Links and Resources for Parents

EdModo (Middle School and High School)

The world’s largest K-12 social learning community where Pontiac Academy for Excellence teachers, students, and parents can connect safely and securely.  All teachers in grades 6-12 have an EdModo page.

MiStar Parent Access

Access student grades and attendance using the password provided by the school.

OLHSA, A Community Action Agency

A nonprofit located on our campus that empowers, offers opportunities, and improves the quality of life for our friends and neighbors.

Power Parent University

Power of 7 training for parents.  Includes online courses, teaching parents how to be more involved in their child’s education.

Renaissance Home Connect

Renaissance Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and students to log in to a website and view the student’s reading and math practice and progress towards goals. Access to online results promotes discussion between parents and students, which motivates students and can make reading and math practice even more effective. In addition, parents can specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates in English or Spanish on their student’s math and reading progress.  Parents can receive their Renaissance Home Connect login information from the school’s office.

Study Island

Web-based instruction, practice, assessment program currently being used at Pontiac Academy for Excellence.

Treasures Reading Series (Elementary School)

Website from the Treasures Reading Series that Pontiac Academy for


ClassDojo is a free behavior management tool that allows teachers to use real time feedback loops to recognize and reinforce student behavior.

BBC Dance Mat Typing

Welcome to Dance Mat Typing, a fun way to learn touch typing.

You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.


FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)

Excellence uses in grades K-5.

ABC Mouse

Website that uses phonics to teach children how to read.  Also teaches math, science, social studies, etc. to children in preschool through second grade.


Website contains free online educational games and activities for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.