FRONT ROW L-R- Mrs. Christina Garcia-Mata (Green Tech Academy Coordinator); Mrs. Christina Dost (STEM Academy Coordinator); Mr. Tyson Williams (AHA Coordinator); Ms. Misty Lindsey (SSA Academy Coordinator) & Mrs. Melissa Contreras, (ABLE Academy Coordinator), No Academy Coordinator for New Tech.
As part of the Austin Independent School District High School Redesign plan, Akins High School is divided into 6 different Academies. To help each student build a personal vision of greatness, Akins has created six Academy-structured Smaller Learning Communities. From 9th-12th grade career-focused learning, Academies strive to offer rigorous, relevant curriculum to promote student success. Each Academy offers a core foundation of courses and real-world learning experiences for every student. Each academy is led by 3 leaders- the assistant principal, the counselor and the academy coordinator. Above are the 6 academic coordinators. At the end of each major, students are able to participate in some type of capstone, internship, and/or practicum program.
(CLICK below or on the side menu for more information on each academy)