Our girls apply, attend, and graduate from college.
Through our STEM-focused curriculum, we are creating a pipeline of female leaders prepared to
enter the workforce in STEM industries where women are traditionally under-represented.
We provide a challenging, college-preparatory curriculum with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, with project-based, experiential learning to enhance real-world application, and includes collaborative projects within the community to explore career options. Students graduate on the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP), the most demanding requirements in Texas.
We place a focus on personal development of the whole girl—providing students with academic and enrichment opportunities that expand their horizons and give them tools to become confident and competent leaders, improve their communities and achieve their dream of graduating from college. Students love learning, have the desire to succeed, and care about the future of the world.
Our STEM Pathways
High school students choose one sequence of four year-long courses in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject: Biomedical Sciences, Engineering or Media Technology. Biomedical and Engineering Pathways are nationally certified by Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM curriculum. Media Tech courses are articulated with Austin Community College (ACC). Seniors work in interdisciplinary teams on a Capstone project addressing a community need. Juniors participate in a week-long internship with Austin area business partners.
Our students come from all corners of Austin with a student body that represents the demographic diversity of Austin ISD with 65% Hispanic, 20% Caucasian, 9% African American, and 6% Multiracial. Each year, 75% of our admitted students come from schools where the majority of students are from economically disadvantaged families.