Visitor Management System (VMS)

  • The WCASD implemented a new security system in all of our school buildings effective September 2021. Each school building is equipped with the Navigate 360 Security System. This system is a web-based software application being used in school districts around the country and in Chester County to conduct instant sex offender screenings for all visitors to our school buildings. Navigate 360 will allow our schools to electronically check all visitors against a registered sexual offender database, produce a visitor badge, and monitor visitors once inside our school buildings.

    The overall goal of implementing Navigate 360 is to continue to provide additional safety measures for our students and staff.

    Please know that the safety of our students is always our first priority. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or review the FAQs listed below.

Frequently Asked Questions - Navigate 360

  • Introductory Information

  • What is the Navigate 360 System?

  • Why is the WCASD using this system?

  • Who is scanned, and how does it work?

  • Besides sex offender data, is there any other data compared?

  • Will every visitor be scanned into the system, including WCASD employees?

  • Does the WCASD have the right to require visitors, even parents, to produce identification before entering the campus?

  • What if the person refuses to show identification?

  • What if the visitor does not have photo ID?

Need Help or Additional Information? Contact Rik Thornton!

  • For additional Navigate 360 Security System information, please contact Security Supervisor Rik Thornton at

    Rik Thornton
    Public Safety Supervisor
    West Chester Area School District