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Important Dates

  • Visit our Full Calendar HERE
  • STUDENT HOLIDAY: Friday, October 5 (District of Innovation Staff Development Day)
  • STUDENT HOLIDAY: Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day/Staff Development Day)
  • PSAT: Wednesday, October 10
  • Homecoming: Thursday, October 11 (Maroon Out)
  • EARLY RELEASE: Friday, October 12 (class from 9:00-1:00)
  • Photo Make-up Day: Thursday, October 18
  • Monster Concert & Carnival: Saturday, October 20, 3-9 pm
  • Late Start: Thursday, October 25
  • Maroon and White Night: Nov. 29, 6:30-8:30 pm @ Austin High PAC. Read more HERE.
  • A/B Calendar


Parking Permits

Apply here, then stop by the main office (2nd floor) starting Sept. 11 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.

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



8th grade families: Explore your future this fall!

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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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Get ahead on college & career planning for your senior year! Check out the checklist below!

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Student Accolades

  • 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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