MARKETING & ADMISSIONS COHORT

WHAT ARE PARTICIPANTS SAYING?

“The SCL Cohort program is uniquely suited for benefiting both new and veteran Admission professionals alike. Whether someone has been in their role for many years or is brand new, there is a wealth of information and ideas that can be easily and immediately be implemented to improve the admissions experience for families.”
Alicia Williamson
Providence Classical School, Spring, TX

Meet Your Cohort Leader​

Amy Burgess was the Admission and Marketing Director at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, TX, before she became a full-time marketing consultant. She works with clients in a variety of industries, from solopreneurs to multi-million dollar corporations, giving them the marketing messages they need to connect with their target audiences. Amy believes CCE has the power to change not only individual lives, but society at large, by the grace of God. She is committed to taking her experience with corporate clients and putting it to work for the best schools in the country.
Amy Burgess
Marketing Consultant,
Amy Burgess Consulting

Distinctives

Connection

Connect with a small group of Admission/Marketing Directors at classical Christian schools across the country to build a support network of like-minded professionals who will help you do your job better.

Office Hours

Regular “Open Office Hours” live on Zoom for asking Cohort Leader Amy Burgess specific questions about anything you’re facing at your school in between virtual meetings.

Assignments

Strategic assignments between calls that will help you streamline your workflow, and make things like Board Reports and Prospective Parent Communication easier.

Social

Social gatherings with cohorts at SCL regional and national gatherings.

 

Purpose

This program is for anyone serving as a school marketing and/or admissions leader in a classical Christian school. The goal of this cohort is to understand and implement the basics and to root out bad habits while establishing the good.

Format

  • 10 monthly virtual meetings (August 2021-May 2022), each 90 minutes in length to include a brief presentation on a key topic and open discussion time to share ideas, best practices, and past “wins” that might work for others in the future.
  • Strategic “homework” assignments between meetings, such as gathering historical admission data, researching attrition issues, and gathering past marketing campaigns. Together we will analyze the data and make specific recommendations based on the issues faced at each school. (No two schools are exactly alike!)
  • Resources and video content will be loaded to an online learning platform for easy access to expanded learning opportunities

Cohort Syllabus

Contracts, Re-enrollment, Continuous enrollment? We’ll look at all the options and figure out what the best solution is for YOUR school’s mission. (There is no single “right” answer!)

This month we’ll discuss what a great Onboarding/Welcome program looks like for new families, from Welcome Bags to New Family Orientation and “connection” families. Getting off on the right foot with your new families will build your future retention numbers!

We’re going to cover all-things Communication this month. We’ll touch on automating “nurture” communication with prospective parents, as well as ongoing communication with current families (and how that translates into customer service and, ultimately, retention.)

Whew. The crazy-rush of Admission season is behind you. Let’s take a minute to celebrate, then look at Retention. What can we do to keep these new families for the long haul? “Retention begins in admission” — we’ll break it down and set you up for success. 

May is Marketing Month in our cohort! Website reviews, social media marketing hacks, word-of-mouth marketing strategies — it’s all on the table. Bring your examples, your questions and your plans, and we’ll crowdsource them into marketing machines.

We’ll get acquainted and look at what the year will hold for our cohort, then we’ll discuss best practices for New Family Surveys so you can have your survey ready by the time school starts (for delivery in October).

This month we’ll discuss Tours and Events. We’ll share best practices, lessons learned, and some fresh ideas to incorporate into your fall tours and prospective parents events.

Let’s dive in on Application Reviews so you’ll have time to make any revisions and improvements you want before you open applications for 2022-23! (We always live in the next school year, don’t we?)

Now it’s time to pull out your Parent Interview questions. We will help you craft that prime opportunity with applicant parents to hit all the information-gathering, vision-casting, retention-building goals.

Bring your Admission Assessment tools and let’s figure out what’s working, what’s not, and how we can make your assessments serve your admission goals better. 

TOTAL COST

MARKETING & ADMISSION COHORT

$ 2,200 Regular Price
  • SCL Member Schools receive 10% discount
  • Monthly Payment Options Available

APPLY NOW

In order to keep the group sizes small, and maximize effectiveness, we will take applications on a first-come, first-served basis. This application has no obligation. Once you apply, we will personally reach out to you to answer any questions after reviewing your application. If you are approved, you will be informed of the specific start date for your cohort, asked to sign a commitment to the cohort, and given a link to submit payment. Some individuals will be waitlisted until there are enough applicants to form a new group. We will keep you updated as to your application status.