Students & Families

Students & Families

Our Vision. Every Chicago Public Schools student in every neighborhood will be engaged in a rigorous, well-rounded instructional program and will graduate prepared for success in college, career and life.

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 all of the same capabilities of the previous system, while adding new features such as historical data, graduation requirements, student fees, and an easy-to-use mobile interface.

Account Registration and Portal Access


All old Student Portal accounts were automatically transferred to Aspen.

Log in to the Aspen Student Portal at with your CPS username (not email address) and password. Any student having difficulty with login access should contact their teacher or school.


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. We highly recommend completing registration on a desktop or laptop computer as this process is not optimized for mobile.
  • You will receive a second email to finalize account registration. Confirm your email credentials and log on to Aspen to link your students to your account. Aspen resources and training videos are available on the Parent Portal page on 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 with your email address and password.

Aspen Training

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

Aspen Training Videos

Parent Portal Registration Process

Watch: English | Español


Navigating the Web Interface

Watch: English | Español


Navigating the Parent Portal - Mobile

Watch: English


Navigating the Student Portal - Mobile

Watch: English


Setup Text Message Notifications

Watch: English








CPS Parent Portal Demo for Parents