Stephen F. Austin High School

Application Procedure

The application process is for students living out of the Austin High attendance zone (note: students receiving a transfer through AISD will be considered to be in the attendance zone and included in the lottery).

Please be sure to read this carefully and provide all supporting documents with your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review.


All applicants must fill out an online application.

Online Application

Online application must be submitted by February 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


All applications submit the following along with the online application:

  • Essay – Print and turn in on the lined paper provided
  • Copy of student’s report card from the Fall 2017 semester of school
  • Copy of student’s most recent STAAR scores (or equivalent nationally-recognized standardized exam)

Applications will be graded using a rubric. You may view a sample rubric here.

Essay and supporting documents

may be hand-delivered to the Main Office on the 2nd floor at Austin High School or mailed to:

Attn: Academy Office
Austin High School
1715 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703

HAND-DELIVERY – Essay and supporting documents must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 2, 2018.

MAILED – Applications delivered by mail must be postmarked on or before February 2, 2018.