Announcements

AISD Offices, Schools Closed for Winter Break Dec. 21–Jan. 1

Austin ISD will be closed for the winter break Monday, Dec. 21, through Friday, Jan. 1.All AISD offices and schools will be closed during this period.Regular business hours resume Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, for staff. Students return to classes on Tuesday, Jan. 5.…

AISD Seeks Applicants for South Austin Magnet Planning Committee

In preparation for the possible creation of a south Austin magnet school, Austin ISD is seeking applicants for a planning committee.The planning committee is tasked with reviewing relevant data, establishing a magnet program vision and curriculum/instruction…

Gina Hinojosa Resigns from AISD Board President Office

Austin ISD Board President Gina Hinojosa last night announced her resignation as president. She plans to seek the District 49 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.Hinojosa will remain on the board to serve students and their families in the at-large…

Superintendent Announces Schools Frozen to Transfers for 2016–17

Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz last night announced the names of 23 schools that will be frozen to transfers during the 2016–17 school year.Each year, AISD determines which schools should be frozen to transfers because they have, or are expected to have…

Daffodil Project Blooms at Covington Middle School

When every student at Covington Middle School planted daffodil bulbs last week, they were doing more than just enjoying the time outside. The students—more than 650 in total—became the first in Austin ISD to be part of The Daffodil Project. The goal of the…

AISD Will Accept Transfer Requests Jan. 4–29

AISD will accept transfer requests for the 2016-17 school year from Jan. 4–29.Families may request a sibling*, tracking*, majority-to-minority*, or general transfers during this time. Priority transfers will be processed first, followed by general transfers.…

LASA Ranked Best High School in Texas

School data site Niche released its annual rankings of public high schools this week, ranking the Liberal Arts and Science Academy as the best in Texas. Rankings are based on factors including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT…

ESA Digital Living Project Expands in AISD

The Entertainment Software Association and Austin ISD recently announced the expansion of the ESA Digital Living Project to include the Radius-STEM Readiness course.The course explores topics, such as careers in STEM, binary numbers and rational and…

Middle School Choice Fair Showcases Unique Opportunities at AISD

Austin ISD invites area middle school students and their families to a choice fair to introduce them to unique opportunities available at all AISD middle schools.

Bowie High School Recognized for Student Achievement

Bowie High School has been named one of 200 model Professional Learning Communities at Work by Solution Tree, a professional development organization that focuses on schools.PLCs are schools that recognize that the key to improved learning for students is…

Bowie High School Expands Bakery for Culinary Arts Program

The students and staff of the Bowie High School Culinary Arts Program unveil their new bakery at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Bulldog Bakery students will serve freshly baked cake, cookies and coffee, and will offer tours of the renovated space.Chef Richard Winemiller,…

Superintendent Delivers 2015 State of the District Address

At his annual State of the District address, Superintendent Paul Cruz highlighted the district's recent successes, and also acknowledged that there is still work to be done.Cruz gave his address during Austin Ed Fund's "Inspire the Future" luncheon at the…