Imagine Schools Groveport

Chapel Hill 7th And 8th Grade Center case study provided by Cannon IV, a Flex Technology Group company

Imagine Groveport community school

Cannon IV didn’t want to close the deal the first day we met, and that’s what we were used to with other vendors. They truly wanted to assess our needs and help us manage our environment.”

Chad Fires

Business Manager, Imagine Schools Groveport


Founded in 2003, Imagine Schools is an organization that operates nonprofit K-12 public charter schools. Their mission is to help parents and guardians educate their children by creating learning communities of achievement and hope. There are 73 Imagine Schools spread throughout the United States dedicated to the goal of restoring vision and purpose to schools and returning parents and guardians to full participation in their children’s education.

Imagine Groveport Community School and Imagine Groveport Prep, located in Groveport, OH, were started in 2006. Over the past several school years, enrollment has tripled, and the two school buildings house more than 900 students. The schools anticipate even more growth and have plans to expand further over the next few years.

Imagine Groveport wasn’t actively searching for a vendor to manage their print environment; they already had one. However, in late 2007, Cannon IV reached out to Imagine Groveport Business Manager, Chad Fires, to introduce the company and offer help to the expanding school.

With 360 students the first year, two large copiers met the school’s needs. However, with the astounding growth to almost  triple the student population, more technology was needed – and not just printers. With the implementation of a digital curriculum system, they also needed to invest in computers for student use. To expand upon this digital learning strategy, Imagine Groveport was also interested in utilizing interactive whiteboard technology in their classrooms.


Cannon IV provided a Total Print Management solution to accommodate for the rapid growth of Imagine Schools

By the summer of 2008, Cannon IV had conducted a full technology assessment, and prepared to put a solution in place for the start of the new school year. The solution included a managed print service agreement, new HP printers and multifunction devices, HP desktops and laptops, AV Rover portable interactive projection systems, and even a new laminating machine for teachers. The Cannon IV managed print services agreement included a cost-per-page contract for imaging and printing services and supplies included.


Imagine Groveport now has the technology and support services needed to accommodate for its rapid growth. The Cannon IV Costper-page solution enables Imagine Groveport to save money by paying for only what they print, which is important in an expanding environment.

The HP Compaq Ultra-slim desktop PCs enables Imagine Groveport to deliver digital curriculum to students and the ultra-slim design of the machines saves space. In purchasing the computers through Cannon IV instead of another vendor, Imagine Groveport saved approximately $40,000. These savings can be utilized for professional development programs and other Imagine School initiatives.

An AV Rover system is a solution that combines the reliability, security, and functionality of a ceiling mounted projector installation, with the advantages of flexibility and low cost of a portable alternative. Therefore, the AV Rovers helped Imagine Groveport avoid the cost of having projectors installed and mounted in every classroom. The projectors are easily rolled to a different location to assist with class presentations and facilitation.

Business Benefits

  • $40,000 savings compared to other vendors
  • Lower cost-per-page
  • Teachers able to utilize technology to meet the needs of their curriculum