New Student Information System: Ascender – Parent Portal


Southside ISD switches to new student information software Ascender – Parent Portal.

The parent portal will be live for use after Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Links work but will be undergoing maintenance until August 4.

Ascender – Parent Portal provides online access to school-related information about your students, including enrollment, attendance, grades, discipline, assessments, immunizations, and more! Parents can access the parent portal from the campus websites, the parent page, and the district homepage.

The Ascender Parent Portal will replace the student information software Skyward.

The Parent Portal is available for parents and guardians of Southside ISD students. Returning and New parents will need to create an account, find out how by visiting

For more than 50 years the Texas Computer Cooperative (TCC) has been the leader in delivering products and services that support Texas LEAs in managing Student and Business information. WHAT’S OUR MISSION? Provide comprehensive administrative software to school districts, charter schools, and education service centers throughout the state of Texas. WHO USES ASCENDER? Of the approximately 1250 local education agencies (LEAs) in Texas, 19 Education Service Centers support 885+ LEAs across Texas. That is nearly 75% of  Texas LEAs! WHY ASCENDER? • Professionally designed user experience • Integrated reporting tools • Robust third-party software integration • Powerful parent and employee communication tools