COSTA MESA — With the first day of school around the corner, parents and students headed to area campuses Tuesday to complete registration.
Corona del Mar High School seniors, Costa Mesa Middle School seventh-graders and their parents snaked their way around the campus from booth to booth to prepare for school.
This year, though, it took parents and teachers minutes — not hours — to finish.
"This has been the easiest time ever," said Costa Mesa senior Alyssa Hatton, 17, who worked at campus registration for the last four years and was manning the school I.D. booth.
Tuesday was a test to see how the new online registration would affect the in-person registration. The two 7-12 campuses piloted an online registration and student management software program called "K-12 Online," which allowed parents to fill out everything from emergency cards to health surveys and to buy items before coming to the schools.