Student Information Changes

We realize that many students prefer to be identified by a first name that is different from their legal first name. In Texas, upon a student’s enrollment, districts are required to record the student’s legal name. However, Austin ISD is able to collect the preferred first name and use it for many of our systems. (Parent Guardian Letter: English / Spanish)

Please see information below about how to change preferred name and gender in our student information systems.
 

Student Information Process for Change
Student email address is defaulted to the student’s legal name with AISD generic numbering at the end (example: William.Smith01@stu.austinisd.org). 

Please complete the preferred name form and share it with your campus registrar or attendance clerk.

Campus-based publications and items such as sports programs, graduation ceremony programs and ID badges default to the legal name. 

Please complete the preferred name form and share it with your campus registrar or attendance clerk. 

Student identifies as a gender different than their birth certificate and prefers to go by a preferred first name that is different from legal documentation.  Contact Dr. Andri Lyons, director of student services/records by email (andri.lyons@austinisd.org).