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Student Portal

A unique, web-based tool that allows students view their grades & attendance online.



What do I need to log-in?

You will need your CPS username and password. If you do not know your password, please contact your school's main office or technology coordinator.

Guide to Using the Student Portal


What does Student Portal include?

Students can monitor their academic progress online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Here are a just a few features of the Student Portal:

  • Class Information: View class descriptions and any attached documents (such as syllabi) that teachers enter into Gradebook.
  • Assignments: View your upcoming assignments as well as past assignments, including due dates and grades received.
  • Triggers: Create a customized ‘alert event’ that will prompt an email or text message notification for attendance or grade activities. Note: Prior to configuring a cell phone text alert, please confirm your text message plan with your provider as standard rates will apply.
  • Grades: View a summary of your averages from each report card period for all classes. Additionally, this screen serves as the point of entry for teacher-student dialogue.
  • Attendance: View a list of all non-present attendance events, such as absences and tardies, recorded during the school year.
  • Calendar: View non-present attendance events by date as well as a high-level description of any campus or District events entered by the school administrator.

Update your Contact Information

Attention: Please call your school to give the staff your current contact numbers for yourself and family members.

Additional Support

Please also note the following:

  1. Please confer with your school administration for all questions related to your CPS username and password.
  2. The amount of information entered into Gradebook may vary from school to school and teacher to teacher. Talk to your teacher about their expectations for grade entry and updates.
  3. The Student Portal is not meant for school announcements. Please visit your school’s main website for upcoming events.
  4. If you do not have a home computer, please check with your school to see if they have a designated computer. Alternatively, you can use your valid Chicago Public Library (CPL) card at any branch to access the Student Portal. To use a CPL public computer, you must have a valid CPL card in good standing. Simply make an online reservation at the PC Reservation Station. You can choose from the next available PC or pick a time that is most convenient for you. Patrons are allowed two 1-hour PC sessions each day.
  5. Elementary cumulative cards and high school transcripts are not available on the Student Portal. Please see your school for transcript information.

Use the Student Portal to check your grades and attendance online. All students in grades 5-12 at non-charter schools can access the Student Portal.

Student Portal

Check your grades and attendance online by logging into our Student Portal.


How can I check my grades and attendance?

  1. Visit  Opens in a new window icon;
  2. Log in using your CPS username and password;
    1. Your username and password are the same as your FirstClass username and password. If you do not have an active FirstClass account, or have lost your password, please contact your teacher.
  3. View your grades and attendance.

Student Portal news

Attention students: We may need to reach you at home! During flu season, there is an increased need for schools to immediately connect with families. Please make sure your parent or guardian has the correct contact information on file at your school.

Tutorial and instructions

Adobe PDF icon Guide to using the Student Portal

Learn more about the Student Portal’s unique features.


Student Portal features

Learn more about the Student Portal’s unique features.


Student Portal support

Contact information, additional portal notes.


Minimum computer requirements

Find out what kind of software or computer is needed to use the Student Portal.



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Page Last Modified on Friday, April 14, 2017