Recent News

Incoming Stars Learn About ARS 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, learning about life as a Star from current Stars, the pillars of the mission statement, the Ann Richards School uniform, and lots of games and crafts. A key component of Transition Camp is... Read more »
Star Alumni Help Rising Seniors with College Essays at Writers’ Workshop
Each year, our rising seniors spend their first week of summer break working with our faculty to help complete their college essays at the Writers’ Workshop. Our faculty from the English and Language Arts department, with a ratio of six Stars per faculty member, support each senior by helping collaborate to get over the hurdle... Read more »
Class of 2024 Graduates 94 Seniors
94 seniors at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders graduated from high school on May 24, 2024 and will be pursuing their college dreams. The Class of 2024 has much to celebrate! Totaled $30,378,239 in merit-based scholarships 40% will be the first in their family to graduate from college 22% are the first... Read more »
College Declaration Day for the Class of 2024
The goal of attending and graduating from college is priority one of the mission statement that our Stars recite daily at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders dedicates itself to prepare young women to attend and graduate from college, commit to a healthy and well-balanced... Read more »
U.S. News and World Report Ranks ARS at #121 Nationally and #15 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 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings placed our Stars at #121 nationally, #15 in Texas, and #2 in Austin. The list ranked 17,660 public... Read more »
11th Grade Stars Gain Real-World Experience During Internship Week
The Class of 2025 started the month of February with a unique experience. This year, over 120 juniors spent the week at more than 40 sites with companies and organizations all over Austin during junior internship week. The junior internship program involves a weeklong internship for students to experience and learn more about potential STEM... Read more »
Star Alumni Connect with Current Stars for College Success Day
Our Stars were treated to a special opportunity when our alumni returned to campus to share their stories and journey during College Success Day. Star grads from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2023 visited in person or via Zoom with each grade level to connect about life after the Ann Richards School.... Read more »
Alumni Profile: Medical School Bound
Class of 2019 grad Celeste G. first heard about the Ann Richards School during 5th grade when founding principal Jeanne Goka visited Barbara Jordan Elementary for a recruitment trip with the other middle schools offering special programs. The Ann Richards School stood out to Celeste, so she decided to apply and “put all my eggs... Read more »
Reach for the Stars Honors Jody Conradt with the Ann Richards Legacy Award
The Ann Richards School Foundation proudly honored Jody Conradt, former University of Texas Women’s Basketball Coach and Longhorn Legend, with the Ann Richards Legacy Award at Reach for the Stars on Friday, February 23, 2024. Reach for the Stars is the Foundation’s annual fundraising gala to recognize the graduating class of the Ann Richards School... Read more »
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 »
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