Akins High School
College & Career Center:
Fostering a college-going culture... Every student. Every day.
Need an Advising Appointment?
We hope you and your families are doing well amidst this stressful time. Mrs. Gutierrez and Ms. Banegas are still available to help you with all of your college and career needs. You are always welcome to text through Remind or email us, but if you would like to meet with us virtually you can schedule an appointment with us using our Calendly links. 
Click here to make an appointment with Ms. Banegas
Click here to make an appointment with Mrs. Gutierrez
College & University Updates due to COVID-19
Some higher education institutions are shifting to ACT/SAT test-optional, pushing back deadlines, changing orientation and more. Please click here to see a list that your CCC is keeping for you. If you know of any schools making changes that aren't on our list please send us an email so we can add it for everyone to see. Don't forget to log in with your school email account to view the list. 
Other Resources:
Check out our weekly Newsletter! 
Every week during our closure we will be creating this a weekly newsletter full of tips and updated information. We'll also add college and scholarship highlights and list things you should be doing right now. See this week's newsletter by clicking the link below! 
Looking for scholarships?
You will need to login in using your AISD username and password to view the scholarship spreadsheet. 
Look where the Class of 2020 is headed! 
This is updated daily! If you are a senior and don't see your name send an email to Mrs. Gutierrez with pictures of your acceptances or military commitment. You can also send Mrs. Gutierrez pictures of yourselves or your academy related events! 
Introducing Akins' new College & Career Center Team! 
We're here to help you soar!!
Meet Your Advisors
Annette Gutierrez
Annette A. Gutierrez
A native Austinite and AISD Alum, Mrs. Gutierrez is here to help you succeed with every career and college dream you have, even if you don't have one yet! 
Mrs. Gutierrez attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi earning a bachelor's degree in Biology with a focus on marine science. Later, she went on to earn a master's degree in Educational Leadership: Higher Education Policy and Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mrs. Gutierrez has taught various science classes and AVID in AISD as well as freshman seminar at St. Mary's University and Texas State University and Pre-Health Professions Preceptorship at St. Mary's University. Mrs. Gutierrez brings her experience as the Pre-Health Professions Advisor at St. Mary's University and STEM Supplemental Instruction Coordinator at Texas State University to help our Eagles prepare for and transition successfully into their post-secondary careers. 
She is no stranger to the struggles and stress that earning a college education can place on the individual student and families. You are welcome to visit Mrs. G any time to find your dream career or college and work on a path to making it a reality! 
Marcia Benegas
Marcia Banegas
Marcia Banegas was raised in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May of 2019 with a B.A. in Geography and a minor in Latin American Studies. Ms. Banegas was fortunate enough to have great resources during high school that helped her navigate through the college application process. She hopes to be that same resource for students at Akins and support them as they pursue the path to higher education. Ms. Banegas is excited to be serving the Akins community and she wants our students to know that their future belongs to them!
The Akins CCC is here to serve your post-secondary education and career needs.  We are proud to serve our students!
The CCC assists students with registering for college entrance exams, exploring major and career options, applying for financial aid, and selecting higher education institutions of best fit. 


Class of 2019!

  • 575 graduates
  • 82% Submitted college applications - more than ever!
  • 78% Submitted financial aid applications - more than ever!
  • More college athletes signed than any other graduating class!
  • More major scholarships earned by individual students than any other graduating class!
  • More 1st Generation College-Bound graduates than ever!