Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS)

The Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS) was created to comply with the Performance Based Accreditation Model established by the Education Reform Act of 1982. This creation was strengthened by further legislation in 1994. This legislation placed an emphasis on the accurate reporting of student attendance and personnel at the school level – it required that there be no more summary data sent to the State Department of Education. MSIS was created to capture the data necessary to comply with this state legislation as well as federal requirements for reporting.

MSIS provides for the electronic collection and storage of comprehensive detailed data about teachers, administrators, students (PreK to 12), and school board members. MSIS also allows for the electronic transfer of student records from one school district to another, thus offering a unique student tracking system.  The purpose of this project is to provide an efficient means in which to:

  •  Support the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) performance-based  accreditation model
  •  Support education funding programs
  •  Provide timely and accurate reporting of education data (schedules, attendance, grades, transportation, discipline, Vocational, and Special Education) to meet state and federal requirements
  •  Allow for student tracking across the state to determine student mobility trends and to assist in the reduction of the drop-out rate within the state.

SAM (Student Information System by Central Access)

SAM Spectra is our Student Administrator Manager. This product allows our school district to manage many aspects of our daily routine including Enrollment, Attendance, Grading, Scheduling, Discipline, Special Education, State Reporting, Calendars, Dashboards, a Parent Portal, a Student Portal, iOS apps, and optional modules - Online Student Registration, and AIM Call Notification System.  Central Access works closely with Mississippi Department of Education to ensure that all Federal and State Mandates are considered and implemented in SAM Spectra.

SAM Spectra’s parent portal allows the viewing of classes, grades, attendance, discipline, transcript information, student and parent demographics, and even AIM messages. ActiveParent also has an iOS app available for download for free from the Apple Store.

​ ActiveStudent
SAM Spectra’s student portal allows the viewing of almost everything seen within ActiveParent and more! ActiveStudent gives students the opportunity to request courses for their next school year and empowers students with ownership over their academic records.

​AIM Call Notification System
Alerts can be sent directly from SAM Spectra, reaching out to thousands of parents, students or employees all at once. Free mobile apps are available for iOS and Android devices.