Front row L-R- Mr. Tyson Williams (AHA Academy Coordinator); Mr. Mark Martinez, (ABLE Academy Coordinator); Mr. Allen Hubbard (STEM Academy Coordinator); back row L-R- Ms. Misty Lindsey (SSA Academy Coordinator); Ms. Rachel Willey (Green Tech Academy Coordinator) and Ms. Ychacka Sells (New Tech Academy Coordinator).
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)