Recent News

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 »
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 »