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HCS Technology

Our school district offers many tools to help keep parents engaged with your child's learning.  These can be daunting to navigate.  Here are links and instructions for the key tools to help you stay engaged in your child's academics! 



HCS Connect - a convenient app to keep up-to-date with your child's school.

CLEVER - All HCS staff, teachers, and students will use CLEVER to access District approved online resources as their single sign-on program. Username will likely be  and password will be students birthdate i.e. mmddyy.


HCS Help Desk - 256-428-6900


Khan Academy - instructional videos on many topics


NetSmartz - Information about keeping your children safe in our digital environment

Online Grades


Chalkable (fomerly iNOW) provides grades, attendance records, and printable report cards.  Elementary grades' standards-based report cards are also included in Chalkable.  


In Chalkable, parents have one account with all your children linked to that account.  Visit the school office of one of your children with your driver's license to obtain your login information.  Middle and high school students may request an account to view the grade information only (i.e. no siblings).


Link to Chalkable

Login and Navigation Instructions


Renaissance Learning
STAR Tests

STAR tests are administered several times a year to elementary, middle, and sometimes high school students to gauge how students are performing in the areas of Reading and Math.  The performance is compared to students across the nation.  These reports are typically available immediately after your child has taken the test. However, once a new test is administered, older reports are no longer available.  All your children can be linked to one parent account. If you have problems accessing your child's STAR report online please contact your child's teacher.


Link to Renaissance Learning

One page text instructions on setting up a Parent account and viewing reports

Deciphering the STAR reports

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