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The Akins High School Band is proud to present the first annual Akins Community 5K and Festival!  Join us for this great event on Saturday - May 21, 2016 / Akins HS / 9:00am - 4:00pm.

                     2015-2016- Diamond Dazzlers under the direction of Ms. Ally Gates & Ms. Morgan Eddy

 Jan. 27th- Many seniors completing their financial aide and college applications in the College & Career Center

Jan. 30th- Akins Chapter of the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) at the State TAFE Competition

Akins Law & Corrections Interns

Akins Corrections Student Interns (CSI)

Jan. 27th- 2015-2016 Akins Teacher of Promise- Ms. Catherine Ballard (1st-year teacher)

State District Judge Eric Shepperd, President of the Austin Bar Assoc. and our Akins community partner adviser

2015-2016 Akins Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Kenyatta Williams

Feb. 8th- Akins 911 Intern Students

                                        Jan. 18th- Dr. Akins and students at the MLK March- Downtown Austin

Planting more than 40 new trees on the Akins grounds

Class of 2016! College Bound!!!

2015-2016 Cheerleading Team

Akins student wins Art Award.  Art placed on 10 large billboards across Austin.

Akins Health Science Interns at St. David's hospital

Nov. 14th- Akins students as State Qualifiers at the TAFE Region 13 Conference 

Jan. 20th- Akins Science Fair in the Main Lobby

Akins Corrections Student Interns (CSI)

Akins Law Interns

Feb. 13- Akins dance teams win big at the Danceline Central Texas Regional Competition  

Ms. Hosack, Principal during the 2015-2016 Wheelchair Challenge

Feb. 1st- Akins PALS changing lives at the National Conference

Green Tech teacher, Matt Stricklen and STEM Academy Coord., Allen Hubbard win $ 500 science grant.

Akins Costume Design students at the Ren Fest

                  Our awesome 2015-2016 Akins Diamond Dazzlers!!!  This year we have more than 60 Dazzlers.

Upcoming Events

Homework Haven
Date: 5/25/2016, 4:30 PM 6 PM
Location: Akins Library
Homework Haven
Date: 5/26/2016, 4:30 PM 6 PM
Location: Akins Library
Dance DTD (Hip Hop) Spring Show
Date: 5/26/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Akins Theatre
Dance DTD (Hip Hop) Spring Show
Date: 5/27/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Akins Theatre
Orchestra Spring Banquet
Date: 5/27/2016, 7 PM 11 PM
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel

News & Announcements

20016 Innaugural Akins Community 5K and Festival

The Akins High School Band is proud to present the first annual Akins Community 5K and Festival! Saturday - Post-pone to May 21st, 2016 / Akins HS / 9:00am - 4:00pm. Click on this link for more information on registration.

Akins FFA Plant Sale

Akins FFA Plant Sale
March 1st - April 1st, 2016
Mon. - Friday @ 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Sat & Sun TBA
$1 per plant ($2 Squash & Zucchini)

See the 2014-2015 Akins HS Report Card

On this link, you will find the State of Texas 2014–15 School Report Card for Akins High School. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

40 Trees planted on the Akins grounds

The City of Austin gave Akins High School 40 trees. The JROTC had a great time assisting with the planning of the trees, along with the "TreeFolks", City of Austin, community volunteers, and Fulbright Scholars from Denmark, Ukraine, Russia, Colombia, Ghana, Germany, Turkey, India, Iraq, USA and others. (Fulbright Scholars are in the blue shirts in the attached photo.). This was a great opportunity!

Akins PTSA Holiday Potluck

The Akins PTSA hosted a holiday potluck meal on Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Even Santa made a quick stop to take pictures.

Great Saturday for the Akins choir program!!!

On Saturday, Oct. 17th, the choir program had 8 students audition for All State today, and 3 of them made Region Choir.

One of our students was successful enough to continue on to audition at the next level (Pre-Area)!!!

This has been a great year for the program with Ms. Catherine Ballard as the Choir Director. Kudos!

Akins welcomes Israelis & Palestinian educators

On Sept. 30th, the Akins T-STEM Academy hosted Israelis & Palestinian educators as an educational exchange opportunity and visit. The guests learned about the six academy structure, the PLTW engineering program and other academic programs. The guests visited several Austin ISD campuses.

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