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Summer 2021 Bridge/Orientation Program

Welcome Video from Mr. Rodriguez - Explaining the Goals of Summer Bridge and the Registration Form: 

UPDATED 7/22/21: If you do NOT have Blend access, do not worry. Please check these slides for everything about our Summer Bridge including information about the TSI Test: ECHS Summer Bridge Slides


UPDATED 7/22/21: Incoming students, Registration for the Summer Bridge is now Closed. 


UPDATED 7/19/2021 - ECHS & PTECH students: The Akins ECHS Summer Bridge Orientation for NEW Akins ECHS & PTECH Students will be Monday, July 26 - Thursday, July 29 (see schedule above). Emailed invitations and an flyer were sent to incoming ECHS students in May. We plan to have both in-person (on-campus) AND virtual (remote) sessions. Click on this schedule to see what that week will "look" like. We are so glad that you will be joining our campus and Academy! #WingsUp #AkinsECHS


UPDATED 7/19/2021 - TSI Testing Over the Summer BEFORE Late July's Bridge Camp: NEW and returning ECHS/PTECH students may sign up to take a TSI test prior to our New-Person Summer Bridge. (check out this space for details about TSI Testing, TSI Review Materials, Sign Up Form, & Practice Tests). For the July's Summer Bridge, students do NOT need to sign up. Akins ECHS team will sign up students based on their desire to test in person or virtually. Assigned days and times will be sent by July 27. 


UPDATED 7/19/2021 - ECHS Academy Students (all 3 Pathways): Check your AISD Email for a Blend course invitation on 7/26 to access your ECHS Summer Bridge Blend Course. If you are NEW to the district or have AISD portal issues, do not worry. We will email a public-view Google Folder on 7/26 for you to access all you need for the Summer Bridge. You can also attend the in-person session on Tuesday 7/27.


You can access your AISD student email via the AISD Cloud. The Blend Course will help students review for the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) assessment, get to know some of your ECHS teachers and leaders, and learn about the ECHS program. It is recommended to complete some review before signing up for your TSI Virtual Assessment. 


We will have in-person AND virtual/remote sessions. Please email john.a.rodriguez@austinisd.org if you still have not been able to access the Blend Course by 7/26. We still have virtual AND in-person testing sessions available for students to take their TSI 2.0 Test.


Our ECHS Academy Summer "Bridge Camp" is separate from the Freshmen Eagle Camp which occurs the first week of August. Information about Eagle Camp can be found here: Eagle Camp


Registration Questions: Visit our campus registration page for information about student registration.


Having Technology Issues?: Please visit the following links for tech support.

Summer 2021 Austin ISD Curbside Tech Help

AISD Technology Help

AISD Curbside Chromebook Help; Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Akins Curbside Registration - 2021 Registration Info Coming Soon


TSI testing times are approximate pending proctor schedules and slots available. More details will be in the student's Blend course. If students are unable to attend a session (whether virtual or in-person during the week of 7/26 - 7/29), additional testing opportunities will be available in the Fall. The Blend course will remain open the entire summer and fall. 

*schedule subject to changes.