• About Home Base

    Home Base is a statewide student information system that replaced NCWISE and SPAN starting in the 2013-14 school year. Home Base gives parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades and assignments. 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, with one login.

    All middle and high school students have access to Home Base.

    Secondary students (grades 6-12), must claim their account through the NCEdCloud to access PowerSchool and any other HomeBase application (get NCEdCloud instructions).

    Hints when claiming your account:

    • Make sure you are entering the birthday in the correct format. (YYYYMMDD). For example, if the birthday is August 16, 2001, enter 20010816
    • Only answer five (5) of the security question options.
    • Chrome is the preferred browser for NCEdCloud. If denied access to NCEdCloud, take the following steps:
      1. Close all open browsers.
      2. Open a new session of Chrome.
      3. Click CTRL + SHIFT + DELETE (shortcut to clear a browser's history/cache).
      4. Close Chrome.
      5. Open a new session of Chrome.
      6. Enter URL: my.ncedcloud.org
      7. Log in.


    How do parents get started?

    Step 1. Complete the access request forms.
    Hand deliver the completed access request form to the school. Notarized forms can be mailed to your child’s school. Download the notary public form or photo ID form.

    Step 2. Wait for your access letter and instructions.
    Once your child's school has verified your forms, they will provide you with a welcome letter and a Quick Guide.

    Step 3. Create a Parent Portal account.
    Use the information you received in your letter to create your Parent Portal account. For help creating an account, download directions. When you are ready, you can create an account here: wcpss.powerschool.com/public.

    Step 4. Link your students to your account.
    Once you’ve created your Parent Portal account, use the access ID and password provided on the letter from the school to view your child’s data. Does your access ID and password still not work? Make sure you’ve created your Parent Portal account first. Still having issues? Download and read the directions.

    Step 5. Need Help? Please review the FAQs below prior to contacting the school for assistance. Questions regarding grades can be e-mailed to your child’s teacher.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    NOTE: Please check with your child's school if you are unable to see grades upon logging in to the Parent Portal, or are having access or password issues.

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.