Students at Broughton High School who applying for college are struggling to access their transcripts.
RALEIGH, N.C. -
system implemented in Wake County is leaving parents and students scratching
their heads as they get ready to apply for college.
of the state's new electronic database known as Home Base that provides
transcripts to colleges and universities is not working yet.
the North Carolina Public Schools website, "Home Base is a statewide,
instructional improvement and student information system for teachers,
students, parents and administrators."
PowerSchool section is supposed to provide access to official grade transcripts,
but its rollout is slightly delayed, said PowerSchool transition manager
said the rollout is delayed because the state is still trying to get its system
to communicate with the College Foundation of North Carolina.
systems across the state are able to access transcripts through the NC WISE
system, but Wake County had its own transcript system that ceased when Wake
County switched to Home Base.
students like Monae Covington, who attends Broughton High School, are scrambling
for alternatives as they need access to transcripts.
unable to get mine right now, so they gave me an unofficial copy so I can see
what I'm doing," Covington said.
principal said the school is giving all of its college-bound seniors paper
copies of last year's transcripts, providing colleges with students' current
class assignments, and sending letters to colleges explaining the delay.
alternatives are OK for the time being, but students are worried about getting
"I really do
need them," Covington said. "I'm a senior and the semester is almost over."
says it hopes to have the problems resolved soon.
"We're supposed to have it in our test system
this week," Galloway said. "And we've told the local education agencies that
we'd have it on or before Sept. 23."
admission deadlines in mid-October, that deadline should be enough time to get
transcripts to the appropriate colleges and universities.
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:43:09 GMT
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