The days of waiting for progress reports and report cards to find out how well students are doing in school are coming to an end for many families.
New software rolling out across South Carolina schools allows parents to check in anytime they want. They can see test grades, scores on class work and homework, their student's schedule, messages from teachers and even whether their child attended each class on time.
Students can use it too.
It's called PowerSchool Parent Portal. York and Clover schools have already opened it up to families. Rock Hill's three high schools will start in February with middle and elementary schools following later in the year. Fort Mill schools will test it at Springfield Middle next semester and roll it out districtwide in August.
"Before, you would just wait for the interim report," said Gloria Sharp, whose son Zachary is a senior at York Comprehensive High and daughter Taylr is in eighth grade at York Middle. "I stay abreast more now. It's just right here at my fingertips."
Sharp said checking in several times a month has helped spot areas where her children needed to study more.
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