iNow - Online Grades

iNow provides grades, attendance records, and printable report cards.  Elementary grades' standards-based report cards are also included in iNow.  


In iNow, 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 iNow account to view the grade information only (i.e. no siblings).


Link to iNow

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

Accelerated Reader - Parent Emails

Would you like to receive an email every time your child takes an Accelerated Reader test?  The email includes the book title, score, and points earned.  This tool also offers the ability to search book titles and view the reading level and potential points earned for reading.  It is officially called "Home Connect."


To set up email notification, parents must log into each student's account.


Link to Accelerated Reader portal (Home Connect)

One page text instructions for logging in and signing up for email notifications

Login and email instructions - with pictures


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.

ClassLink - a single sign-on platform that will allow teachers and students to use one username and password to access everything they need. For more information, click here

Canvas -  The Canvas Learning Management Platform allows schools to build the digital learning environment that meets the unique challenges faced by their institution. Canvas simplifies teaching, elevates learning, and eliminates the headaches of supporting and growing traditional learning technologies.

Password Organizer - download this document to help keep track of all the HCS logins - parents and students.  We recommend printing it on a bright colored paper!


HCS Help Desk - 256-428-6900


Khan Academy - instrutional videos on many topics


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

Naviance - HCS students in 9th - 12th grades have access to a great college and career research tool called Naviance Family Connection.  Naviance has a number of great features including ACT Test Prep, college search, college SuperMatch, a list of local scholarships, career search, Road Trip Nation (short videos by teens for teens related to careers), resume builder, and much more!  Counselors are visiting classes this fall to introduce the program and to ensure students are able to log in, and they will continue to work with students throughout the year to share different features of the program and to guide students through activities.    


Follow these steps to log in to Naviance and check it out!  Go to  Click on "Sign in for Students and Families" at the bottom.  The student username is firstname.lastname and password is his/her date of birth (MMDDYY).  

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