The mission of the James Bowie High School Counseling Department is to address students’ academic and career goals, in addition to supporting their social and emotional needs by providing a proactive, comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program.
If you need a recommendation letter please do not wait until the last minute. Give your counselor or teacher a minimum of two weeks to write letters of recommendation. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume at the time of the request. You can use Career Cruising to create a resume.
College Visit Days
Seniors are allowed two college visit days for the year. Notify the Attendance Office before you go and don’t forget to take your transcript with you on your college visits.
Transcript Requests can be made in the Main Counseling Office. Transcripts take 24 hours to process so please plan ahead.
Verification of Enrollment (VOE)
Verification of Enrollment (VOE) forms for driving can be requested in your Assistant Principal’s Office. Students can come before and after school or during lunch to fill out a short request form. Attendance will be verified and the VOE form can be picked up the next day. VOE forms require 24 hours to process so please plan ahead.
Forms for currently enrolled students including, Social Security forms, child support letters, housing forms, insurance forms and records for immigration/deferred action/dream act are all done in the Main Counseling Office and require 24 hours to process. If you have questions please call 682-867-4521.
Credit by Exam
Credit -by-Exam is a district wide opportunity for students to earn and recover credit. Students and parents should speak with the counselor to discuss the district’s CBE policies and procedures. The student can then make a request to his/her school counselor to schedule the appropriate test during our published testing windows.
Records for Former Students
AISD does not keep copies of diplomas. Former students can order an official transcript from Transcript Services online by visiting www.aisd.net. If you need to order a replacement diploma, contact the Main Counseling Office at 682-867-4521.