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Media Advisory: Bytes and Bites: Anderson Brings Tacos and Technology Together

New facility will give high school students expanded opportunities in STEM

Austin ISD is celebrating the grand opening of the new Applied Technology Center at Anderson High School with a ribbon cutting and breakfast from the Nacho Average Food Truck.

This joint project between Austin ISD, the Boys Scouts of America and a community donor will benefit students throughout the district.

Who: Anderson High School PrincipalDonna Houser, Superintendent Paul Cruz, Board Secretary Julie Cowan, Anderson robotics teacher John Sperry, and students

What: Breakfast from Anderson’s Nacho Average Taco Truck, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided tours of the facility

When: Tuesday, Feb 23

  • 9:30 a.m. breakfast
  • 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting
  • 10:30 a.m. tours

Where: Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Drive 

The site is on the northeast side of Anderson High School by the school theater. Enter the north parking lot off Cima Serena Drive and head east toward the theater. There will be reserved parking.

Background: This new 14,500-square-foot facility will provide increased educational opportunities for AISD students in North Austin by placing a high-tech STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and computer science building with new classroom and work space in the area. This facility will complement the existing Applied Technology facility at Akins High School in South Austin.

For more information, please contact Sarah Frankenfeld (512) 414-7953,