• Ascender Parent Portal is now live and has replaced txConnect. This new solution now allows for online registration which has been a feature often requested by our community. Letters were mailed to parents/guardians on June 3, 2020 which contain instructions on how to begin using this new parent portal. The parent letters were intended to be delivered in May, but due to technical problems the letters were held until the developers were able to release software updates to make the system work properly.

    Welcome to the new Ascender Parent Portal -- the online parent portal provided by Ponder ISD . By logging on to Ascender Parent Portal, parents can view their child's academic progress at any time. Communication and parental involvement is vital to each student's success. We hope that this online access will allow parents the opportunity to keep up with their student's progress on a more frequent basis. Additionally, Ascender Parent Portal is the vehicle for guardians to register their children for school.

    To begin using Ascender Parent Portal, the parents or legal guardians must obtain a parent portal letter which contains a unique parent portal ID for their child along with specific directions for registering. The parent portal IDs from the old txConnect Parent Portal are no longer valid. Please note that PPCD, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade classes do not utilize an electronic gradebook. Therefore parents of students in those grades will not be able to view academic grades online. However the attendance features will still be accessible.
    As always, we welcome your comments. If you have questions on how to use Ascender Parent Portal, please feel free to contact your child's school office.  Below are the phone numbers for each campus:
    • Ponder High School
    • Ponder Junior High School
    • Ponder Elementary School