Welcome to Aspen
Chicago Public Schools launched a new student information management system called Aspen on April 22, 2019, which consolidated information from five data sources into a single system. As a part of this initiative, we rolled out new Student and Parent Portals, which provide access to students’ grades, assignments, and attendance, among other new features, such as the ability to view and pay fees online.
Account Registration and Portal Access
Old Parent Portal accounts could not be automatically transferred to Aspen.
To register for an Aspen Parent Portal account:
- Contact your school to verify your personal information in CPS’ Student Information System is up to date and accurate. You will need to provide your school with an active email address to receive instructions and the validation code required to create an account.
- Follow the email instructions and use the validation code to create a Parent Portal account. Aspen resources and training videos are available on the Parent Portal page on CPS.edu if you need help in setting up your account or navigating the system.
- Call your school if you do not receive the registration email, your account is locked, or you need assistance correcting profile information or linking student(s) to your account.
Log in to the Aspen Parent Portal at aspen.cps.edu with the email address you used when you created your account and password. SPECIAL NOTE: Your user name is the email address you used when you initially signed up for your Aspen account.
All old Student Portal accounts were automatically transferred to Aspen.
Log in to the Aspen Student Portal at aspen.cps.edu with your CPS username (not email address) and password. Any student having difficulty with login access should contact their teacher or school.
Once you have set up your new Aspen Portal account, we encourage you to view our training videos to learn how to navigate the portal, set notifications, and customize your experience. Resources are available on the Parent Portal and Student Portal pages on CPS.edu.