Leadership Groups

At ARS, 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 (ARS). 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 ARS 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: Alison Rice

Youth and Government

Youth and Government helps high school students understand government operations, act responsibly as citizens, and grow into the future leaders of our nation. ARS high school students participate in the YMCA Youth & Government Mock State Legislature and Mock Trial Competition and in Media Coverage.

Youth and Government teaches students mechanics of the state legislative and judicial process of government. It provides an opportunity for students to study public issues, write, present, debate, and amend legislation, participate in the judicial process in its entirety, serve as the media by creating a news broadcast or newspaper based on the actual events of the mock government proceedings.

For the past two years, ARS Students have competed in Regional Competitions held in Del Valle, TX, and State Competitions held at the State Capitol in Austin, TX.

For more information, contact our sponsors Jill DiCuffa and Doy Roberts

National Junior Honor Society

ARS is 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 during the final six weeks of the school year. Application is by invitation only.

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

  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.68 (approximately 92) or higher through the fifth six weeks of the current year.
  • Have doubled the minimum number of service hours required for her grade level by the end of the fifth six weeks.
  • Be able to show evidence of contributing to her 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, contact the NJHS Sponsors for the Ann Richards School Chapter: Shawn Mauser or Christena Rutz

National Honor Society

ARS is a charter member in the National Honor Society. Students in grades nine through twelve who meet all eligibility requirements will be invited to join during the final six weeks of the school year. Application is by invitation only.

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

  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.68 or higher through the fifth six weeks of the current year.
  • Have double the minimum number of service hours required for her grade level by the end of the fifth six weeks.
  • Be able to show evidence of contributing to her 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.
  • Be recommended for membership by the NHS Faculty Council. Council recommendations are based on the four NHS Ideals of Service, Leadership, Character, and Scholarship.

For more information contact our sponsors Shireen Dadmehr and Doy Roberts