High-Tech Report Cards
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Most of us have access to a computer these days- and for students at Trinity Catholic High School in Newton- that means their parents always have access to their grades.
Helena Alfonzo, Senior
"At first it was kind of shocking, but it wasn’t that bad because I have nothing to hide. But it is weird how they could keep an eye on you at all the time."
Anthony Andrade, Sophomore
"I kind of got scared. I was kind of surprised."
It's called Power School. The computer program was installed at Trinity this year in response to parent's questions.
Kelly Walsh, Principal
"They had asked what's going on in the classes. They said, ‘I'd really like to know about homework. I’d like to check my student's grades more regularly.’"
Although only in it's first year, the program is getting great reviews from parents.
Mary Del Rose, Mother
"I think it's great. I log in once a day and check to see where they stand, if they're missing homework. They’re good students and I’ve never had a problems with them, but it’s good to stay on top of it."
For mothers like Mary Del Rose the system offers more than just grades- it also provides other important information as well.
Brad Cranston, Science teacher
"If I have trouble coming to class without glasses, or not prepared, I can put it online. It's there for the parents to see and they can act on it."
Although the program initiated shock and some fear- students seem to be enjoying it now.
Jake Cabrera, Senior
"I think it saves you the time of saying did you see this or showing them what the grades are they can themselves and make sure you are not slacking off "
Parents aren't slacking off either- out of the 250 students at the school- 229 families have used the program to check on their students.