gateway. For more information visit


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Nancy Napurski

Lionheart Communications



Ryan Riehl

Assistant Principal

Legacy High School