Technology Resources and Information

HCPS provides a variety of resources to support the instructional program for students.  The following information can aide in gaining access and facilitating use of these resources.  HCPS sponsored resources should be accessed from http://start.hcps.org and use single-sign-on which allows the same password for all resources.
 

Usernames: most resources use the student’s school email FirstnameLastname@student.hcps.org except HAC which is just FirstnameLastname

 

Password issues for all HCPS resources

  • The same password is used for sponsored HCPS resources
  • If students forget their password, they can click “Forgot my Password” on the main Office 365 page.
  • If they are unsuccessful resetting their password, they can e-mail jennifer.kline@hcps.org to have the password manually reset (*please do this from a non-HCPS e-mail)
  • Students can reset their security questions and retrieval phone number so they are prepared if they forget their password in the future.Reset Password Security Info


Office 365: provides access to online and desktop versions of many Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.  

  • Online access to student e-mail and online Office apps that can be used without installing the programs
  • Install Office for Free: Students can download 5 free copies of the whole Office Package to their computers and tablets.  To get these copies click “Install Office”
  • Mobile apps for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, OneDrive, and Teams can be downloaded for free from your app store

Itslearning: Learning management system that allows access to student class resources and assignments. 

  • Be sure to click "Log in with Harford Account" not Log in with itslearning
  • Students can access each class by clicking Courses on the menu bar.
  • A mobile app is available for download from your device app store


Home Access Center

  • Username: FirstnameLastname
  • Access to student progress and report cards
  • Parents have their own separate account that can be set up here HCPS Parent HAC Set-up
  • HAC does not have a mobile app.


Follett Destiny

  • Search the collection of available library books
  • Search AHS eBook collection
  • Access credible, reliable, authoritative, and current academic research resources (school access IDs and passwords provided)
  • Destiny does not have a mobile app