Network Access Center

The Network Access Center (NAC) manages network access for staff, students, and guests while in the School District of Philadelphia buildings. The Network Access Center can be accessed by clicking the Network Access Center tile in the Employee Portal.

All District staff will be required to provision any district-owned or personal devices that need full network access. Steppers for this process can be found under Device Management.

The Network Access Center allows all District staff to:

  • Manage up to four (4) provisioned desktop/laptop computers (Mac/Windows) to access the District’s network
  • Sponsor guest accounts for 24 hours

Smart phones and tablets (iOS or Android) use the web access option with the Wifi Network “Philasd Wifi” OR “Philasd Wifi Guest”, whichever of the two your device discovers.

The Network Access Center allows Principals, Assistant Principals, two RAD designees Principals, plus Director level and above have the ability to:

  • Create long-term guest accounts
  • Create “Event Accounts” designed to easily distribute accounts to guests for events such as an open house

For more information and steppers on Guest Account Management, please click HERE.

This webpage will provide a number of steppers to explain the process of gaining network access on district-owned devices and personal devices being used to conduct school district business within the school district network in accordance with the Acceptable Use Policy of Internet, Technology and Network Resources.

For NAC FAQs click HERE.

Need Further Assistance?

If additional assistance is needed, contact the I.T. Help Desk by one of the methods listed below.

Real Time Support

Call 215-400-5555 to speak with a representative

Open an Incident

Click HERE to view a stepper on opening an incident in the I.T. Help Desk Ticketing System

Help via Email

Email your issue to