Thank you to everyone who came out to support Akins Journey Theatre and Hairspray at the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards on the evening of April 18th at the Long Center. Akins Journey Theater ended the night with the first ever GAHSMTA award for Akins HS in the Best Lighting Design category.
Akins Journey Theatre is excited to announce our new 2018 Theatre Summer Camp. Please use the first link below to make your online payment of $125 for June 11-14, 2018, with a free show on the 14th.
The link above provides information about the 2018-2019 Course Selections for each Academy's pathways, including endorsements. Each student must graduate with an endorsement at the end of 4 years. (An endorsement is a series of Career & Technology Education courses.)
The above link provides information about next school year for students who plan to attend Akins High School for the 2018-2019 school year.
March 19, 2018
Dear Austin ISD families,
We hope that you and your family had a restful and relaxing Spring Break, but we understand that tension may be high as our children return to school in the midst of the situation in Austin involving explosives.
We want you to know we are coordinating with the Austin Police Department—along with state and federal partners—to take any and all necessary security precautions. (Click on the link above for more information.)
Akins High School is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
Shae Routt tried to warn her new teammates at Akins. She tried to tell them that the initial girls basketball practices would involve few basketballs and a whole lot of conditioning drills. She tried, too, to describe the coaching style of her mother, Erica, a former standout at the University of Texas who arrived at Akins before this season after spending two years at Reagan.
Christina Garcia-Mata has been voted by her colleagues as Teacher of the Year. First-year Jennifer Beam also became Teacher of Promise.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for music students at an Austin high school, but they’ll need help with fundraising efforts to pay for their spring trip to southern California.
The trip, expected to cost around $200,000 in all, will take Akins High School guitar, orchestra and choir students to Los Angeles. Students are paying what they can, but each will be responsible for about $1,100, director of orchestras and classical guitar Paul Crockett said.
The mock trial team competed at state on the weekend of Jan. 27th and we are so proud of how well the law students performed! All three teams made huge strides from the district competition and it showed in the courtroom. Our teams competed at the State Capitol and Travis County Courthouse. They faced teams with far more experience and fought hard. Akins earned a place on the top ten teams list with the Gold team of Aricia Amaro, Kolby Tate, Mackenzie Cords, Jorge Macedo, Eduardo Chavez, and Luis Moctezuma! Our Blue team of Mason Pounds, Josh Pounds, Devin Ritter, Marissa Hinojosa, Jalen Christian, and Jordan Franken did a fantastic job and earned four big wins against stiff competition. And lastly, our freshmen team of Amarye Tovar, Kassandra Villareal, Joaquin Rivera, Mildreth Gallegos, Basma Zanjeel, and Coral Rolon faced the toughest task of all. They faced team after team of three and four year mock trial veterans from the top programs in the state and I couldn't be happier with their results. They earned a big time win against a Highland Park team and a win against a veteran Ann Richards team that ranked 2nd in Central Texas at the district level.
Special congratulations to our seniors Aricia Amaro, Luis Moctezuma, Marissa Hinojosa, Josh Pounds, and Jorge Macedo for a fantastic end to their high school mock trial careers. We hope they'll come back and support our very young mock trial program as coaches.
Final Score- Eagles 24; Manor 17. It was a big win for the Akins Eagles on Fri., Nov. 10. After this great win, the Akins Eagles are going to the Play-Offs against Cedar Ridge High School. The game at Mustang Stadium was awesome! Congratulations!
So with this win, the Akins Eagles are in 3rd place. We will face Round Rock Cedar Ridge Thursday the 16th at 7:30 pm @ Kelly Reeves Stadium. Cedar Ridge was the District champ in their district so they get choice of date and location of game.
The Texas State Comptroller, Glenn Hegar, visited Akins High School business class on Thursday, Oct. 26 to talk to Mr. Andrew Hebenstreit's business students about financial literacy. The lesson included playing "Financial Football" as a class.
Mr. Hebenstreit's class had a great time, asked great questions, learned financial literacy, and were very grateful that Mr. Hegar took the time to visit.
More to come - they brought a whole film crew along!
At the USBands Southwestern Championship this past Saturday, October 21st the Akins Eagle Band performed twice at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys!
AEB was the Runner-up Class Champion for Class IV and earned a spot in the finals competition that evening. The Akins Band finished the night with a strong 10th place overall finish! Enjoy the finals performance!
Senior Portrait sign-up ends Oct. 27. Photos will be taken on Oct. 30 – 31.
On Tuesday, August 29, every Akins High School student was 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.