Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at Akins High School 

Akins is committed to helping students develop the inter- and intra-personal skills necessary to thrive as learners and community members on campus and in Austin, as high schoolers and through college, graduate school, and their careers. 

Through collaboration with national and local SEL leaders and teams, Akins staff and students will be at the forefront of equitable education working to give every person in our community the opportunity to succeed and continually expand the potential of what is possible in our lifelong education experiences.

Our SEL Vision: 

Students will...

Educate to understand my world.

Equip to take on its challenges.

Empower to transform myself, my circle, my community.


SEL Core Competencies Diagram

SEL Core Competencies

  1. Self-awareness: Recognizing one's emotions and values as well as one's strengths and limitations
  2. Responsible decision-making: Making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behavior
  3. Relationship skills: Forming positive relationships, working in teams, dealing effectively with conflict
  4. Social Awareness: Showing understanding and empathy for others
  5. Self-management: Managing emotions and behaviors to achieve one's goals


Please be in touch with questions, comments, or if you'd like to collaborate with us: 

SEL Lead Teacher, Christina Garcia-Mata (


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