Alternative Learning in Leander ISD

Good Day!

I want to take this opportunity to share my excitement about Alternative Learning in the Leander Independent School District. Our alternative high school has embarked on a journey to expand services to empower students to take a different path toward high school graduation while ensuring college and career readiness as they transition out into the world. Currently, we serve high school students, grades 11 and 12, through New Hope High School during the school day and the evening Twilight Program.

My personal vision of excellence for New Hope High School encompasses an academic system that supports student success through a personalized approach to student self-management and empowerment. We are a Solution-Focused School which means every staff member seeks to communicate with students in a way that helps them to identify how they succeed; set goals for themselves; scale their engagement level; and envision their future.

Our NHHS community practices its mission each day as faculty uses innovative curriculum, effective instruction, and community collaboration to ensure all students develop academic, social, and workplace skills for a productive role in a diverse and changing world.

The Twilight Program provides an opportunity for students, district-wide, to recovery credits toward their graduation plan through a teacher facilitated program in the evening and is open to seniors who are behind in credits. if interested, please contact your campus attendance dropout prevention specialist.

I expect us to continually seek to improve services to our students, parents, guardians, and community. In order for us to best meet the needs of your family, we need to hear from you. Your comments will allow us to maintain our exemplary areas and focus attention on the areas of concern. Please share with us what you perceive to be the positive, rewarding aspects of our school and what you perceive to be the aspects of our school that need attention by contacting me directly at:

My advice for students is very simple:
  • Show Up -- Something Good Will Happen Every Day You Come to School!
  • Do the Work -- Progress Comes from Effort!
  • Make a Personal Connection to Others -- Together Everyone Achieves More!

Let us know how we can serve you!

Barbara W. Spelman
Senior Director for Alternative Learning, NHHS Principal