Information for Students:
You can access your schedule and your graduation progress report via PowerSchool. Returning students, you can log in using your FA username and password. New students, your username and password (along with instructions for parent access) were mailed to you over the summer. If you don’t have access to PowerSchool, please call 564-8351 and ask for the Registrar.
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 grade books weekly, providing new information by 3 pm each Thursday for the duration of the course.
Our intention in providing 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.