Recent News

Star Junior Participates in United Space School
Class of 2024 rising junior Amrutha C. spent two weeks this summer in Houston at the University of Houston – Clear Lake to participate in the United Space School program. Each year, the Foundation for International Space Education annually brings up to 50 students from 25 different nations for the United Space School program. The... Read more »
Class of 2023 Starts the School Year with Senior College Days
Before the start of the school year, 94 seniors from the Class of 2023 took a week off from summer break to begin the college application process during Senior College Days. Senior College Days involve a week of building a list of prospective colleges, learning about the pieces of a college application, creating a college... Read more »
YWPN Recognizes Ann Richards School Grads and Staff
The Young Women’s Preparatory Network announced the YWPN Scholars and Educators of Excellence Award recipients. The awards recognize exceptional students and educators from across the 10 schools in Texas in the YWPN network for their commitment to excellence and dedication to their school’s mission, culture, students, practice, and YWPN’s core values of college readiness, leadership,... Read more »
Fifteen years of Stars
The 2021 to 2022 school year represented the 15th year of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. In recognition of the more than 800 graduates, the Ann Richards School Foundation would like to present a video history of the people involved who helped create the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders from... Read more »
Make-O-Rama is Back
Before the Class of 2022 graduated from the Ann Richards School, they wanted to leave a part of their experience as a Star for the next generation of rising Stars to continue. In April of 2016, when the Class of 2022 was in 6th grade, the campus participated in a day-long community building activity known... Read more »
Ms. Lucero Joins Hands-On Geoscience Workshop
Physics and Geoscience teacher Ms. Joanna Lucero joined a group of five teachers from across the country for a week in Arizona to gain hands-on experience in geoscience through the NSF-funded MUSICA project. With curriculum guidance from Carnegie Academy for Science Education, the group learned firsthand how to conduct research from geological fieldwork through laboratory... Read more »
National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Honors Founding Principal Jeanne Goka
The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) has named Jeanne Goka, Founding Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, its recipient of the prestigious Ransome Prize for 2021-2022. The Ransome Prize is presented in honor of NCGS co-founder Whitty Ransome. The Ann Richards School is a member of NCGS, a leading advocate... Read more »
Junior Class Gains Real-World Job Experience During Internship Week
Experience makes all the difference, that’s why the junior internship week is one of the most influential programs the Ann Richards School offers its students. This year, 28 organizations graciously opened their doors with a real-world project and task needed for the week ready to help make the experience as an intern impactful for our... Read more »
Writers’ Workshop Kicks Off College Application Process for Rising Seniors
With summer officially underway, our rising seniors from the Class of 2023 spent their first week of vacation working with professional writers and tutors to complete their college essays at the Writers’ Workshop. Starting this early helps kickoff the college application process with one of the biggest hurdles to completing an application, the college essay.... Read more »
New Stars Connect at Transition Camp
Transition Camp kicked-off summer break for all the incoming future Stars by welcoming them to a week of meeting their peers, creating art, playing fun games, and building a mini structure. Over 100 6th, 7th, and 8th graders attended and were officially welcomed to the Star community. A key component of Transition Camp is learning... Read more »
1 2 3 25