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Maroon and White Night Showcase

  • Explore Austin High’s extensive academic and extracurricular programs and learn all about the academy model at Maroon and White Night on November 29.
  • The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in the Austin High Performing Arts Center with a special presentation highlighting the many opportunities future Maroons will have when they join our Austin High community.
  • Tour the building to see special programs like Project Lead the Way STEM pathways, Culinary Arts, Fine Arts, Student Media, Athletics, and many more.
  • Visit our academies and ask questions about signature experiences in The Academy for Classical Studies, The Academy for Design & Technology, The Academy for Global Studies, and The Academy for Science & Innovation.

Come see your future at Austin High School!

Important Dates

  • Visit our Full Calendar HERE
  • Coffe with the Principal: November 15 at 9:30 in Cafe Austin
  • Maroon and White Night: Nov. 29, 6:30-8:30 pm @ Austin High PAC. Read more HERE.
  • 2019 Graduation: 10:00 am at the Erwin Center
  • A/B Calendar

Parking Permits


Stop by the main office (2nd floor) with a valid driver's licence and proof of insurance. Parking is ONLY allowed in east student parking lot, tennis court parking lot (seniors only), and the fence side of SFA Blvd. (Note: online parking requests coming soon)

Students are NOT allowed to park on the hike/bike trail side of SFA Blvd. Students may NOT park along the street in front of tennis courts.

Booting/towing will be enforced after Sept. 15

September 27, 2018 Parking Letter



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General Information

Academies at Austin High Image

Learn about the Academies model at Austin High HERE. With four academies to choose from studies will be able to learn within a framework that matches their interests. Our four academies are: the Academy for Global Studies (9-12), the Academy for Classical Studies (9-10), the Academy for High Tech (9-10), and the Academy for Science and Inovation (9-10). 

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Student Accolades

  • Two AGS students, Avni Singh and Rachel Williams, attended the Western History Association Conference in San Antonio October 19-20 to present at a poster session, along with their teacher Ms. Whipple. Rachel went on to win a prize for her poster in the high school division. In addition, Ms. Whipple received the Charles Redd Center Teaching Western History Award.
  • Austin High's 2019 recognition from the National Merit Corporation:
      • National Merit Semifinalist: Alexander McGahagin
      • National Merit Commended Students: Castalia Vidaurri, Robert Peter Layne, and Mia Czarnecki
      • National Hispanic Recognized Students: Emily Guerra, Kenall Miller, St. John Requejo, and Castalia Vidaurri
  • Congratulations to AGS Junior Lydia Heisel for being selected for the Youth Presidential Leadership Council (YPLC) at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park. Students were evaluated on leadership potential, engagement with community, and interests in the National Park Service. Participation was highly selected, with only 8-12 students selected. Lydia will participate in interactive workshops, receive leadership training, work on service projects, and engage in dialogue with influential guest speakers. In addition, her volunteer hours will count towards her AGS endorsement. Way to go, Lydia!

Faculty Accolades

  • Congrats to Vanessa Estrada who was recently recognized by Austin ISD for going above and beyond in her service to others. The Recognizing All Valuable Employees, or RAVE, Program was established to publicly honor those who exemplify the highest level of customer service. If you had an exceptional experience interacting with an Austin ISD employee on the phone or visiting an Austin ISD site, please nominate that staff member by completing this form.
  • Cherry Whipple has been named the 2018 History Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education. In addition to a $1,000 honorarium for Ms. Whipple, AHS's library will receive a core archive of American history books and Gilder Lehrman educational materials. Ms. Whipple will also receive an invitation to a 2019 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar, a weeklong program that offers teachers daily discussions with eminent historians, visits to historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources. 
  • The Austin Ed Fund awarded $1900 to Austin High School for a 2018 Innovation Grant in support of Ms. Cooper's "Flexible Seating for Learning" proposal. This grant was used to deck out Ms. Cooper and Ms. Whipple's classrooms with flexible seating options and other items.
    • From the grant proposal: "Studies show that students are more successful when collaborative learning spaces and flexible seating are available in classrooms. This project provides student-centered options for the learning environment, which will engage students and build the 4C skills: collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication. Serving junior-level students in one of the four academies, it will impact 160+ students the first year  with a potential of benefiting additional students in future years. "
    • Austin Ed Fund’s Innovation Grants support creative approaches to teaching and learning in Austin ISD classrooms with grants up to $10,000.  For more information about innovation grants, please visit

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