News and Accolades
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Superintendent Search Community Meeting
AISD would like to invite all community members to provide input on the desired characteristics for our new superintendent. Please plan to attend a community meeting on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Austin High School. The meeting at Austin High will be held in the cafeteria on the first floor.
Academy for Global Studies Director Named
Austin High is pleased to announce that our new Academy for Global Studies Director is Ms. Nicole Griffith.
Ms. Griffith has been committed to serving the Austin High community for the past seven years as an Austin High World Geography teacher. She taught two of those years in AGS. She has developed interdisciplinary problem-based learning projects with a team of teachers in AGS and has collaborated with a professional learning community of geography teachers to design and implement common curriculum and assessment.
Ms. Griffith has extensive travel experience throughout the world. Most recently she served as the administrative group leader for the AGS trip to Turkey. She has also traveled with students from Austin High on an environmental educational trip to Costa Rica and to an experiential opportunity at Heifer Ranch in Arkansas.
Ms. Griffith earned her Master’s in Education degree in Educational and Community Leadership from Texas State University and was awarded the Best Graduate Student in the Educational Leadership Program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Geography.
Ms. Griffith is a dedicated member of the Austin High community and promises to be a committed leader who is creative, fair, and compassionate about establishing a culture that is inclusive of the entire school community, so every young person has a chance to learn, develop, and lead.
Summer Assignments for English
Incoming 9th Graders - Pre-AP English I Summer Assignment
Incoming 10th Graders - Pre-AP English II Summer Assignment
Incoming 11th Graders - English AP Language and Composition
Incoming 12th Graders - English AP Literature and Composition
Summer Assignments for Calculus Students
Both Advanced Placement AB an BC students have a Summer Assignment due the first day of class.
Maroon Roundup Information
Check out this flyer for more information on Maroon Roundup for incoming freshman.
When: August 15, 2014 from 9:30a – 2:00p
Incoming Freshman Supply List now available.
AISD Announces - Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) website at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/frc/2013/srch.html
The 2012-13 Federal Report cards are made up of five parts: Student Achievement by Proficiency Level, Student Achievement and State Academic Annual Measurable Objectives, Priority and Focus Schools, Teacher Quality Data, Graduates Enrolled in Texas Institution of Higher Education, and Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress Results. You may access the Federal Report Cards online, or contact the Department of Campus and District Accountability at 512-414-9866 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a hard copy of a campus or district report.
HB 5 - Graduation Plan
Visit the AISD website to find out more about the new graduation plans available under HB 5.
Find out more information in this instructional flyer about the resources available to parents on the AISD cloud.
Updates to AISD Board Policy
These updates are posted online at www.austinisd.org/policy.
Donations for Austin High School Through the Austin Community Foundation
_Click the Austin Community Foundation link to donate to Austin High School.
Check out all the upcoming events on the Calendar Page!
15 - Maroon Roundup from
25 - First Day of Classes (C day)
1 - Labor Day: No School
10 - Back to School Night
11 - Late Start
25 - Late Start
3 - End of First Six Weeks
9 - Late Start
13 - Staff Development Day: No school for students
15 - PSAT
30 - Late Start
7 - End of Second Six Weeks
11 - Staff Development Day: No school for students
20 - Late Start
26-28 - Thanksgiving Break: No School
15-18 - Final Exams
18 - End of Third Six Weeks
19 - Staff Development Day: No school for students
5 - Classes resume
15 - Late Start
19 - MLK, Jr. Day: No School
29 - Late Start
12 - Late Start
16 - Staff Development Day: No school for students
20 - End of Fourth Six Weeks
26 - Late Start
16-20 - Spring Break
9 - Late Start
17 - End of Fifth Six Weeks
22 - Staff Development Day: No school for students
25 - Memorial Day: No School
1-4 - Final Exams
4 - End of Sixth Six Weeks
5 - Planning Day: No school for students
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