Admissions

The Ann Richards School (ARS) is a public school of choice serving grades 6 – 12. Female students within the Austin Independent School District (AISD) may apply. On average, the school receives more than 500 applications each year for approximately 150 spots. Our admissions process is competitive, but you do not have to be a straight-A student to apply.

Qualified applicants are placed in a random lottery. Admissions are based on an equal value consideration of the student’s letter of interest, teacher recommendations, recent report card with first semester grades, attendance records, and last year’s State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) scores.

A typical student at ARS enjoys learning, and has high hopes for her future. Each year, 75% of our students come from schools where the majority of students are from economically disadvantaged families.


Read our instructions and download the application.


All applications must be submitted or postmarked by February 6, 2015 to:

Jeanne Goka
2206 Prather Lane
Austin, TX 78704