The American School of Monterrey

Case Study about The American School of Monterrey website development. The American School of Monterrey is a private, international day school founded in 1928 to provide students with a US type education.

The American School Foundation of Monterrey

The American School Foundation of Monterrey is a private, non-profit, independent, international day school providing a U.S.-type education to international and Mexican students. While the school offers a curriculum similar to U.S. schools in many respects and is fully accredited in the U.S., it is incorporated and licensed in Mexico and students must also meet all requirements for the Mexican diploma unless they are of high school age and specifically registered only in the U.S. high school diploma program.

Project Outline

Quintagroup designed and developed a few Plone themes for the client, the latest one features responsive web design.

Responsive Plone Theme

After considerable planning and collaboration with the clien, Quintagroup has developed  the ASFM theme for Plone 4.1, fully responsive theme that  adjusts its design, so the website will display beautifully and intuitively no matter what type of device it is browsed with. Since youngsters are always mobile, this way the students can keep up to date with their studies any time, any way, on any device.

Social Media Integration

Finally, today’s world has long as entered the social media era where individual behavior is most influenced by a recommendation from a trusted friend, which creates the need for social sharing features in any kind of website. The ASFM theme has integrated social media  to connect the visitors  to relevant social networking sources - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+/.

Users Management

There are lots of users on this website, so the school required reliable solution to handle bulk upload/update/deletion of the information about the users. FacultyStaffDirectory product was used as a basis for user management, it was extended with several scripts:

    1. a script that performs a bulk upload of new accounts into Plone FacultyStaffDirectory product via CSV file.
    2. a script that does a bulk modification of the existing accounts in Plone FacultyStaffDirectory product via a CSV file upload.
    3. a script that does a bulk deletion of the existing accounts in Plone FacultyStaffDirectory product via a CSV file upload.

      Online forms development

      There are several on-line PloneFormGen forms on the website that required additional custom development to perform the required tasks:

      a) Forms containing multi-select field (for different departments: Sales, Support, Administration, etc.) should have special script added that would send the form to the corresponding email address depending on what item is selected in the field.

      b) Forms have a boilerplate template that is sent to the receivers after form submission, however such boilerplate should take values from the form (name, date, location, etc.) and substitute them into the boilerplate before emailing.

      Plone Theme Development

      Quintagroup developed a Plone Theme for The American School Foundation of Monterrey, based on Plone 4.1.