Last night we were notified of a threat via social media. A student saw the post and immediately notified campus administration. Austin ISD police immediately began to investigate and identified the person who posted the social media threat. The subject is currently in police custody. At this time, there is no threat to the campus. (CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION.)
We will have REGISTRATION throughout the summer for new and returning students. Returning students must register online. For new students, we will be available in the summer.
The Legal Eagles returned from the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday, February 26th after being recognized as the first high school legal aid clinic in the country. Representative Donna Howard honored the organization greatly by passing a resolution. (Read more by clicking on the above link.)
The City of Austin's Watershed Protection Department is planning to permanently close the low water crossing on Old San Antonio Road near Southpark Meadows.
Future Austin Corps students participated in a forum about Latinas in politics. They met Lloyd Doggett, Gina Hinajosa, and Delia Garza, as well as campaign managers and city planners who are Latinas. Their stories were inspirational, and from our discussion afterwards, the young women were inspired.
AustinPTA invited Principal Tina Salazar and 2 students, Gabriella Pedraza and Jose Luna, to the PTA Rally day luncheon. It was an honor and privilege! #JustFundItTX
The above link provides information about next school year for students who plan to attend Akins High School for the 2019-2020 school year.
The link above provides information about the 2019-2020 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.)
According to TEA, Akins High School earned 3 academic distinctions in Comparative Academic Growth, Postsecondary Readiness, and Comparative Closing the Gaps. Congratulations!
On Friday, Oct. 19, Akins High School Austin Corps students hosted the City of Austin Mayoral Forum. It was a huge opportunity for our students to learn about local politics and civic engagement.
This new school year, Akins High School, is creating an additional way to communicate with parents, especially for important messages. Click above to register your parent name and phone number.
Akins High School is ranked 226th within Texas. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Akins High School is 39 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 89 percent. Akins High School is 1 of 19 high schools in the Austin Independent School District. (Click on the Link)
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.