Tacoma Public Schools is launching a Web-based system that will allow students and parents to check grades, assignments, attendance records and other information.
The district for several years has offered a system that made limited information available online. The new system, dubbed Home Access Center (HAC), promises more and is more user-friendly, according to district officials.
Families of high school students, for example, should be able to see a student’s daily schedule, daily assignments due, attendance, progress reports, report cards and transcripts. All students and parents in the district should be able to see test scores, grades, assignments and attendance records.
District director of instructional technology Michael Farmer said parents should see a link for HAC on the district’s home page, www.tacoma.k12.wa.us, beginning Monday. Each school will send parents a letter outlining the new system, along with a password and user name.
Wilson and Foss high schools helped pilot the program, Farmer said. Some schools will offer parents without home computer access a chance to use school computers to check on their child’s progress.