Stephen F. Austin High School


Four Academies at Austin High

Academy for Classical Studies

Academy for Global Studies

Academy for High Technology

Academy for Science & Innovation

Students who live in the attendance zone and students who have an approved transfer through the AISD Office of Student Services will rank their academy choices with guidance counselors during the course selection process at the middle school. Austin High will make every effort to accommodate top choices through a lottery.

Students who live outside of the attendance zone will complete an application. A limited number of spots for students outside of the attendance zone will be accepted in the academies where space is available according to the application criteria/rubric.

Outside of Attendance Zone Application

Four Academies Application Timeline

  • Applications available for student who live outside of the attendance zone - November 3, 2017
  • Maroon & White Night (Austin High Showcase) - November 29, 2017  6:30 p.m.
  • Application deadline for students who live outside of the attendance zone - February 2, 2018
  • Lottery for students who live in the Austin High School attendance zone – February 16, 2018
  • Decision letters mailed to students  - February 23, 2018
  • Contracts/Agreements due to AHS Office - March 9, 2018

The academies at Austin High School provide authentic learning experiences with integration of the required core content (math, science, ELA, and social studies). Learners will explore content through a curricular lens in each of the academies: philosophical and logical reasoning in the Academy for Classical Studies, global awareness in the Academy for Global Studiesuse technology to find answers to questions and develop unique outcomes Academy of High Technology, and scientific exploration in the Academy for Science and Innovation

Community Meeting Information: 

Wednesday, Oct. 11 @ 7PM WAYA
Monday, Oct. 16 @ 7PM St. Marks Church
Thursday, Oct 26 @ 7PM Oak Hill United Methodist Church

8th grade presentation of the four academies at middle schools

O.Henry MS January 22-23, 2018 During Lunch
Small MS January 24-25, 2018 During Lunch
Parent Information Night at middle schools
O.Henry MS January 16, 2018
Small MS January 23, 2018
Fulmore, Kealing, private school, and other AISD middle schools: January 25, 2018 6:30 p.m.
Student course selections and academy ranking at middle schools
O.Henry MS January 24-25, 2018
Small MS January 30-31, 2018