• Users are prompted to reset their GCS passwords periodically to help create a safe and secure digital environment. 

    Best practices for creating a password:

    • Do not use names, birthdays, or anniversaries in your passwords

    • Avoid using strings of numbers (1234567) or common phrases (iloveyou)

    • Make your password at least 9 characters long - for increased security, make it 12 characters long

    • Include all four character types:

      • Uppercase letters

      • Lowercase letters

      • Numbers

      • Special Characters

    Always remember - never share passwords (yours or students) digitally - email, Microsoft Teams, or text! Even for students. 

    If you know your current password, you can reset your password using this link: https://adfs.gcsnc.com/adfs/portal/updatepassword 

    If you are locked out of your account, please call customer service at 336.370.8179 and be prepared to share identifying information for your account to be reset.

    Set up Password Recovery options using this link: https://aka.ms/setupsecurityinfo

    If you have previously set your Password Recovery options, you can reset your password using other methods with this link: https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com/.