About Home Base Parent Portal (Power School)
Home Base is a statewide student information system that gives parents online access to student information. Home Base gives faculty, parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades and assignments. Parents will be able to see grades, attendance and other information online.
With Home Base, powered by Pearson's PowerSchool application, everyone stays connected: Students stay on top of assignments, parents are able to participate in their child's progress, and teachers can instantly share information from their gradebook with parents and students. Families with multiple students can also set up their accounts to view all of their students at one time, all with one account to sign in.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I get started using Home Base?
A: Schools distribute Home Base access letters. This letter has the information needed to get started.
Q: What do I do if I don't have a Home Base access letter?
A: Contact your child's school for assistance.
Q: How do I use the system?
A: A tutorial is available at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/homebase/training/general/parent-access.pdf. Please note, our web address is https://ashevillecityschools.powerschool.com/public/. You will find a detailed user manual in The Parent Portal User Guide from Pearson.
The video below demonstrates account set up:
Q: What if I can't remember my username and password?
A: Click 'Having trouble signing in' on the Home Base login page (https://ashevillecityschools.powerschool.com/public/account_recovery_begin.html). You will be asked to enter your username to reset your password. You will need to enter your e-mail address if you have forgotten both your username and your password. Log in information will be sent to your e-mail address.
Q: What is the web address for parent portal?
A: https://ashevillecityschools.powerschool.com/public/, you will find a link to this at the top of this page.
Q: Where does my child login for the student portal?
A: Students and parents use the same website to sign in.
Q: Will my child still have access if I do not create an account?
A: Students will be provided with information to access their data even if parents do not request access.
Q: Why can't I locate my school on the iPad or iPhone application?
A: If you cannot locate your school, enter the following server information in the server settings: ashevillecityschools.powerschool.com
Security and Privacy
In order to maintain full compliance with the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all Home Base users are required to access Home Base using their own account. Student data is not accessible by anyone who does not have the authority to do so. Students have access to their own data, and any parent or legal guardian may also request access.
If there is a situation where a parent or legal guardian should not receive access to student data, please notify the school immediately.