Staff members receive UT staff service awards

The University of Texas at Austin Staff Service Awards honored UT High School counselor, Diane York, and Senior Business Associate, Cristy Oliver, for their contributions to the university and the greater community. Service awards are presented to university staff as an acknowledgement and celebration of their commitment to transforming lives for the benefit of society. 

The awards ceremony was held at the LBJ Auditorium on April 19.  To see the full recipient list, view the 2018 Recipient List.

Student Feature: Paulina

My name is Paulina, and I am currently in my first year as a sophomore at UT High School. At UT High School, I find my classes to be more challenging and rewarding as I create my own schedule to complete all my coursework on time. There are no longer loud classmates that distract me from my work or lectures that are agonizingly slow. I am finally allowed to move at my own pace and set aside time for myself at the end of the day. 

Student Feature: Thor

Hi, my name is Thor, and I am 17 years old and a junior at UT High School. I have lived in eight different locations across North America, and I am always traveling. This made it hard to attend regular school, but I made it work. Almost two years ago, my parents separated, and they now live in different countries. In order to spend time with both of them, it became necessary for me to travel even more frequently, and it got to a point where I was missing too much school. So, in the summer of 2017, I joined UT High School because of the flexibility it offered.

Student Feature: Emma

I am Emma and I have been enrolled in UTHS since October of 2016. I am currently a senior projected to graduate in June of 2018. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about UTHS regarding my personal experience with the program. UTHS has allowed me to focus on myself, my family, my personal growth, and my future endeavors. 

Student Feature: Don

My name is Don W., and I have been a part of UT High School for two years. I find completing online courses is more rewarding than a traditional class since it requires more time management and self-discipline.

Online school has allowed me to better manage my busy schedule and have more energy for all facets of my life. My favorite courses so far have been World Geography and World History, as well as Integrated Physics and Chemistry since I am really interested in how things work. 

AP® Summer Institutes registration opens January 23rd

The 18th annual AP® Summer Institutes at The University of Texas at Austin will open Early Bird Registration on January 23, 2018. This summer UT High School will host 28 subject specific four-day professional development workshops for Advanced Placement® educators in June and July. The schedule includes two AP® US Government and Politics institutes, and an increased number of AP®Science institutes. UT High School will host institutes for AP® Physics 1, AP® Physics 2, AP® Biology as well as AP® Computer Science Principles. For the full summer schedule and to register, visit 

Staff member Heather Vaughn receives national award

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) President, Dr. Sally Krisel and Kendall Hunt Publishing President Chad Chandlee presented Heather Vaughn, Assistant Director of Advanced Academics at The University of Texas at Austin, UT High School, the 2017 Master’s & Specialist Award at NAGC 2017 this past November, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Student Feature: Rachel

My name is Rachel W. and I started UT High School at the beginning of my junior year. Completing classes feels more rewarding since I can now spend more time with family and focus on my favorite subjects of math and science. The online high school has opened doors to opportunities that were never available to me in a traditional high school, and it makes applying to college during senior year significantly less stressful. Recently, more than three feet of water flooded my house in Hurricane Harvey, and my entire life was uprooted.

Advanced Placement (AP®) Courses

This fall, UTHS opened newly developed online Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Canvas. The AP course catalog currently includes AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, AP Environmental Science, AP Government & Politics, and AP Human Geography. A free introduction to AP Human Geography is available on the EdX site. Additional AP courses are in development and will be announced as they open for registration. 


UTHS hosts Secondary Summit

As part of their dedication to advanced students, UT High School recently hosted the Secondary Summit institute featured at the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented (TAGT) annual conference in Houston, Texas from 11/29-12/1. Secondary educators and district/campus leaders were given diverse resources to meet the academic and social and emotional needs of gifted students.

Career and Technical Education Methods of Administration


 Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs 

The University of Texas at Austin High School career and technical education program offers Business Information Management I and Business Information Management II. Admission to these programs is open to all students.