Recent News

#InterSession2018 Photos
Our #StarSmart students are having fun creating and learning new passions to start the Spring semester during #InterSession2018. Our Stars were around town as they explore, experience and learn more about animal sanctuaries, boxing, Texas State Parks, biking around Austin, camping, car maintenance, fair-trade coffee, building computers, Crossfit, drones, Harry Potter wand making, hiking around... Read more »
Foundation Receives Texas Bar Foundation Grant
Texas Bar Foundation Supports Youth & Government Club to Create Future Leaders The Ann Richards School Foundation recently received a $6,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation in support of the Youth & Government high school club at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. The Ann Richards School is an all-girls, public school... Read more »
A Letter from Ms. Goka
August 22, 2017 Dear Parents and Friends of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, I took a small risk in applying for this job 12 years ago. Your daughters took a big risk by applying for admission here, by traveling across the city and through traffic to get here, by knowing that they... Read more »
Not Just Any First Day of School
Austin ISD Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz joined in the celebration of welcoming all of our Stars to the first day of school at the Ann Richards School. Thank you Dr. Cruz!
Celebrating the First Decade of Ann’s Legacy
For 10 years, students at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders have demonstrated leadership, service, a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and the determination to attend and graduate from college. Our 10 Years of Stars video shares a historical look-back at how the Ann Richards School was created in 2007 to help economically... Read more »
Star Highlights Feature on 9th Grader Kerrisa L.
Celebrating our 10th year, the Ann Richards School Foundation will be profiling the real stars of the Ann Richards School, our students and faculty. This week we feature 9th grader Kerrisa L., a Biomedical Pathway student and rising golf star.
Ann Richards School Wins State in Film
Seniors Brooke B., Lina B. and Chloe L. won the UIL State Championship in Film! This is the first ever state championship for the Ann Richards School. Be sure to check out their film ‘The Garden’ that won the Division Two Traditional Animation category. Left to right in the photo are Chloe, Lina, Brooke and... Read more »
Senior Wendy R. Wins Boys and Girls Club North Texas Youth of the Year
Wendy’s dream is to become Mayor of Austin and that she wants to make both her Club family and her biological family proud of her. She is a senior at the Ann Richards School of Young Women Leaders and a member of “Girls Club.” She says that she never gives up on anything that she... Read more »
Senior Heads to Antartica for Research Trip
Senior Lucia H. will spend 11 days researching polar science with the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE). Lucia was one of four participants selected from the United States. She will head to King George Island, Antarctica for several days of studying animal behavior at Elefanteras beach and on the Ardley Peninsula, vegetation surveys at the... Read more »
Middle School Competes in New Worlds – Cities in Space Competition
Middle school Algebra students spent their Friday at the New Worlds – Cities in Space Student Design and Competition. These Stars created a planetary colony using Google Sketchup to test their engineering, art, architecture and science skills. One team, El Marte, placed second in the competition.