Stephen F. Austin High School

New Academies (2017-2018)

Four Academies at Austin High

Academy for Classical Studies

Academy for Global Studies

Academy of High Tech

Academy for Science & Innovation

 Download application here: ahs_2017-18_academies_application_for_parent_cloud_3.pdf

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 in Naviance 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.

Four Academies Application Timeline 2016-17

  • Applications available for student who live outside of the attendance zone - November 1, 2016
  • Maroon & White Night (Austin High Showcase) - November 30, 2016  6:30 p.m.
  • Application deadline for students who live outside of the attendance zone - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Lottery for students who live in the Austin High School attendance zone – Friday, February 17, 2017
  • Decision letters mailed to students  - Friday, February 24 , 2017
  • Contracts/Agreements due to AHS Office - Friday, March 10, 2017 

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:global awareness in the Academy for Global Studiesphilosophical and logical reasoning in the Academy for Classical Studies, and scientific exploration in the Academy for Science and Innovation. In the Academy of High Tech, learners will use technology to find answers to questions and develop unique outcomes

Vertical Team Information: 

8th grade presentation of the four academies at middle schools
O.Henry MS  11/14 & 11/15
Small MS 11/29
Martin MS 11/17
Parent Information Night at middle schools
O.Henry MS 1/17 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Small MS 1/24 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Martin MS 1/19 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Fulmore, Kealing, private school, and other AISD middle schools: Thursday, Feb. 16th @ 6:00 p.m. in AHS Library
Student course selections and academy ranking in Naviance at middle schools
O.Henry MS 2/1 & 2/2 
Small MS 1/30 & 1/31
Martin MS 1/20