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Prospective, Current Students Invited to AISD High School Showcase on Jan. 9

Austin ISD invites area students entering and in high school to learn more about the unique opportunities available at all AISD high schools.

The AISD High School Showcase gives students and parents the opportunity to explore the many programs offered at AISD’s high school campuses. The event also allows families to speak with campus representatives who will answer questions and showcase their programs. Translators as well as community liaisons will be on hand to answer questions related to transfers. The event is free and open to the public.

The district will accept in-district transfer requests in-person or by mail through Jan. 29. Also, beginning Feb. 1, Austin ISD will accept out-of-district transfer requests for the 2016-17 school year. An out-of-district transfer is a process in which families who live outside of AISD can apply to have their student attend an AISD school.

Who: Families from AISD and surrounding districts

When: 9 a.m.–noon Saturday, Jan. 9

Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Transportation: Beginning at 8:15 a.m., two buses will depart from each middle school at 8:15 a.m., with continued departures every half hour.

There will also be one bus each picking up from the Carruth Administration Center, 1111 W. Sixth St., and Austin High School,1715 W. Cesar Chavez St., and departing every half hour.

The showcase closes at noon and buses will continue shuttle service back to the middle schools, CAC and Austin High until 1 p.m.

Schools to be featured

Akins High School, located in far south Austin, is composed of six learning communities: Arts & Humanities, Business and Leadership, Green Tech, New Tech, Social Services and T-STEM. Through this structure, students are exposed to college and career pathways while receiving individualized instruction. The Akins High School community educates every student to be self-sufficient, strengthens every student to face challenges of mind and heart, and nurtures every student to become lifelong learners in a diverse world.

The school’s namesake, Dr. W. Charles Akins, helped lead the charge for Austin schools to value diversity, set high expectations and offer students and staff the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential.

Anderson High School, located in northwest Austin, serves a diverse population, with more than 50 languages spoken in students' homes. A highly experienced corps of teachers and administrators offers a challenging and enriching academic experience and a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Since 1991, Anderson High School has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate school. IB is a comprehensive curriculum that challenges highly motivated high school students by focusing on higher-level learning skills, creative thinking, interdisciplinary studies and community service with an international perspective on learning.

Anderson has been named a T-STEM academy by the Texas Education Agency. Anderson’s career and technology programs highlight medical, engineering, film, manufacturing and computer science. The Applied Technology Center provides a facility for students from area schools to work on science, technology, engineering and math projects, such as robotics.

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, a community of young women who are committed to changing the world, is ranked among the best schools in Texas and the U.S.

The all-girls school prepares sixth- through 12th-graders attend and complete college with a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. In addition to providing rigorous academics, ARS encourages all students to develop real-world service projects, which challenge them to lead with courage and compassion, while solving problems creatively and ethically.

The school’s namesake, Gov. Ann Richards, played an instrumental role in developing the ARS vision. Her legacy looms large at the school founded to give young women from economically disadvantaged backgrounds the skills and confidence they need to succeed in college, career and life. The larger-than-life leader serves as a constant reminder to the girls that their wit and will, talents and tenacity can and will change the world.

Austin High School, located in the heart of the city, is the oldest continuously operating public high school in Texas. Students from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds pursue academic excellence, guided by a highly qualified and dedicated faculty. Austin High offers more than 250 courses, including advanced courses in most disciplines, such as English, math, science, social studies, journalism and foreign languages. The school has a rich tradition of strong academic performance and an ever-growing list of distinguished graduates and loyal alumni.

The Academy for Global Studies, a program within Austin High, offers an internationally focused curriculum that highlights the interrelatedness and connections among world regions that shape our global society. 

Bowie High School, located on 60 acres in southwest Travis County, is the largest comprehensive high school in the district, with more than 200 faculty and staff members in 160 classrooms and labs. The school’s size and range of offerings gives students numerous options for involvement in academic and extracurricular activities.

Bowie offers college preparatory classes, Advanced Placement coursework, foreign languages, fine arts, Air Force JROTC, athletics programs, and career and technology programs—including culinary arts, hotel/resort management, agricultural science and computer technology. 

Crockett High School, located in south Austin, fosters a community of learners and leaders. At Crockett, Cougar pride is evident throughout the campus, on every playing field and in classrooms. A dedicated corps of educators helps ensure all students have opportunities to reach their full potential.

A campuswide AVID program helps students prepare for success in college and career with focused note-taking, learning logs to track progress, and college preparations and visits. Crockett boasts an award-winning theater program, band and choir, a state- and regional-winning science club and an active gifted and talented program. The school’s career and technology courses offer classes and certifications so students can graduate ready to work in their field while they pursue post-secondary educations. 

Eastside Memorial High School offers a world of opportunities—from arts and athletics to health sciences and robotics—to help students achieve their greatest potential. In the heart of East Austin, the school offers career classes that can lead to industry certifications through Project Lead the Way, a national leader in science, technology, engineering and math programs.

Eastside Memorial works with its family of neighborhood schools to focus on STEM for learners of all ages and the district’s Creative Learning Initiative, which offers a quality arts-rich education to every child.

The Graduation Preparatory Academy at Lanier High School is a unique educational setting that offers credit recovery and accelerated learning to students in a self-paced, non-traditional environment. Through a variety of tech platforms (such as GradPoint, Odyssey and Edgenuity), students work toward fulfilling their potential, looking toward high school graduation and beyond. 

Certified teachers and staff use a variety of districtwide resources such as Positive Behavior Intervention Supports and Social Emotional Learning for a whole child approach to teaching and learning. We’re proud to be a part of Lanier High School, the crown jewel of North Austin education.

The Graduation Preparatory Academy at Travis Early College High School is designed to help students with credit recovery and acceleration. GPA at Travis provides a non-traditional setting with online curriculum, and gives students an opportunity to work independently and advance at their own pace. Dedicated faculty and staff provide a supportive and structured learning environment to meet each student’s academic needs. 


GPA at Travis also provides a flex-schedule option aimed to support the needs of  our working student population.


International High School welcomes the world’s students to Austin. New Texans from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas begin their studies in a global community where every student is bilingual or multilingual.

International High School, which shares a campus with Eastside Memorial High School, prepares students to transition to public education in the U.S. and sets them on a course for success. The school offers flexible schedules, tutoring and programs to help students adapt to their new lives in America, while building the skills they need to succeed in college, career and life.

Lanier High School in north Austin is committed to a culture of academic excellence with a tradition grounded in pride, respect and responsibility. Each student is valued as an individual and has access to a broad base of opportunities. The school is divided into three learning communities. Academic and extracurricular programs, including fine arts and athletics, are competitive on the state and national levels.

A robust career and technology education program includes the W. Neal Kocurek Health Sciences Institute, which prepares students for careers in health-related fields and offers courses in cosmetology and media production.

LBJ Early College High School students are not only preparing for college tomorrow, they are attending college today. LBJ offers students the opportunity to graduate with a diploma in one hand and an associate degree in the other—for free.

Through an exciting and innovative partnership with Austin Community College, every student—from an entering freshman to a graduating senior—has the opportunity to enroll in college-level classes. In addition to earning college credit, students are preparing to compete in the workforce while saving thousands of dollars in college costs.

LBJ is a tightly knit, vibrant community of learners and leaders in East Austin. LBJ offers career and technology classes in audio and video production, digital electronics and health sciences. The school offers exciting engineering courses through Project Lead the Way. With a rigorous curriculum and higher education and industry partnerships, the program empowers students to solve complex problems in a real-world context, while developing the skills they need to succeed in the global economy.

The Liberal Arts and Science Academy isconsistently ranked among the best high schools in Texas and the United States. LASA creates a challenging yet nurturing environment for students to expand and deepen their understanding as they explore the range of their artistic and intellectual talents—from fine arts and philosophy to robotics and stem cell research. By recruiting the most academically advanced students from public and private middle schools throughout the city, LASA is a diverse magnet school with scholars from every ZIP code in Austin. 

McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy is located in the heart of North Central Austin. McCallum's inclusive culture provides equal access for all students on campus to explore a wide variety of challenging academic pathways, specialized fine arts courses, competitive sports teams and clubs for diverse interests.

Established in 1993 as AISD’s districtwide fine arts intensive high school program, the Fine Arts Academy at McCallum High School provides an exemplary arts education program for ninth- through 12th-grade students to pursue an accelerated arts curriculum as fine arts majors.

Reagan Early College High School students are not only preparing for college tomorrow, they are attending college today. Reagan offers students the opportunity to graduate with a diploma in one hand and an associate degree in the other—for free.

Through an exciting and innovative partnership with Austin Community College, every student has the opportunity to enroll in college-level classes. In addition to earning college credit, students are preparing to compete in the workforce, while saving thousands of dollars in college costs.

With a rich tradition and a motto of “Not without honor," Reagan is home to vibrant and competitive arts and athletics programs, including the award-winning marching band and the beloved football team, which Sports Illustrated featured as one of its nationally inspiring "Underdogs."

The Rosedale School offers one simple message for families whose children have severe special needs: Your child is welcome here. The school’s experienced educators serve students who have significant disabilities, including children who are medically fragile or who need intensive behavioral support. Nestled in the Central Austin neighborhood that bears its name, Rosedale offers a caring, family-focused community that supports students’ unique learning needs in a positive environment.

Through Rosedale’s tailored educational opportunities and quality instruction, students increase their independence, improve their self-esteem and experience a greater quality of life. Students who are 18 to 21 years old can apply to participate in the GO Project, a community-based transition program that supports students as they move from the high-school setting to a college or work environment.

Rosedale also houses the Transition to Life in the Community program, often referred to as TLC, which focuses on preparing students for life after graduation. Serving and empowering students who have special needs with love and respect, Rosedale is among Austin’s most beloved schools. Every year, students and teachers dress up for a much-anticipated prom and school champions hit the road for the Rosedale Ride.

Travis Early College High School has proudly served students in South Austin since it opened in 1953 as Austin's first high school south of the Colorado River. Travis High School welcomes students with a faculty and staff dedicated to student success. Diverse academic offerings, strong athletics and fine arts programs, and other extracurricular activities provide students with a wide range of opportunities.

Travis students come from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve academic excellence and pursue their passions, consistently placing among the best in the state in the arts and athletics.

In addition to offering more than a dozen career and technical education courses, Travis is also the district’s newest Early College High School. This partnership with Austin Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn an associate degree while still in high school.