Frequently Asked Questions

1) If I am having trouble with the on-line application, what should I do?

The most common problem people have is that their internet browser is an older version. Applicants should be sure that they are using a new version of their browser Internet Explorer is the preferred browser.  If you do not have a recent version,, you may get a free downloaded version at respectively. If problems still exist, you may contact Maria Casillas, [email protected] or 832-5955, for further assistance.

2) How can I get an interview?

AHISD is not able to interview all applicants due to the small number of administrators in the district. When there is an opening, administrators will review all applications and then contact many people for interviews. It is recommended to attend the AHISD Teacher Job Fair in early April as all administrators will attend that event. Although no formal interviews take place that day, it is a good way for administrators to meet applicants.

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3) Should I contact or visit a campus?

We ask that applicants do not directly contact or visit campuses unless it is to attend a scheduled interview. Principals will review applications and then contact applicants for interviews.

4) Is my information confidential?

Alamo Heights ISD is a public school district. As such, your application is considered a public document and is subject to disclosure, upon request, whether you apply with a paper document or through an on-line process. Our applicant files are available to all administrators in AHISD to view when they have open positions.

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5) Which positions use the on-line application?

On-line applications are used for all professional positions, including teachers, administrators, nurses (RN), and others such as Speech Therapists, counselors, etc. The on-line application is also used for paraprofessional positions, such as secretaries, teaching assistants, and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

All Auxiliary employees use a paper application which can be obtained at Plant Services Department, or the Food Services Department or by downloading an application and printing it out. These positions include food service employees, custodians, maintenance workers, grounds, and bus drivers.

6) Should I send references in with my application?

No, we will ask for references at the time of an interview. Please do not send references other than the ones listed on the application.

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7) If my certification area is not listed or if my college major is not listed, what should I do?

If you do not find the right information to select for your certification or school major, leave the field blank and fill in the information in the space provided. Remember, if it is not a required field, you may leave the field blank and you will be able to give this information to us if you interview.

8) What if my college or university is not listed in your table?

Leave it blank if you do not find your college or university. Check the table closely, though. Many schools are listed differently. For example, the University of Texas at Austin may be listed as Texas University at Austin.

Please remember that all high school, college, and university transcripts and degrees must be from a school that is accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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9) Do I have to provide past experience?

Yes, this is important information and helps us to get to know you better. Please be sure to list your previous supervisors as well.

10) If I am an experienced teacher, do I have to list my student teaching experience?

Yes, unless you have taught full-time for the past five years. For those with five or more years of teaching, the student teaching section is optional.

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11) If I have applied to Alamo Heights ISD in the past, do I need to submit a new application?

AHISD started using online applications in February, 2004. If you applied on a paper application previous to that date, you will need to apply online to be considered for employment.

All online applications are kept on file for one year. You can keep your file active by updating your information. Go to the online application as “already applied”. Enter your SSN as your user ID and enter your password. If you have forgotten your password, click on your password hint. If you still have difficulty, contact Maria Casillas at 832-5955 or [email protected]. She will be happy to assist you.

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