On August 28, 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.
In-coming 9th graders are invited to attend Eagle Camp.
Thursday, August 10th
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Come and see what we’re all about!
• Get to ride your new bus!
• Welcome to your Academy!
• Learn about our athletics and student organizations!
• Get help getting organized!
• Free hot dog lunch!
According to the U.S. News & World Report, Akins High Schools ranks as one of the top high schools in Texas. Click on link above for more information.
Are you a new student and plan to attend Akins High School for the 2017-2018 school year? Are you a returning student? Click on the link above for information regarding for new student and returning student registration dates during the summer.
Students who will be in 9th-12th grade next year have started registering for the 2017-2018 courses. The Guidance & Counseling Dept. have started visiting feeder middle school to register In-coming 9th grade students.
Dr. Charles Akins – the educator for whom Akins High in South Austin was named — died early Wednesday morning, Austin school district officials confirmed.
More students are eating breakfast in the classroom more than previous school years! This program has made a huge difference for students. Click on the above link.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
AUSTIN - There’s something special going on at this year’s annual Austin Film Festival.
For the first time ever, students at Akins High School in South Austin will get a chance to premiere their very own movie to a live audience.