STEM Academy

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Community Service

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM Academy)


STEM Academy Trailer

click HERE to watch


Ms. Carman Wissel
STEM Academy Assistant Principal
(512) 841-9900 ext. 71243, 


Ms. Elsa Ringgenberg
STEM Academy Counselor
(512) 841-9900 ext. 71195, 



Mrs. Kasey Roebuck
STEM Academy Coordinator
(512) 841-9900 ext. 28247,





Akins STEM Mission

The W. Charles Akins STEM Academy provides authentic, real-world experience in an environment where students develop and demonstrate 21st-century skills in the ever-evolving fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM students take ownership of and apply their learning, both individually and collaboratively, and become successful leaders as evidenced in scholarly pursuits and industry endeavors.

Akins STEM Overview

 The Akins STEM Academy offers five different engineering pathways. In addition to a student's regular core classes, each year STEM students take one STEM elective class in an elective pathway. Students choose their own pathway based on their interests. When a student completes all four STEM electives in their pathway, they get a graduation distinction called an endorsement and a special cord to wear at graduation. Learn more about each engineering pathway here.

Akins STEM Recruitment & Application

  • The STEM Academy is open and free to all students, regardless of past experience or test scores.
  • 8th-grade students who are zoned to Akins will have the opportunity to select the STEM Academy in January when Akins counselors visit each feeder middle school.
  • 8th-grade students who are not zoned to Akins can apply for a transfer to the STEM Academy. If you are not zoned for Akins and would like to apply, complete the application linked here.

Past Akins STEM Summer Opportunities:

Recommended for 9th graders, but anyone is welcome! Click HERE to register.

Summer camp flyer Camp Daily Agenda Spanish Flyer


How do I find out more about Akins STEM?

Email the STEM Academy Coordinator, Kasey Roebuck, at