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During AISD's Closure (due to COVID-19), Akins Early College High School staff is still working from home. Starting on April 6th, teachers are starting Online Learning for all their students at home. Click on the link above for information on the following: (Student Online Learning Schedule, New Student Registration & Withdrawal Information from the Registrar's Office, Contact Information for Admin & Counselors, Mental Health, Principal's Newsletters on Updates, Graduating Senior Information)
Click on this to see the new schedule to learn from home
Hello Akins Family! I know this time of social distancing and school closures is unprecedented and scary but please know we are working diligently to get our online (BLEND) program together within the next two weeks for all of our students to be successful through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. We will be launching online learning on April 6th, 2020. (This is as of today 3/26/2020). I will be updating you weekly in this format. (Click above to read more on the newsletter)
CTE Health Science teacher, Ms. Jennifer Pittaway shares good news!!! Akins Health Science Dept. donated a massive amount of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) on the morning of March 23rd. Responding to the call in the community during a National Emergency. Austin Disaster Relief workers were stacking supplies on a pallet to take over to the hospital as it was being unloaded. There is no wait time, as the shortage is so significant. They were amazed by the amount donated by Akins!
The above link provides information about next school year for students who plan to attend Akins High School for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please help us by filling out the AISD Parent/Family Survey. Your feedback is so important to us!
White Team: Teah Eveleth, Joaquin Rivera, Amarye Tovar, Devin Ritter, and Coral Rolon (daughter of Ms. Maribel Ramos). This team earned 37th at state their freshmen year (huge accomplishment), 7th as sophomores (after winning the District Title), and 2nd Place as juniors. They absolutely deserve to represent Texas at Nationals. Mr. Salek is already in contact with some of the top litigators in Austin to make sure our Dream Team is supported by a Dream Team of attorneys. Amazing!!!!
Click above to learn about the new 2020-2021 Real Estate License Program at Akins Early College High School.
Many thanks to Mr. Garcia for stepping in for Ms. Salazar today. Also thank you to Rob Story who gave a basic presentation on Blend for our parents. Thank you to our other participants Sarah Greenwood, A+1 Federal Credit Union, and Sara Balkanli, CIS (Communities in Schools). Last by not least my wonderful volunteers Mrs. Tofoya, Hilda Reyes, Trudy Richards, and Maureen Gerlofs for helping me pull off the Coffee with the Principal today. Here are some pictures we wanted to share with you.
Akins is in its second year of its Dual Language Program. Students in the DL Program come from any of the 7 academies at Akins Early College High School. The purpose of this program is to offer non-native & native Spanish speaking students opportunities to learn the course subject in the academic Spanish language. For example, in the DL World Geography course, students would learn vocabulary, continents, countries & cultures all in Spanish. In a DL geometry class, students would learn all the mathematic terms/vocabulary in Spanish. (Click on the right side link in order to learn more information about Austin ISD's DL language program K-12.)
The link above provides information about the 2020-2021 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.)
Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, Akins High School will become an Early College High School. Participating students get the opportunity to earned an Associate Degree in General Studies before they graduate from High School. (Click above for more information.)
The Diamond officers performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2019!
Our own speech teacher, Jesus Valles-Morales is awarded BEST ACTOR in Austin by the Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll! The quote on the award page (by a former Akins student) is right on. "Wonderful teacher. Phenomenal actor. Beautiful spirit." Congratulations Mr. Valles!
Our School At A Glance
- 100% Early College High School Designation
- 100% Wall-to-Wall Academies
- 30 CTE Pathways
- 2 P-TECHS (2020-2021)
- 100% Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
- 100% SEL Seed Campus
- 100% RJ Focused
- 35+ Professional/Work Certifications