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I’m in 4th-12th grade at NRCA, where do I start?

Welcome to North Raleigh Christian Academy!

We are glad you are here. In an effort to make your transition at NRCA as smooth as possible we have created this page to assist you through the waters of using technology at NRCA. While this guide does not contain everything related to using your iPads every day in class, it will provide you with some answers to some of the main questions that we hear from new students. When you picked up your iPad, you should have received your NRCA username and password. You will use the same username and password to access PowerSchool, Schoology, Office 365, the NRCA WiFi, and much more. 

The NRCA Technology Department

We use many different technology systems here at NRCA and they work together to bring your student the best educational experience possible. For additional help on any of these systems, click on the name below.

PowerSchool is NRCA’s Student Information System (SIS). The SIS is where the student’s schedule, demographic information, grades, etc. are stored. New NRCA parents should receive a letter from the admissions office with information about creating their parent account.

Schoology is NRCA’s Learning Management System (LMS). It is a virtual learning environment for K-12 schools that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content. Parents can create their own account and connect it to their student’s account so that they can see upcoming homework and tests or look at completed assignments and grades. Official grades with averages are kept in PowerSchool only.

Office 365 is the service that NRCA uses for document storage and management. Students have access to Microsoft’s full suite of products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive (file storage), and Outlook (the school’s email service). Students have the ability to download full versions of these products on home computers as well as their school iPads. 

Incident IQ is the school’s help desk platform. Students who need assistance with their iPad or any of the systems listed here can submit a help desk request and someone from the Technology Department will get in touch with them to assist them. Parents as well can submit a request if they need assistance with passwords, accounts, etc.

Notability is an app that all NRCA students have access to that allows the student to take notes, draw, write directly only pdfs, and much more. Many teachers use this app in class daily for students to complete work. 

Bob Jones University (BJU) Press provides many of our online textbooks written from a biblical worldview that focus on academic rigor and encourage critical thinking. BJU Press works with VitalSource via the Bookshelf app so that students can access, consume, and engage with digital textbooks and course materials. Students can download their textbooks to their iPad for viewing offline.

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