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Level Change Request Window is Sept. 20-28, 2021

How To Submit a Level Change Request:
1. Student submits the Level-Change Request Form. The Google form will be available on Monday, September 20, 2021 on the BLEND Bowie Community Course, the BLEND Counselor Course, and on the JBHS.org website. All forms must be submitted by 4PM on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
2. Guardian sends an email from the parent to the counselor acknowledging and consenting to the student’s level change request. The guardian’s email must be submitted by 4PM on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
3. By Friday, October 1, 2021, the advanced course teacher will let the student know if the request was approved or denied. If it was approved, a schedule change notice from the counselor will be sent to the Student's AISD Gmail. If denied, the student can resubmit a level-change request at the end of the fall semester.

Gifted & Talented Nomination Window Open 9/13/21 - 9/24/21

We are beginning the 2021-22 identification process for any students not previously identified for the Gifted and Talented (GT) program in earlier grades. The process includes several steps: nomination, screening, the testing process during the school day, and possible selection. At the high school level, the gifted program coincides with the Advanced and AP programs. There are no “pull-out” programs or GT classes per se, nor is identification of giftedness on the student’s official transcript. Students who are identified as gifted at the high school level must take Advanced or AP level courses in the areas where they show that ability. If you would like more information about the GT nomination process for any students not previously identified, please email Academic Director Kaylin Brett (kaylin.brett@austinisd.org) by September 24th.

Back-to-School Night

Thursday, September 9th is Back-to-School Night. Parents can opt to participate in the event in either a virtual or in-person format.

How to Report a School Safety Concern

The Safe and Supportive School Program (SSSP) has launched its Let’s Talk Threat Reporting campaign materials. The campaign is geared toward raising campus awareness in reporting behavioral concerns.

Bulldog Nation United: Get Your T-Shirt!

Let's start the year off with a statement of unity. Our DREAM is that on Friday, August 20th (the first Friday of the 2021-22 school year), all students and staff will wear their Bulldog Nation United T-shirt to demonstrate our collective gratitude for the return to in-person learning and for our shared commitment to being a school where everyone belongs.

Student Devices

Effective Monday, Nov. 16, the AISD Performing Arts Center will no longer be a curbside drop-off location for devices.

Peer Tutoring Information

If a student is struggling in a class, please encourage them to sign up for NHS Peer Tutoring. Once they have signed up, a National Honor Society student will contact them for a peer tutoring session.

NOTICE: AP REGISTRATION ENDING SOON!

AP registration for full-year and fall courses is ending soon! Please register by Oct. 30th. Any registrations after this date will accrue a $40 late fee.

Chromebook Exchange Request Form

Students who are experiencing issues with their Chromebooks are asked to submit this form. An email will be sent to the email on the form with information on where and how to exchange their device.
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