Assessment at Shortridge High School reflects the staff’s aim to encourage creative and critical thinking and to develop knowledge and skills to analyze, synthesize and evaluate. Unlike traditional A to F grading where grades are subjective, at Shortridge, a student’s work is evaluated in relation to defined levels of achievement.

In an attempt to better communicate your child’s progress, you can login to PowerSchool (powerschool.myips.org) and see a grade. That grade reflects your child’s progress so far this semester.

At the semester, those grades become official credits so you can monitor graduation requirements and work towards on-time graduation! 

PowerSchool has many useful features. One example is the “Email Notification” function along the left side. For example, you can receive a summary of attendance and grades directly to your email on a daily, weekly, biweekly or monthly basis.  

To view your child’s report card, you must login to your parent account on PowerSchool. If you need assistance accessing PowerSchool or the Access Code, please contact us.

Parent Access.

If you have already logged into PowerSchool with a parent account and have seen your student’s grades and attendance, then you can gain access with the username and password you set up at powerschool.myips.org *If you have never logged in before*

  1. Click on the “Create Account” tab and then click the “Create Account” button. 
  2. Complete information in the “Parent Account Details” section and the “Link Students to Account” section. You must obtain the “Access ID” and “Access Password” from the school and utilize that information here. The Access ID and Access Password will not be needed for future logins. If you have multiple children, you can link multiple students to your account. 
  3. If you need assistance accessing PowerSchool or the Access Code, please contact us.
  4. Click the “Enter” button. 

Student Access

  1. Using your internet browser, go to powerschool.myips.org (bookmark this page)
  2. Username is the student ID number
  3. Password is the student’s birthdate in xx/xx/xxxx or x/x/xxxx format (ie. January 3, 2004 may be 01/03/2004 or1/3/2004)
  4. Click the “Sign In” button