News and Announcements

Coffee with the Principal on Fri., Jan. 24th

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.
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Akins Dual Language Program

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.)
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Registering for 2020-2021 Courses?

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.)
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Akins Teacher gets a big award in Austin

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!
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Information about Algebra II

Dear Austin ISD Families:

The Texas legislature passed a new law, SB 232, that requires school districts to inform you that Algebra II is not required for graduation, and the possible consequences of your student not taking Algebra II. (Click above for more information)
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