It is the mission of the Alternative Education Department to provide a robust and rigorous blended learning academic environment for students, through the lens of cultural proficiency and responsiveness, by attending to the needs of the Whole Child and providing a restorative climate invested in healing harms and preparing students for continued chance at academic and behavioral success.


The Austin ISD Academic Vision is driving innovation with a student-centric approach to prepare the 21st century learner for success in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Our academic vision for Alternative Education will follow both the AISD Academic Vision, as well as the National Association of Alternative Education model of excellence. We will incorporate: 3-Pronged Approach to the AISD Academic Vision • The changing of curriculum, instructional practice, and assessments to foster the development of students’ “power skills” • The work of the District supporting the intersection of “whole child”, literacy, and transformational technology into curriculum, instructional practice, and assessments • The reinvention of academic programming and the enhancement of existing programs to align with the District’s belief in equitable access and inclusion for all AISD students



See a child differently….see a different child.