Recent News

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 »
Transition Camp Fun Welcomes New Stars
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. A key component of Transition Camp is learning how to... Read more »
College Declaration Day for the Class of 2023
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 »
Class of 2023 Graduates 91 Seniors
91 seniors at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders graduated from high school on May 26, 2023 and will be pursuing their college dreams. The Class of 2023 has much to celebrate! Totaled $19,992,196 in merit-based scholarships 55% will be the first in their family to graduate from college 22% are the first... Read more »
The 2021-2022 Annual Report
Letter from the Executive Director Dear Friends, Opportunities to reconnect with our community helped define the Star experience for students at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders during the 2021-2022 school year. Ann Richards School students travel from all corners of the city to challenge themselves daily through unique STEM academics, leadership opportunities,... Read more »
Juniors Interview for Internship Week
The juniors from the Class of 2024 are gaining real-world experience this spring through the Junior Internship program. The program partners the Ann Richards School with 37 organizations throughout the Austin area. Students participate in a weeklong internship, learning more about potential STEM careers. Leading up to internship week, students learn professional skills in their... Read more »
7th-Grade Stars Create Mini Golf Course
How about a round of miniature golf at school? Sounds fun, right? Ms. Blackburn’s 7th-grade STEM students combined creativity with their MakerSpace skills to build an 18-hole miniature golf course. These Stars designed, budgeted, and fabricated their unique mini golf hole that featured unique Texas or Austin themes. Some fun mini golf hole designs showcased... Read more »