InstantCard & K-12

Security for K-12 students is a growing concern

Schools are becoming increasingly aware of the need for secure identification of all adults on campus. Many schools are now instituting policies that all adults—staff, teachers, and visitors—must wear a visible photo ID card at all times. They teach students to look out for any adult without a badge, and report it immediately to a staff member. Visitors are required to check in, and are issued a temporary plastic “VISITOR” badge.

Start a visitor badge policy now and

K-12 School visitor badge

Order cards for 1 student or 10,000 students.

We designed our system to work with any size order.

We designed our system to work with any sized order—giving you the flexibility you need. Card price doesn’t change based on batch size. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our declining balance system.

← To learn more about our declining balance system, watch the video!

So, If you have a late enrollment in you K-12 school, don’t worry! You may order just one card at a time at the same cost of every other student ID card. It will still shipped same-day, getting to you when you need it.


K-12 Student ID with Barcode and Magstrip

Identity cards are a must for students.

For the safety of students, it is good for them to keep identification on them at all times. Student ID cards are not simply for photo identification, however. They may be used for granting access to rooms, to library material, or to other amenities (see: Technology). For example, they may have a barcode for library access, or a magstripe for building access. Validity dates for each semester or school year are clearly displayed. They may also be used, together with QR codes, to provide medical information in case of an emergency.

As you enroll students, you need cards right away.

Don't worry—we have you covered.

All cards are ordered online and shipped same day, so you receive the cards you need when you need them. We don’t limit you to one delivery service—we will ship via USPS, FedEx, or UPS.

K-12 shipping options

With our online app, it’s easy to add the information of new students as they are enrolled—individually, or by uploading a spreadsheet. You may use our API to pull your students’ information directly from your database. Either way, we keep the process as quick and painless as possible.

Working with many K-12 schools, we understand that you might have special shipping requirements. Do not hesitate to call us so we can make sure that we meet the specific needs of your school.


Technology without the overhead

We have what you need to get the most from your student ID cards.

We offer every option for your student ID cards, so you are never limited. At InstantCard we love technology, and are always excited to invest in anything which will increase the functionality of your ID cards. We have made the investment in the best technology so that your institution doesn’t have to. Update to the functionality you need—when you need it—with the click of a button.

Are you unsure as to the best ways to implement some of this technology in your school system? Give us a call, we’ll be happy to discuss implementation options. We value straight talk—you should never pay for an option that you don’t need.


K-12 ID Technology

Let parents know—
Their kids are in good hands.

Teachers and faculty should have their ID badge on a lanyard, visible at all times.  This way anyone can see who is authorized to be in the building. This is particularly important for substitute teachers—people who might not be immediately recognizable.

Daycare centers may have workers switch before parents come back to get their children. Make sure the parents know that their kids are still in good hands.

K-12 School faculty badge

Click here to see an article on ID card policy for schools which appeared in ‘School Business Affairs‘, the Professional School Manager’s leading print & online resource:

Picture This: How to Establish an Effective School ID Card Program.

“This article originally appeared in the January 2013 School Business Affairs magazine and is reprinted with permission of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). The text herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of ASBO International, and use of this imprint does not imply any endorsement or recognition by ASBO International and its officers or affiliates.”