Recent News

GenHERation and NFP host Financial Literacy Workshop for Seniors
GenHERation and NFP hosted a financial literacy workshop to help our 12th graders develop the skills needed to succeed as a young professional. During a one hour workshop, Keith Hoffman with NFP, presented an experiential learning session to teach our Stars how to make “cents” of their future.
ARS Receives Multiple Awards from Austin Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to our Stars, faculty and staff after receiving awards from the Austin Chamber of Commerce for the Highest ApplyTexas Submission Rate by Enrollment for a High School Campus; Highest FAFSA Submission Rate by Enrollment for a High School Campus; Highest Overall Direct-to-College enrollment rate for a High School Campus.
Stars Participate in YWPN STEM Challenge
A group of our middle and high school Stars participated in the Young Women’s Preparatory Network STEM Challenge on Saturday, November 2. Our middle school group proposed creating a wearable UV sensor to help protect against skin cancer, and our high school group wants to help overcrowded animal shelters by fabricating a dynamic kennel to... Read more »
9th Grade CREW Careers Day
The annual CREW Careers Day with the Commercial Real Estate Women group introduced the 9th grade Stars to planning an active development project. Members from CREW met with students to mentor students to help plan an area in the city of Austin. Each student focused on an area of expertise for the project: Appraisal, Architecture,... Read more »
6th Graders Create Enrichment Devices for the Austin Zoo
Each year our Star 6th graders start the school year with a community project that aims to teach them the skills to collaborate, create, and communicate in groups. The Austin Zoo partners with the Ann Richards School to create enrichment devices for their rescue animals that need stimulation during feeding time. Our Stars research and... Read more »
Ann Richards School and Susan G. Komen Partner for Code for the Cure
On Monday, October 21st, the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and Susan G. Komen Greater Central & East Texas held a Code for the Cure Hackathon, capping a week of computer science. The week’s programming was designed to give ninth-grade engineering students hands-on coding experience, and ultimately increase the number of girls in... Read more »
Leadership Texas Visits the Ann Richards School
The Ann Richards School welcomed over 80 members of the Leadership Texas group, an organization that Governor Ann Richards founded, for a visit to the school. Our Stars cheered them on with a Star Walk, participated in group interviews and a tour of the campus. Leadership Texas was established to ensure women’s full and effective... Read more »
Over 100 Colleges Participate in ARS College Fair
The Ann Richards School hosted over 100 college representatives from all over the country to meet our Stars at the annual ARS College Fair. Our high school Stars had the opportunity to meet the reps from colleges they want to attend and talk about programs they’re interested in.
FAQ About Senate Bill 1882 Exploration
At the invitation of Austin ISD, the Ann Richards School has begun an exploratory process to examine whether a shift toward an in-district charter under new legislation would be beneficial for our students, the school, and the district. This is strictly an exploratory process and no decisions have been made at this time. Any future... Read more »
New Schedule for Mondays
This fall the Ann Richards School implemented a personalized Monday schedule that allows students to choose their schedule for the day based on what they need. Students select their schedule according to projects or subjects that require more time and attention. You will see students collaborating in classrooms, studying in the library, building in the... Read more »
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