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We will see you on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017!  Welcome back to a great school year!

Football Practice

Akins Pet Clinic

Akins Business Professionals Of America

9th grade Summer Football Practice

Summer STEM Robotics Camp

Dr. W. Charles Akins (1932-2017)

Dr. W. Charles Akins (1932-2017)

Upcoming Events

Akins Girls' Volleyball Vs. Lehman
Date: 8/22/2017, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Lehman
New Student Registration
Date: 8/23/2017, 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Location: Akins HS Library
Akins Girls' Volleyball San Marcos Tournament
Date: 8/24/2017
Location: San Marcos
Grand Opening of the A+ Federal Credit Union
Date: 8/24/2017, 5 PM 6 PM
Location: Akins High School A+ Credit Union
Admission Applications Drive ( during ALL Senior English classes)
Date: 8/28/2017
Admission Applications Drive ( during ALL Senior English classes)
Date: 8/29/2017
Akins Girls' Volleyball Vs. Crockett
Date: 8/29/2017, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM
Location: Crockett
Senior Parent Night
Date: 8/29/2017, 6 PM 7:30 PM
Location: College & Career Center

News & Announcements

Every Akins HS student gets an Austin ISD Laptop

On Tuesday, August 29, every Akins High School student will be assigned their own computer. The EVERYONE to One initiative extends that opportunity and allows students to take a computer home. The current state of the art for these computers is a laptop that converts to a tablet with a touchscreen. This is known as a “two-in-one” Chromebook. In addition, every student will receive a durable chromebook sleeve.
Click on the above link for more information, including PARENT OPT-IN LAPTOP USE FORM for home use.

AEB Celebration! Students set new AEB records at UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest!

The Akins Band students represented Akins High School with excellence!
31 Students Advancing to the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest
53 First Division "Superior" Ratings on Solos
5 First Division "Superior" Ratings on Ensembles
29 Second Division "Excellent" Ratings on Solos
4 Second Division "Excellent" Ratings on Ensembles

Academy Information Night was a huge success!!!

Akins High School had its annual Academy Information Fair on Feb. 1, 2017. There was a large turnout of potential students and parents. There were more than 25 programs being showcased at this event. The Counseling Dept. also provided 2 mini sessions on graduation plans and endorsements. More than 300 8th graders from Paredes Middle School attended our event.

Akins High School wins $10K from McDonald's

Akins High School received $10,000 from local McDonald’s owners.

The school took part in the franchise’s “lovin’ school spirit” hashtag contest during the fall and came out on top. All McDonald’s operators in the Austin-area are locally owned, which is why they decided to give back to the community where they live and work.

Akins special education class transforms coursework into a business

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Monday through Friday, five students make their way into Room 334 at Akins High School. They are greeted by their teacher Mr. Jeff Schafer and two aides.

“Even if two students have the same disability, the way it expresses itself is really different,” said Schafer.

Akins Alumni student gets recognition at the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama

Kassey Rocha is a 2016 Akins graduate and current St. Ed's student. She was in Choir and Art, as well as in Film Studies. Through Film Studies, she had the opportunity to intern with Mexic-Arte's Screen It! program. Mexic-Arte was selected from programs across the country due to their dedication to promoting literacy and cultural awareness. Kassey will be recognized on Tuesday, Nov. 15th when she accepts this award at the White House, presented by Michelle Obama.

PTSA's Loteria Night was a huge hit!!!

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the PTA hosted their first "Loteria" fundraiser which was a great fundraiser. More than $400 was raised for the PTSA!
Thanks to all the PTSA members that made food and brought drinks and prizes.
The event did not cost PTSA any money. Thanks everyone for your generous donations!

We thank our community business sponsors

Every year Akins High School area community business partners contribute to the Faculty & Staff Christmas Dinner. Thank you for your generous contributions! Cllick on the link above to see list.

Akins Students get an awesome award!

Akins Students win 2nd place for our youth homelessness civic project at the Capitol and $200 for the Student Resource Room. Students have worked so hard in creating the SRR for peers. Donations have already started to be given at school.

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