Recent News

Nonprofit Children at Risk Ranks ARS #1 in Central Texas and #13 in Texas
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders was named the top public high school in Central Texas according to a new list. The Houston-based nonprofit Children at Risk released their rankings and placed our Stars at #1 in Central Texas and #13 in Texas. Children at Risk ranked approximately 8,000 Texas public high schools... Read more »
Light Bulb Moments Help Build Coding Skills
At the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Mr. McBride’s 6th grade STEM class is learning to code HTML and CSS through the computer science program offered by Hello World programming. Thanks to a generous grant from All Points North Foundation, middle school students at the Ann Richards School work on their coding skills... Read more »
ARS Teacher of the Year and Teacher of Promise are Named
The 2023-2024 school year Teacher of the Year for the Ann Richards School was awarded to Ms. Abby Eakin. Ms. Eakin teaches AP French, runs the PALS program (Peer Assistance Leadership and Service), and coaches cross country. The Teacher of Promise for the 2023-2024 school year is Ms. Eboni Williams. Ms. Williams teaches middle and... Read more »
12th Annual ARS College Fair Welcomes Over 100 Colleges
The 12th Annual Ann Richards School College Fair brought over 100 colleges from across the country to connect with our Stars. All high school students were able to meet and shake hands with college representatives to learn more about programs they’re curious about pursuing and ask questions about what life is like on campus, where... Read more »
Mission Mondays Connects Star Community with Mission Statement
Over the summer, thanks to a grant from the Allstate Foundation, our Star students and faculty worked together to create programming that would increase the sense of belonging among students and provide the opportunity for extended learning in our community that culminated in the idea for Mission Mondays. Mission Mondays provides students with a flexible... Read more »
Star Alum Named Chief Uno Player for Mattel
Litzy Santana hit the card game lottery shortly after graduating from Texas State University this past August. A lifelong fan of the Mattel game Uno, Santana applied to be the Chief Uno Player for the new Mattel game, Uno Quatro. Her TikTok video submission, where she revealed her Uno collection of over 70 decks, helped... Read more »
First Class of Grads from Ann Richards Returns for 10-Year Reunion
When the 2023-24 school year started this fall, we knew we were in for a special treat with the first graduating class from the Ann Richards School returning to celebrate their 10-year reunion. The Class of 2013 graduated 52 seniors and earned almost $3 million in merit-based scholarships, a fantastic accomplishment to set the standard... Read more »
Dr. Angela Davis Visits the Ann Richards School
In partnership with the Tejemos Foundation and the Paramount Theatre, American political activist, professor, and author Dr. Angela Davis visited with our Stars on Wednesday in the Ann Richards School library. Dr. Davis welcomed a conversation with our junior and senior class Stars who asked thought-provoking and inspiring questions about her experiences in life.
Wendy Davis Headlines Day Two of ARS Fest
Former Texas State Senator and Deeds Not Words founder, Wendy Davis, started day two of ARS Fest with a special message about finding your inner hero during morning assembly. Davis asked our Stars to foster their characteristics of grit, courage, resilience, empathy, hope, and kindness during their journey as a student at the Ann Richards... Read more »
ARS Fest Kicks Off with Keynote from Sonal Shah
ARS Fest, a 2-day SXSW EDU-style conference, kicked off with keynote speaker Sonal Shah, CEO of the Texas Tribune. Ms. Shah shared the message of putting yourself out there for your community to make an impact and trust the support of friends with each challenge in life. After the keynote, the Stars attended multiple sessions... Read more »
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