Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders comprises an all-female population that is committed to building the community and to changing the world. Students in 6th through 12th grade from throughout Austin ISD are prepared for college through rigorous academics and real-world service projects. For the 2017 Bond, the campus will undergo Phase 1 of a strategic modernization to create a state-of-the-art campus at the current site.

Project Timeline

*Timeline and rendering subject to change

Latest Updates

The Liberator Reports on the History of LASA and the Johnston Campus

Liberal Arts and Science Academy’s (LASA) award-winning student-run news publication, The Liberator, recently published an article detailing the transformative history of LASA’s campus and the…

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Three Modernized Campuses Recognized for Excellence in Architecture

Three modernized campuses received national recognition for their excellence in architecture by Learning by Design Magazine. Why it Matters: With our modernized campuses, we’re aiming…

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New Ann Richards Campus Featured for International Day of the Girl

On October 11, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders was featured by KXAN and KVUE in broadcast stories celebrating International Girls Day. Students gave…

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Key Information

  • Modernization Budget: $70,000,000
  • Total Budget: $70,416,000
  • Opening Date: January 2021
  • Trustee: Geronimo Rodriguez, Jr.
  • Location: 2309 Panther Trail, Austin, TX 78704
  • Existing Capacity: 924
  • Planned Capacity: 1,015
  • 2016/2017 Utilization: 85%

Project Team

  • Architecture & Engineering Team:
  • Construction-Management-at-Risk Team:
  • Campus Architectural Team:
    • Kristina Waugh, Principal
    • Shamaa Lakshmanan, Staff Representative
    • Teri O’Glee, Foundation Representative
    • Jeanne White, Business/Community Partner
    • Shawn Mauser, CAC Representative
    • Sonya Banda, Parent
    • Josie Hughes, Parent
    • Senior Class President, Student
    • Junior Class President, Student
    • Sophomore Class President, Student