Maestro SIS is a cloud-based school management solution, which helps small to large educational institutions manage administration, teachers, students, learning, communication, and more. The platform allows organizations to streamline the entire student lifecycle, from tracking leads to enrollment management.
Features of Maestro SIS include an application workflow wizard, document management, attendance tracking, faculty conference scheduling, teacher evaluation, a student/parent portal, and more. Its admissions management functionality lets users upload, view and print student documentation via a built-in database. It also offers automated messaging, allowing administrators to edit message templates and share information via email during various stages of admission. Students can view available learning catalogs and request specific courses during the application process.
Maestro SIS comes with a course management module, which assists users with grade management, academic pacing, and records management. Plus, its announcement board feature lets organizations post messages or event details. Maestro SIS integrates with various third-party applications such as BlackBoard Collaborate, Authorize.Net, Brain Honey, Moodle, Canvas, Odysseyware, and Google Checkout.
Maestro has been a game changer for our school. For the first time in over ten years, we have a platform that parents can access online and staff can access from any device. With the number of customizations and LTI connections, we will have a more user-friendly and robust SIS than before. Maestro was responsive and helpful in addressing our unique needs. They carefully investigated the state requirements and adjusted their program to fit our unique setting. We still have a lot of bugs to work out but I am confident Maestro will meet our needs moving forward.
We have been in operation for over ten years and have used a custom-built SIS in the FileMaker Pro platform. While it had many features we used and appreciated, there was no parent portal or online access. After researching a multitude of other SIS programs, our admin team selected Maestro as our finalist. I truly feel there is no other SIS program that could meet our unique needs as an online charter school in Oregon. During the entire set up and implementation process Maestro has been responsive, available, and thoughtful in their approach to our unique programs. They helped us meet each important reporting deadline throughout the year. They can build out the program to nearly whatever request you have. The ease of access and support have been amazing.
We were one of the first schools in Oregon to use Maestro so there was a learning curve there with all the complex reports needed for Oregon. Maestro was responsive, available, and helped us meet each deadline, it is just something to know is going to take time when they are working with a new state. Moving an SIS is a huge undertaking! Do not underestimate the amount of time, resources, and staff time moving your SIS will take.
Thank you for the great feedback, Daniel!
As far as being a huge undertaking, we try to make our users aware that changing systems is work, and cite the responsibilities they will need to assume in our proposals to make the expectations clear. Having a well-organized, techy project manager who understands the needs of the institution and plans ahead makes for an easier transition. For large institutions such as yours that have a variety of complex business practices and want to take full advantage of all that Maestro offers, the first few months are indeed a challenge, but once the entire system is configured for the individual institutional needs, our users tell us that the payoff in increased efficiency is worth the pain. I certainly hope you'll find the same to be true for Baker, once you get your final decisions made and give us your final specifications so we can complete your reporting needs! The good news is, teachers can become Maestro SME's with only 2 hours of training!
Maestro SIS is a highly-responsive customizable solution for our ever-changing SIS needs. Within a couple of days or sometimes hours, a customization request, is delivered. Customer service is outstanding. More often than not, I am meeting with Jose and/or Sue to think through logic and solutions that can best serve our needs. The entire team is awesome and always attentive and responsive to delivering the highest quality customer service. They treat me like family. Maestro has kept us in the business of providing access to a high-quality online education to our students.
My only suggestion to overall quality is that it would be beneficial to be able to query data for a report without having to make a request.
Ease of use. Responsive to needs.
Not query-based for front end user.
That I don't have access to make some parameter changes - but probably for a good reason that I do not. :)
Maestro has allowed us to streamline nearly every process we currently do. In years past we had to work in a chain where one person had to do something before the next task could be started. Now, everyone can work at the same time to quickly process student applications and enrollments. Maestro has also allowed us to add a layer of accountability so we can ensure every student is working at an acceptable pace and staff members are responsive to student requests.
When we didn't have Maestro we had duplicated data entry, scattered data, and an inefficient course enrollment process across three LMSs. Now, we can quickly scale our organization to meet our needs and all staff members have access to the most up-to-date student information. The entire staff has been responsive to every request and willing to handle requests on short notice to get us out of jams (that they didn't cause).
We just got through our first day of school with Maestro and nothing was "brought to light" by our student population so I have nothing to add here.
We appreciate the kind words, Michael. It's great working with you! Please let us know what areas we can make more user-friendly, so we can earn 5 stars for that as well when we roll out the new UI, which is on our current roadmap. Our users are our best source for how we can continue improving Maestro.
Working with the dedicated folks at BocaVox LLC has been an invaluable experience in collaborative educational innovation. Offering management services to a number of accredited K-12 virtual schools, Academica Virtual Education has a great need for ensuring that our educators'and the students, parents, and communities we serve'have access to the best possible methods of monitoring student success, identifying academic problems before they become crises, and ensuring that all stakeholders are informed, knowledgeable, and invested in the ultimate achievement of our learners. However, their Student Information System, Maestro SIS, has provided us with much more than just monitoring and reporting features. Their team has worked tirelessly with us to customize their system to our needs, providing us with specialized pathways for grouping and communicating with students through our House Affiliation motivational and community-building endeavor and creating unique supervisory roles for educational professionals not previously available through a traditional brick-and-mortar mindset (academic coaches, virtual teacher mentors, and blended lab site coordinators, just to name a few).
Under the leadership of Sue Diseker, the Maestro SIS team has not only been responsive and gracious with their time and energy but major contributors in helping us think most clearly through potential issues and problems, and of course, proactive solutions. From that standpoint, they have ceased to be vendors and have truly become strategic partners and peers in the movement to transform the world for the better through online learning.
We have a long term relationship and if it did not work for our clients, we would have moved on. Great people and a great product!
The many features and the ability to work with online courses make this product stand out.
We would like it to be more user friendly.
Thank you for the kind words! The focus of our next release is usability, with a new UI. You spoke - we listened!
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MAESTRO SIS offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Not Available
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MAESTRO SIS offers the following features:
MAESTRO SIS has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business
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We do not have any information about what devices MAESTRO SIS supports
MAESTRO SIS integrates with the following applications:
Authorize.net, Brightspace, Canvas LMS, Moodle, PayPal, Schoology
MAESTRO SIS offers the following support options:
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support