Alternative Learning Center

Principal Message



 As the Principal of Alternative Learning Center(ALC) in the AISD, I am excited and honored to be serving the AISD community in such a transformative role. It is our belief that the purpose of the Alternative Education setting is to provide a most needed opportunity for students to restore themselves socially, emotionally and academically. In Alternative Education, we have the responsibility and opportunity of ensuring that all students are provided an equal opportunity to get a fresh start and make a commitment to get on track and work on personal goals. Together with the dedicated professionals serving our students in Alternative Education, we will work to restore students, families and the greater Austin community to ensure that we are working together to address the needs of our students and future leaders.

We offer a wealth of academic options for students to ensure their continued access and success in school.  In the student orientation class, students will learn about the academic offerings, which include the continued use of BLEND connected to home campus. This connection and communication ensures a smooth transition back to campus.  

Together, the ALC will help each individual student re-write their personal narrative in a framework which identifies success and advancement in college, career and life. For all members of our community, all truly means all.


Chris Jones, Principal of Special Campuses
Austin Independent School District