Leadership Groups

Our clubs create leadership opportunities.

At the Ann Richards School, we want girls to be leaders in and out of the classroom. We’ve devoted special clubs to make sure that our students have the skills they need to make this happen.

Student Council

Student Council has an integral purpose within the Ann Richards School. Council and class officers ensure that the collective student voice is heard and also plan and coordinate student activities and school-wide projects. Council members work with the teachers and administration to make the Ann Richards School the best school in all of Texas.

The Student Council is comprised of 3 elected student body leaders and 2 officers from each grade level.

For more information, contact our Student Council Advisor, Liz Schnautz.

National Junior Honor Society

We are a charter member in the National Junior Honor Society. Students in grades six through eight who meet all eligibility requirements will be invited to join after grades are finalized, at the end of each school year. Application is by invitation only, and students may apply each year. Students who are inducted into NJHS will remain members through 9th grade as long as they remain in good standing and meet all NJHS requirements.

To receive an invitation to apply to NJHS, students must:

  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.95 or higher at the end of the current school year.
  • Have doubled the minimum number of service hours required for their grade level by the last day of the current school year.
  • Be able to show evidence of contributing to their community through service beyond school. Generally, that means 75% of current year service should be for organizations outside of school.
  • Be recommended for membership by the NJHS Faculty Council, which are based on the five NJHS Ideals of Service, Leadership, Character, Scholarship, and Citizenship.
For more information, visit the Ann Richards School Chapter NJHS webiste.

National Honor Society

We are a charter member in the National Honor Society. Students in grades ten through twelve who meet all eligibility requirements will be invited to join during the final nine weeks of the school year. Application is by invitation only, however we will make the application available by the beginning of May.

To receive an invitation to apply to NHS, students must:

  • Have an overall grade point average of 4.25 or higher through the third nine weeks of the current year.
  • Have double the minimum number of service hours required for their grade level by the end of the fifth six weeks (requirement is waived now due to Covid and no required grade level hours).
  • Be able to show evidence of contributing to their community through service beyond school. Generally, that means 75% of current year service should be for organizations outside of school (requirement is waived now due to Covid and no required grade level hours).
  • Be recommended for membership by the NJHS Faculty Council, which is based on the five NJHS Ideals of Service, Leadership, Character, Scholarship, and Citizenship.
  • Be recommended for membership by the NHS Faculty Council. Council recommendations are based on the four NHS Ideals of Service, Leadership, Character, and Scholarship via student application and teacher recommendations.
For more information contact our sponsor Doy Roberts.