Instead of waiting countless hours for your progress report to come out and letting your parents see your grades, download the PowerSchool app now! The PowerSchool app helps students and parents keep track of their grades, assignments and attendance.
Chaparral High School (CHS) is now fully involved with the use of this new technology, now you can download this app on your phone and keep track of your grades. Jesse Garcia CHS Data Clerk, can give you the information you need in order to access your username and password. This app works on all smartphones.
“This year, a lot of them (students) coming in to get their personal information, approximately like 100 through 150 students,” said Garcia. She is impressed by how many students have been involved with this app. She believes it is useful because “It helps them, when they click on their grade and they can see the assignments they are missing, and they can check in with their teacher to see if they can still turn it and make up the missing work.”
“Parents have their own app, which is the Parent Portal and they come to me in order to fill out an application and they have to sign that they won’t give their children their password or username,” says Garcia. Garcia wants to inform parents to keep their information secure, she has had hackers trying to access her computer.
The PowerSchool app displays all the details students need. First, they sign up by using the assigned username and password. Then, it asks to click on the high school the student is attending (Chaparral High School) after selecting the school it gives the student only their personal information. The dashboard shows the students GPA, Class Overview, dates of the assignments when they were due, assignments graded, attendance, school bulletin (announcements), meal balance and fees.
The Gadsden Independent School District website has access to acquire the app, you can go to http://www.gisd.k12.nm.us/ and click on the icon PowerSchool app. It gives you access to more information (all personal information is kept private). Another way to acquire the app is to go to your smart phone, and go to either the App Store or Google Play, the application is free of charge.
Students at CHS have found this app very beneficial. Students have access to their grades and missing assignments. “Friends were showing me their grades on their phone and I got curious and wanted to download the PowerSchool app too,” said Nubia Soto a junior at CHS. Even the CHS counselors find this very convenient. “I think is great for students because it helps them keep up on their own grades and helps them be more responsible… I think we should have done this a long time ago,” says Jennifer Park one of CHS’s counselors.