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Graduate Highlight: Gesenia Alvarez brings strong student voice to Travis Early College High School

When Gesenia Alvarez began her senior year at Travis Early College High School, she had many questions about the college application process and her post-graduation plans. However, like many Travis students, Alvarez struggled to find support as the school’s…

Graduation feature: Noah Hutchinson is opening doors at McCallum

By Gabriella Beker with additional reporting Kathy Swartz and Sydney Kim Noah Hutchinson has been drawing comics and cartoons since the third grade. When he and his family moved to Austin his freshman year, he entered McCallum Fine Arts Academy to pursue his…

Graduate Highlight: Maria Contreras overcomes obstacles at Akins

By Gabriella Beker with additional reporting Kathy Swartz and Sydney Kim Three and a half years ago, Maria Contreras and her family started a new life in the United States. As political asylum seekers from Venezuela, they had to give up everything they knew…

Austin ISD UpClose program celebrates 32 new graduates

More than 30 Austin ISD community members graduated today through the district’s UpClose program, which offers a front-row view of district operations.  The 32 Up Close graduates completed a year-old program to learn about the district's infrastructure,…

Graduate Highlight: Evan Craig is breaking barriers at Austin High

Evan Craig is creating important dialogues about racial justice at Austin High School. Craig has been the president of the Black Student Alliance at Austin High School for three consecutive years and is currently treasurer of the Student Council. He was also…

Graduate Highlight: Aseel Rawashdeh innovates at Anderson / Graduanda destacada: Aseel Rawashdeh innova en Anderson

By Gabriella Beker and Kathy Swartz Aseel Rawashdeh is focused on making innovations that change the world.  Rawashdeh, a graduating senior at Anderson High School, has been competing in science fairs since middle school, when she discovered her passion…

Graduate Highlight: Austin Tharp makes the grade at Northeast

Balancing classroom and on-court performance can sometimes be challenging, but Northeast Early College High School senior Austin Tharp encompasses what a student-athlete is all about. Austin is a two-year varsity basketball player, has run cross country,…

Middle schoolers get a peek of early college

Most kids don’t make their college decisions until their senior years. Austin ISD eighth graders, though, are getting to choose colleges when they pick their high schools in what’s called the Early College High School program.  

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Fourteen AISD Schools Celebrate Graduation

Many Austin ISD students had to demonstrate resilience this school year, but it was perhaps best illustrated Wednesday evening when Anderson High School students sang the national anthem in the dark, with cell phone flashlights from the stands the only light…

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Anderson High School Class of 2021 Graduation (Video)

"I mean the lights turned off, mics went out and everything. We had to use a megaphone."  - Anderson graduate Kelby Hickerson

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AISD Community Looks Forward to In-Person Graduations

Iva Sanchez, a senior at Crockett Early College High School, did not expect to have an in person graduation. But when AISD announced earlier this year ceremonies would be in person, she said she felt grateful and excited to share the moment with her friends…