Teaching PTECH @ Akins ECHS

Missed our Academy Fair and want to know more? Check out this VIDEO about our Akins ECHS & PTECH Academy!
Here are the Slides you may have missed during our Recruitment Visits & Fair: ECHSA Slides 2021
2022-2023 Application opens on 10/4/2021! We are still accepting applicants. Please email omar.gomez@austinisd.org (Program Project Specialist) and christine.kesling@austinisd.org (Academy Counselor) for questions. Letters of Acceptance will be sent by the end of April. 
The Early College High School program at Akins High School was established in the 2019-2020 school year as the school's 7th Academy (a school within a school model).  It provides an opportunity for students to obtain a two-year transferable college degree while in high school at NO COST to the student or family.  

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Important Links & Deadlines for the 2022 - 2023 School Year
AISD Programs Interest Form (for District)
Application OPENS 10/4
Application Submission DEADLINE:  May 1, 2022 (EXTENDED!)
Decision Letters Begin to be Mailed February 7, 2022
Acceptance Forms Priority Deadline February 14, 2022
Akins Early College High School started a new program called Tomorrow's Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.  Our goal is to accept 40-50 Incoming 9th-grade students who are highly motivated and ready to start an accelerated pathway on becoming Texas certified teachers within 5-6 years (4 years of high school and 1-2 years of university) instead of going through the traditional track that takes 4 years of high school and 4 years of university. 
Partners Include:
  • Akins Early College High School
  • Austin Independent School District (Human Resources Department)
  • Austin Community College
  • The University of Texas at Austin 
For more information on this program, please contact either of the following persons:
Early College Programs Project Specialist Omar Gomez at omar.gomez@austinisd.org 
Associate Principal Manuel Garcia at (512) 841-9815 or manuel.garcia@austinisd.org
College Readiness Counselor Christine Kesling at (512) 841-9912 or christine.kesling@austinisd.org 

Survey Links for the Year: There are three distinct links below, 1 for each Early College Program. The surveys will be open from today until the second week of June.

ECHS survey link: ECHS Students (All Pathways/Grades)

PTECH survey link: Students in Real Estate or Teaching Pathways ONLY - 9th Grade