Austin Academy for Global Studies

Downtown Austin, TX. Image: DLanier/

The Academy for Global Studies (AGS) is a school within a school, providing an internationally focused curriculum to a close-knit community of learners. Each year 125 freshmen will join the AGS family to undertake a course of study that highlights the interdependencies and connections among world regions that combine to shape our increasingly global society. Students explore cultural traditions both on the world and local scales, while building their own culture as AGS students within the larger Austin High School community. AGS values all students’ unique talents and encourages and challenges students to become intellectually curious, world language proficient, internationally aware and globally responsive.

School Highlights
At AGS, learning is not confined to the classroom. Austin provides a rich backdrop of international experiences that serve as a platform for multicultural understanding, both within the city of Austin and around the world. Local field trips, joint projects between our students and students in other cities, as well as multiple opportunities for international travel combine to give AGS students the preparation they need to become the future guardians of our increasingly small world.

Contact Information:
Academy for Global Studies
Austin High School
1715 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703


(512) 841-1950


(512) 474-7935


Fast Facts:


Theresa McCorquodale

Year Opened: Fall 2008

Grades Served:

To serve 9-12



Free/Reduced Lunch:


Racial/Ethnic Comp: