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Ascham School - Website

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Organization: Ascham is a non-selective, day and boarding girls’ school. Founded in 1886, Ascham provides a strong academic program within a friendly, inclusive culture and is known for its liberal arts curriculum, the Dalton Plan and extensive co-curricular offerings.

Industry: Education - Independent Schools

Need: Website

“Switching to elcomCMS has made a huge difference to our staff. Now they have the confidence to take control of their own content and keep the site up-to-date without IT involvement. ”

Rebecca Sorensen
Project Manager

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The Challenge

Ascham School previously had an in-house built website that was difficult to maintain and was limited in its functionality. Over time the site had grown organically and information had become out dated and repetitive. The design and user experience did not reflect how the school was in reality, and Ascham School needed a new site to showcase its strong academic program, outstanding student services and culture. 

The Solution

After an extensive review process which consisted of analyzing how well each vendor could potentially meet their technical, service, and design requirements; Ascham School selected elcomCMS for its ability to:

  • Meet requirements to cater for publishers from different departments, with varying technical expertise.
  • Flexibility to support different digital requirements from a functionality and interoperability point-of-view.
  • Scalability allowing Ascham School to scale and customize the platform to their requirements.

Elcom, along with brand consultancy and design partners, Scribble & Think, worked with an Ascham School project manager to deliver the new website. Its purpose is to provide enriched content and an enhanced user experience.

Key features of the site include:

Sleek and effective website design

Scribble & Think designed the Ascham School website for the elcomCMS platform. The new design reflects Ascham School branding and digital strategies; and the community feedback has been very positive.

Extensive content and information across all areas of the College

The Ascham School website is rich in content and information; and through elcomCMS’ Embedded Articles and Dynamic Widgets functionality, content can be reused and shared across the site.

A mega menu to enhance site navigation

Ascham’s project manager collaborated with Scribble & Think to incorporate a new navigation best-practice into the site. The mega drop-down menus and mega footer provide an easy and user-friendly way to organize the large amount of Ascham’s content.

Enrollment information and request an enrollment pack
The enrollment section has increased engagement. A form allows users to easily request enrollment packs.

Key elcomCMS features and modules used in the Ascham School solution:

  • Embedded Articles
  • Dynamic Widgets
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • User & Group Security
  • Local Administration
  • Forms

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