Recent News

7th Grade STEM Class Builds Canjos
You might ask, “what’s a canjo?” A canjo is a banjo made out of a can, and yes, it actually plays a tune. Ms. Josephson’s 7th grade STEM class spent a few weeks in September getting their maker skills back with a project that tested their affinity for music as well. Students carefully crafted their... Read more »
Ann Richards School Scores 98 out of 100 on the Recent TEA Rankings
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders received an A grade and scored a 98 out of 100 on the recent Texas Education Agency school accountability rankings. ARS was awarded academic distinctions for Science, Math, English Language Arts/Reading, Social Studies, Post-Secondary Readiness and Top 25 Percent Comparative Closing the Gaps.
A Confetti Filled Start to the New School Year
The Class of 2020 seniors kicked off an energetic pep rally and annual Star Walk to start the new school year. Led by the Marching Stars, our new sixth graders paraded the school halls, with cheers and high-fives from their classmates welcoming them to the Ann Richards School. It’s going to be a fantastic school... Read more »
Star Teachers are Back on Campus
This week our Star teachers were welcomed back to the Ann Richards School campus to start preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. Our faculty participated in multiple days of professional development that included collaboration on curriculum enhancements they learned over the summer break. School starts on Tuesday, August 20!
Stars Intern at UT Neuroscience Department
Over the summer, eight Ann Richards School students interned at the University of Texas – Department of Neuroscience, thanks in part to a sponsorship from The Neuroscience Studies Foundation in Honor of Harvey and Judi Nudelman. Four of our Stars worked in the UT Neuroscience Research Labs and the other half of our Stars helped... Read more »
4th Annual Summer Alumnae Network Meeting
The Ann Richards School Alumnae Network (ARSAN), which includes all Ann Richards School graduates, held its annual summer meeting in late July. From recent high school graduates to graduate school students to college graduates in the corporate world, ARSAN members brainstormed ways to stay connected to the school and each other and to give back... Read more »
Foundation Board Chair and Executive Director Receive Profiles in Power Nominations
The Austin Business Journal’s 2019 Profiles in Power nominations include two of the Ann Richards School’s own, Foundation Board Chair, Theresa Alvarez, and Foundation Executive Director, Jennifer Long. ABJ’s Profiles in Power features Central Texas Women of Influence from “technology to finance, law to marketing, retail to health care.” Five winners will be named on... Read more »
Class of 2019 Graduate Receives YWPN Scholar Award
The Young Women’s Preparatory Network announced their scholar awards and we are excited to share that Class of 2019 grad Karla R. received the award for the Ann Richards School this year. The YWPN Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to young women from a YWPN school that embody the mission and core... Read more »
Incoming Stars Learn the Ropes at Transition Camp
The week after the school year finished, our incoming Stars for next year had a pretty great experience at Transition Camp. These new Stars learned how to use a hand saw, drills and drives, so they could build a mini structure, and collaborated together on creating a cake masterpiece. Plus they closed out the week... Read more »
ARS Alumna Joins Rogers-O’Brien Construction for Summer Internship
This summer, Class of 2019 graduate, Astrid Jackson, joined the Rogers-O’Brien Construction team as a summer intern for Supervisor Mitch Kennedy. Our favorite new campus construction updates are from Astrid and Mitch. Look for them all summer long on Twitter.