Compare Events & Classes in Jackrabbit

Events and classes are treated very differently in Jackrabbit, both in how they are set up and how they are managed. Events are typically used for birthday parties, parent's night out, open houses, and other special occasions. Note: A family status remains inactive if a family member enrolls in an event. For the family to become active a student must be enrolled in a class.

Events are created and managed using the Events menu. Classes are created and managed using the Classes menu. 

Below is a summary of the similarities and differences between classes and events:


One-day occurrences (birthday parties, parent's night out, etc.)

Ongoing class offerings

Enrollment by family or by student

Students are enrolled in classes
Waitlist/Trial Enroll/Future 
Drops & Enrolls


Attendance Tracking


In Staff Portal & Jackrabbit database
Class Rolls

Sign In/Sign Out sheet available

Sign In/Sign Out sheet available

Event Fee only, no prorating or discounting 

Post Tuition Fees by Class Fee or Total Hours, discounting/prorating optional
Website Integration

Access through the calendar on your website or through the Parent Portal

Classes available in Online Registration form, Class Listings tables, and Parent Portal
Registration Form

Customized registration form by Event Type

One registration form for all

Can be customized by Event Type

Policies and Policy Groups are created and are class-specific. See Legal Policies & Policy Groups for more information.


Limited reporting options

Robust enrollment reporting

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Can I view events and classes together so I can make sure rooms aren't double-booked?

A.  At this time, it's not possible to view events and classes in the same format.