Classroom Observations

Fall 2023 Classroom Observations closed. Spring 2024 Observation registration will open in December.

Process For APPROVAL to Observe in ALVIN ISD

  • Review the ALVIN ISD Observation Procedures and Guidelines below.


  • When approved, an HR representative will send you a GENERAL INFORMATION SHEET and CONSENT for BACKGROUND CHECK to complete. 


  • Fall observations begin after the 2nd week in September and end the last week of November

  • Fall observation applications/requests will not be considered after the second week of November

  • Spring observations begin after the 3rd week in January and end the last week of March

  • Spring observation applications/requests will not be considered after the second week of March

  • AISD will not approve more than 10 hours per semester


  • Please adhere to AISD safety protocols when visiting campus 

  • If a campus is placed in Secure Lockdown / Lockdown, all scheduled observations are immediately canceled and will need to be rescheduled 

  • It will typically take a minimum of 10 days to process your request to complete observation hours

  • All cell phone use for any purpose during observations is prohibited

  • Professional dress is required for all observers. Admittance to campus may be denied if attire is deemed inappropriate by an administrator 

  • Provide the campus with your badge that you will receive from HR once your approval has been met

  • Remember that all information concerning students is confidential 

  • You can only observe on the campuses provided to you by the Human Resource contact person

  • You are not to make request for other campuses 

  • You may not observe in your child's classroom

  • Respect the campus making the decisions of which classrooms and teachers you will be assigned to observe 

  • The campus administrator has the authority to deny or discontinue requests for observation hours

  • Approved observation time frames are by semester and do not extend into another semester

  • Be respectful of the campus' ultimate purpose, educating the students that attend the campus and serving the needs of those families. Assisting with observations is not a focus to their main goal. Please be courteous to the campus assisting you

  • Be mindful that it is in your best interest to observe in multiple districts to provide you with a better spectrum of experiences