Recent News

7th Graders Plan, Build and Create Obstacle Course for Incoming Students
Transition Camp helps guide our incoming Stars to ARS next fall and introduces them to the team work, sisterhood and STEM based curriculum. Before the end of the year, 7th graders research and build obstacle courses to help facilitate this week long camp. Check out the social media from two groups work building the structures.... Read more »
Sixth Grade Students to Create Enrichment Solutions for Austin Zoo’s Rescue Animals
ARS is determined to change the narrative. As the only 6th-12th grade school in the Austin Independent School District where STEM is a rule and not an exception for every student, ARS is preparing today’s female students to become tomorrow’s STEM leaders. Thanks to a grant from All Points North Foundation, our 6th graders start... Read more »
Five ARS Teachers Receive Inaugural YWPN Educators of Excellence Award
The Young Women’s Preparatory Network announced the Inaugural YWPN Educators of Excellence Award recipients. The award recognizes exceptional educators from across the 8 schools in Texas in the YWPN network for their commitment to excellence and dedication to their school’s mission, culture, students, practice, and YWPN’s core values of college readiness, leadership, and wellness life... Read more »
Junior Internship Week Recap
In May our junior Stars spent a week interning for companies and organizations all over Austin thanks to a grant from Intel. Each student interviewed with and selected their site based on their pathway. Thank you to all of our internship sites for a great week partnering with our Stars and be sure to check... Read more »
Class of 2018 Graduation Highlights
The Ann Richards School celebrated the largest class of graduates with 93 Stars graduating from the Class of 2018. 100% were accepted to four-year colleges and universities, and they received more than $13.1 million in merit-based scholarships. 70% will be the 1st in their family to graduate from college.
ARS Ranked #117 Nationally and #19 in Texas
The U.S. News and World Report best high schools ranked the Ann Richards School at #117 nationally and #19 in Texas. The rankings are based on college readiness, Advanced Placement tests and scores, and proficiency in math and reading. ARS received a gold medal for placing in the top 500 schools in the country. https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/texas/districts/austin-independent-school-district/richards-school-for-young-women-leaders-92267
Junior Internship Week Interviews
In May, our juniors will spend a week of school getting real-world experience during Junior Internship Week, sponsored by Intel. Special thanks to our community partners: Engineering Pathway Partners Big Red Dog City of Austin – Public Works Dept. City of Austin (Watershed Engineering Division) – Local Flood Risk Reduction City of Austin (Watershed Protection... Read more »