Recent News

Austin Ed Fund grant update
Last Spring the Austin Ed Fund awarded three Innovation Grants to Ann Richards School teachers. Ms. Collins, Mr. Soden and Ms. Howk will use the award to enhance their curriculum in the classroom. Ms. Collins for her Cities in Space project, where students will be tasked with settling a sustainable colony of 1,000 people on... Read more »
Senior Parent Night
One of the core pillars of the Ann Richards School mission statement states that our Stars will “attend and graduate from college.” The Class of 2019 started this process years ago when they first arrived on campus as 6th graders. On Wednesday, August 22nd after-school, our Stars and their parents started the final portion of... Read more »
A Great Start to the School Year
On Monday, August 20th we welcomed almost 900 students to the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. It was a grand celebration to start the year with a pep rally and Star Walk. Lots of high fives and positive vibes to begin the 2018-19 school year.
Two Seniors Intern at the UT Department of Neuroscience
Over the summer, Ann Richards School seniors, Bella T. and Kayla Z., 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. These Stars spent six intensive weeks in labs focusing on autism, memory, and brain research.... Read more »
Community Leadership Trip to the Dominican Republic
Señora Schnautz’s high school students spent part of their summer in the Dominican Republic on a community leadership trip. Our Stars were involved in learning more about community health, working with healthcare workers to address chronic needs, and participated in community service projects.
Foundation Board Chair Named UN Foundation Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy
The Ann Richards School Foundation is proud to share that chairperson Michelle Milford Morse has been named the new Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy at the UN Foundation. Morse’s role with the UN Foundation will take on issues of the inclusion of women in peace and security efforts and preventing violence against girls... Read more »
Ann Richards Grad Makes Historic Discovery
Class of 2018 grad Briza started her summer off by joining Mr. Ward’s archaeology summer camp that included a field school dig with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Her dig spot paid off and she dug up a bowl from the Mission San Lorenzo site that turned out to be the largest intact object found in... Read more »
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 »