PTCFast.com is a website designed to make it easy to schedule parent-teacher conferences. It was designed by an educator and a software designer who believe that scheduling software can be highly flexible and still very easy to use. The software has been continually improved since 2009 based on user requests and contains numerous features users find helpful for the specific application of parent-teacher conference scheduling.

A PTCFast user (teacher or school administrator) can set up as many different conferences as he or she would like, with the same or different blocks of conference times. For each conference, the website provides a link to be distributed to parents that allows them to sign up for the specific conference that is appropriate for them (or, if you prefer, you can have the system create a school webpage which displays for parents a full list of all the conferences being held at the school.).

The system offers powerful template tools that streamline setup, even for large schools.

And once you've set up one semester, setting up subsequent semesters is a snap--do a whole school in minutes. Get a quick overview of these features here.

All your data is protected using secure 256 bit encryption and we have a simple and strong privacy policy.

Though easy to use, the software has a broad range of useful features including:

  • Parents can change their appointment at any time.
  • Parents receive a reminder of their appointment time.
  • Teacher/administrator can check the schedule at any time, and be notified of late sign-ups.
  • Users control the details of communications with parentsd, deadlines, etc.
  • Administrators can set up multiple conferences, and have the system send copies of the schedule for each conference to the appropriate teacher, as well as to themselves. Teachers can be given different levels of control over the scheduling process.