Recent News

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 »
U.S. News and World Report Ranks ARS at #95 Nationally and #11 in Texas
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders was named one of the top public high schools in the country according to a new national list. The 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings placed our Stars at #95 nationally, #11 in Texas, and #2 in Austin. The list ranked over 18,000... Read more »
Ann Richards School Hosts RFK Human Rights – Speak Truth to Power Conference
Earlier this summer, the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders hosted the RFK Human Rights – Speak Truth to Power – Human Rights Education conference. The Human Rights Education Summer Institute provided educators and students a way to learn more about human rights education through the arts. The program featured an interactive film workshop... Read more »
First Day Fun with the Stars
The first day of the 2023-2024 school year welcomed back 911 Stars for the 17th year at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. A pep rally with the Marching Stars, Starlettes Dance Team, Stars Cheer, and Color Guard kicked things off for our Stars as they met their new principal, Nicole Griffith. The... Read more »
Senior College Days Start the College Application Process for the Class of 2024
The Stars from the Class of 2024 took a break from their summer fun to start focusing on their college application process during Senior College Days. These 91 seniors spent time building a list of prospective colleges, learning about the pieces of a college application, creating a college resume, asking for teacher recommendations, and applying... Read more »
Ann Richards Welcomes New Principal Nicole Griffith
We are thrilled to share that Nicole Griffith has been appointed Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Ms. Griffith recently served as principal of McCallum High School in the Austin Independent School District and previously was the Academy Director at Austin High School. Ms. Griffith earned a Bachelor of Arts in... Read more »
Foundation Board Member Appointed to President’s Export Council
The Ann Richards School Foundation is proud to share that Foundation Board Member, Shamina Singh, has been appointed by the White House to the President’s Export Council. The President’s Export Council serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade, advising the President of government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance; promotes... Read more »
College Essay Workshop Kicks Off Application Process for Class of 2024
The rising seniors from the Class of 2024 started their summer break by heading back to the classroom to focus on a challenging task for the college application process. These seniors were joined by faculty from the English and Language Arts department at the Ann Richards School for a Writers’ Workshop to work on their... Read more »
1 2 3 29