Stephen F. Austin High School

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Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE)

The VOE is a form required by Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS)  to provide official documentation of a student's enrollment and attendance status when applying for an instruction permit or driver license to operate a motor vehicle.  The DPS requires VOEs with original signatures.

At Austin High, our Attendance Clerk, Norma Ramos, handles all VOE requests.  Contact Mrs. Ramos at (512) 414-7210 or

Transcript Request

Please contact the Registrars for information on Transcripts. Make sure to complete the Transcript Requestion Form.

Sonja Simmons 512-414-7216; A - L
Liz Nichols 512-414-7218; M - Z

The Registrar's Office provides many services for students beyond transcripts, including handling diplomas, employment verification, and everything related to official grade records. Read more about  services offered by the Registrar's Office.

Hours for new student registration are from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. each day.  A prospective student or parent may come by the registrar's office and pick up an enrollment packet any time during the day, but actual registration hours are in the mornings only.

Final Exam Waiver Information

Juniors may waive up to TWO exams per semester and Seniors may waive up to FOUR exams per semester if they meet the following general criteria:

  • Students must have a minimum cumulative semester grade average of 85% for the course where the waiver is requested by the established grading semester cut-off date.
  • Students may only have a maximum of THREE "Documented Absences (IPH/ILH)" or "UNX" ABSENCES in the course the exam waiver is requested.
    • Three tardies will equal one absence for attendance purposes only when requesting a waiver.
    • A student may not make-up absences and/or tardies to lower his number of unexcused absences
    • ALC placement, At-Home Suspensions, or In-School Suspensions will disqualify students from an exam waiver.
    • Students may not waive both the fall and spring finals for a course. For example, if a student waived a final in the fall semester, he will not be allowed to waive for that course's exam in the spring.
    • Exam waivers are only eligible in junior and/or senior level course. For example, a senior enrolled in Art I will not apply for a waiver for that course, but he may apply for a waiver for English IV.
  • Students will complete a culminating project assigned by the teacher that they will bring with them to class on the day of the final exam period. If a student does not submit a culminating project, he will take the final exam for the course even if he’s been approved for a waiver.
  • Students must be present during the exam period.

 Students with questions about waivers should talk to their teacher or Assistant Principal to get more information.

Parking Permit

All students parking on campus must have an Austin High parking permit and must park in designated student parking areas. Parking permits cost $15 and are issued by David Martinez in the main office in the 2nd floor. The student must complete a parking permit application and present both a valid driver's license and proof of insurance.

The school has a parking attendant who is responsible for issuing tickets and applying parking boots (for repeated violation). Fines are as follows:

  • 1st Violation - $15
  • 2nd Violation - $25
  • 3rd Violation - $35
  • 4th Violation - $50
  • Repeated violations beyond 4 - Vehicle is immobilized by a parking boot. The fine is $50 to remove the boot.

Tickets must be paid promptly otherwise parking privileges may be revoked. Other campus privileges may be revoked as well. Repeated or serious violations may also result in discipline consequences such as Saturday School, ISS, etc.

Schedule Changes

We cannot overemphasize the importance of choosing your classes wisely. Talk with each of your core teachers (math, science, social studies, and english) as well as your elective teachers and ask them what classes you should take next year. Be sure to talk this over carefully with your parents and your counselor.

Creating 8 classes for approximately 2000 students is not easy. We try to accomodate all requests based on students' and parents' desires together with the knowledge of what core classes each student needs to graduate. It is virtually impossible to give each student what he or she wants every time, but we do are best to minimize scheduling conflicts thereby producing the best possible schedule for each student.


  • Look it over carefully. If there is a problem, email or schedule an appointment to see your counselor.
  • Changes to schedules will only be made for the following reasons:
    • Corrections of clerical errors in course data entry
    • Resolution of course conflicts
    • Removal of courses for which the student has already earned credit
    • Corrections due to missing prerequisites
    • Level changes between Pre-AP/Grade-Level or AP/Grade-Level
    • For seniors, addition of any courses not already taken which are required for graduation

Off Period Request

Student IDs

Students are issued a school ID at the beginning of the school year. New students must have their picture taken. Previous students will find that their IDs contains the images from their previous school pictures.

Replacement IDs: If an ID is lost or stolen, a replacement request may be made in the main office on the second floor.  The cost of the replacement is $3.  

Contact Trenese Belton for more information at (512) 414-2810 or at


Textbooks are distributed at the beginning of each school year. Each class has a "reservation" day and time during which the students go to the bookroom together to check out books. For students that do not get their textbooks before school starts, there are limited opportunities to get textbooks during the school year. These times, usually before or after school or at lunch, will be announced. To avoid getting behind in one's studies, it is strongly recommended that textbooks be acquired with the corresonding class at the beginning of the school year. The student is financially responsible for his or her textbooks and should keep them in his or her possession, at home, or locked away at all times. If a book needs to be replaced, the student and parent are responsible for the cost of the original book. Until such time as the obligation is taken care of, the student may not be allowed to check out other textbooks, check out library books, buy prom tickets, or obtain a parking permit. If you lose a book and need to pay for it, come to the assistant principal's office.

Tutoring Center

Tutors Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Emily (Science)   4:30 - 6:00   4:30 - 6:00  
McCoy (Math) 4:30 - 6:00        
Tania (Science) 7:30 - 9:00 7:30 - 9:00 7:30 - 9:00 7:30 - 9:00  
Eric Reyes 4:30 - 5:15 4:30 - 5:15 4:30 - 5:15 4:30 - 5:15 8:00 - 8:45