Online Payment Available for School and Transportation Fees
We use a fee management system called Acorn to streamline school and transportation fee payment processes for families and school administrators. Acorn is accessible through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With a few simple mouse clicks families can view assessed fees, print receipts and account statements, and pay for all of their children in a single transaction.
If you are a family, who has multiple children at multiple schools, they will all appear together under your account.
Please refer to the Acorn Online Payment Parent User Guide for instructions on how to log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and pay school fees online.
What do I need to use Acorn Online Payments?
You will need a PowerSchool Parent account. If you currently have an account, you will use the same username and password to login to the Acorn Online Payments website.
Securing a PowerSchool Account
If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent account, please contact your school for information on how to set up an account.
What are the methods of online payment?
You can pay with Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, and Interac Online Debit
Which fees can be paid online?
Black Gold instructional fees, option fees, field trips, sports fees and yearbooks are all examples of fees that can be paid online.
How do I use Acorn Online Payments?
1. Visit the Black Gold Regional Schools website at www.blackgold.ca
2. On the right hand side of the page, under Quick Links, click on
“PowerSchool – Parent/Student Connect”
3. Log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal
4. Click on the link ‘Student Fees’ in the sidebar navigation menu
5. Review your child’s fees
6. Add any additional items to your shopping cart
7. Checkout and pay for student fees
If you wish to pay offline, you must still create a PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you can see your child’s data in your account, you can then pay via cheque or cash at your school.