Foxcroft Academy began using PowerSchool for the 2011-2012 academic year, primarily because we believe strongly that parents and students deserve to be well-informed about academic progress. PowerSchool is the fastest-growing, most widely used web-based student information system, supporting 10 million students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries. PowerSchool enables Foxcroft Academy’s educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers, and students to work together in preparing 21st-century learners for the future.
Information for students:
You can access your schedule and your graduation progress report via PowerSchool. The URL for PowerSchool is https://foxcroftacademy.
Information for parents:
One of PowerSchool’s many features is its “web portal”. With internet access and a modern web browser, you and your student(s) can connect to our system to get assignment and attendance information. Instructions to set up your account and access PowerSchool were mailed to you in early August. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please call Assistant Head of School for Academics Jon Pratt at 207-564-8351 (ext. 1517) or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you sign in to the web portal, you’ll see a list of your student’s courses. You’ll notice that a grade is presented for that course (more on that in a moment) and that clicking on the grade will link to a list of assignments and the grade for those assignments. Teachers will update their gradebooks on a weekly basis, providing new information by 3pm each Thursday for the duration of the course.
Our goal in opening the web portal is for you to be able to stay current with attendance and with how your student is doing on individual assignments. The overall course grade displayed by the PowerSchool portal during the weeks between progress reports and report cards may not be accurate because it does not reflect the standards-based analysis that our teachers perform as required by our grading system. With that said, if your student has a consistent pattern of As and Bs, or Ds and Fs, the course grade is most likely to be an A or a B, or a D or an F. Keep in mind, though, that the core purpose of the web portal is to communicate about assignments and attendance and not for parents to manage the process, timeliness, or results of teacher grading.
We hope you and your student(s) will take advantage of the PowerSchool web portal. It provides a shared and up-to-date knowledge base on student performance–and as we say here at FA: “Knowledge is power.” Let’s use that power together to improve student academic performance!