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  • Teachers of the year

    Posted by Jorge Medina at 7/31/2013 10:35:00 AM
    Congratulations to:

    *   Major James Jones for being named "Teacher of the Year"

    *   Mr. David de Hoyos Salazar for being named "First Year Teacher of the Year"

    *   Ms. Irene Rodriguez-Reyes for being named "ESL Teacher of the Year"
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    Austin High Students Win HCC-Southeast College Level Business Plan Competition
    Austin High students won the Houston Community College-Southeast Entrepreneurship Program College Leve Business Plan Competition.  Houston ISD's Career and Technical Education Department's "College and Career Readiness" spotlighted the Austin High School student winners.  Please see article at
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  • Saturday Tutorials
    We have three Saturday tutorials scheduled for the rest of this semester.  March 29th tutorial sessions will focus on ELA STAAR.  The April 26th and May 3rd sessions will focus on other STAAR areas as well.
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  • Lady Mustang Recognized as Class Act
    Channel 39 named Jessica Baez a Scholar Athlete Class Act and aired a segment on her accomplishment.  Thank you Jessica for being such an outstanding Mustang.
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  • Power Up Parent Resources
    Mustang Parents, most Mustangs are already participating in our Power Up initiative.  Our students have an opportunity to use a laptop at home and at school for free.  There is only a small fee that will apply to the use of the laptops.  For more information, please go to
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  • Power Up Frequently Asked Questions
    Our district has published a document with questions that parents have asked recently about our Power Up Program.  We wanted to make sure that we shared this document with you.  If you have any further questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. D'Arcy at 713-924-1600.
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  • Informacion del programa Power Up
    Para mas informacion en espanol en lo que se refiere a este program por favor tome un minuto para aprender los detalles del Programa Power Up por favor visite la pagina en espanol bajo
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  • Code

    This year's Code of Student Conduct is here.
      Take a minute to review this year's district policies and procedures as it relates to student behavior.
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  • We are very proud of all the outstanding work done by our faculty and students last year.  Please  click here to see some of our success stories.
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  • Teachng professions
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News, click on the picture for more details about each article

  • A message from our Principal, Mr. Jorge Arredondo

    Our school will be hosting a special evening for you and your families on Monday, April 28 at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The title of this event is "Achieving Success in Life and in High School and will feature Telemundo Channel 47 News Anchor Antonio Hernandez. Alight dinner will be served. Everyone is invited.

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  • 2014 District Beginning Teacher of the Year

    Mr. John Buchanan has been selected as this year's HISD's Begining Teacher of the Year. It was a difficult decision for district officials as they worked to selct a winner from over 60 campus recommendations and applications.

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  • HISD maritime students get real-world tools for in-demand jobs

    Austin high school students will now use crane, forklift simulators as part of our maritime program.

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  • Summer School Updates

    Our summer school programs will be offered from June 3rd to July 3rd. Classes will be offered Monday through Friday. Breakfast will be served from 7:15 am to 8:00 am. Lunch will be served from 11 to noon.

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  • Senior Activities

    All students are required to participate in all of the listed activities. May 23rd.-Prom. Final Exam week for seniors is May 20th throough May 23rd. May 26th.- Final chekout/Texas scholar medals. May 27th.- Panoramic picture. May 28th.- Senior Picnic and Awards Ceremony.

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  • Graduation Plans

    Graduation Practice will be Thursday, may 29th. The ceremony will be Friday, may 30th at Texas Southern University at 7:00 pm. Graduating seniors are expected to arrive by 5:30 pm.

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  • We have some important information for our alumni.

    Our Alumni bylaws may now be found at two different sites. Click on this alumni picture to learn more about it.

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  • Dress Code

    Dear Mustangs, we have made a few adjustments to our dress code. Please make sure that you check it our before you report to school.

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  • Bell Schedule

    We have included copies of the different bell schedules for this year, including early dismissal and advocacy schedules.

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