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by Elliott Hettinger IV 6 min read

What is the difference between gocps and student and Parent Portal?

Student and Parent Portals provide access to students’ grades, assignments, and attendance, among other new features, such as the ability to view and pay fees online. GoCPS is the online platform that allows families to apply to nearly every CPS school and program using one site, one application, and one deadline.

Can I access the parent portal with my CPL card?

Alternatively, you can use your valid Chicago Public Library (CPL) card at any branch to access the Parent Portal. Elementary cumulative cards and high school transcripts are not available on the Parent Portal.

How do I set up a new Aspen Parent Portal account?

Follow the steps below to set up a new Aspen Parent Portal Account. How can I create a Parent Portal account? Please contact your school to provide your up-to-date email address and request a Parent Portal account in Aspen. Once parent contact information has been verified by the student’s school, parents will receive a signup email from Aspen.

What are the system requirements for the parent portal?

The Parent Portal also supports Konqueror on the Linux platform. * Minimum Windows requirements: 486/66-MHx processor; Windows 98; 16 MB RAM; 12 MB of free hard drive space. Mac OS 9 operating system; and Internet Explorer 5.17, Firefox, or Safari; or Mac OS X operating system; and Internet Explorer 5.2 or greater, Firefox, or Safari.


Welcome to Aspen

The Aspen student information management system consolidates information from five data sources into a single system. Student and Parent Portals provide access to students’ grades, assignments, and attendance, among other new features, such as the ability to view and pay fees online.

Aspen Portal Access

Students and their parents/guardians have different credentials for Aspen. These resources will explain how to register for a new account, access and navigate the portal, set notifications, and customize your experience.

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CPS partners with parents/legal guardians, families, external providers, and community organizations to remove social, emotional and physical barriers to learning and prepare students for life after high school.

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We welcome and encourage all parents, legal guardians, and families to participate in student education and engage with school communities.

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