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.
Thank you for all the praise to our Fine Arts programs. Tickets are selling like crazy after last nights show. If you would like guaranteed tickets you can get them online right now at https://www.akinshstheatre.org If we have any tickets left over they will be available at the box office tonight and tomorrow night starting at 6:00pm. Thank you to the Akins campus for supporting the Arts in both the classroom and our performances, it is greatly appreciated.
COME SUPPORT AKINS HIGH SCHOOL BAND!
Thursday, Jan 25th from 5-8pm @ Bush’s Chicken
9815 Brodie Lane
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.
Every year Akins High School area community business partners contribute to the Faculty & Staff Christmas Dinner. Thank you for your generous contributions! Cllick on the link above to see list.
Akins Students win 2nd place for our youth homelessness civic project at the Capitol and $200 for the Student Resource Room. Students have worked so hard in creating the SRR for peers. Donations have already started to be given at school.
Let's have Eagle Pride! Visit our Akins Eagle Sideline Store to get clothing with the new Akins logo. (Click on the above link.)