Harbor Leadership Academy offers individualized schooling for students

Harbor Leadership Academy comprises several buildings on 13 acres overlooking the Hill Country.

Harbor Leadership Academy comprises several buildings on 13 acres overlooking the Hill Country.

Fourteen years ago, a home school co-op evolved into Harbor Leadership Academy. Now, the school provides individualized education to around 40 students.


“We deal with those [students who] ... traditional education does not work for them,” said Deborah Baker, administrator, counselor and founder of Harbor Leadership Academy.


Baker said some students come temporarily to “find themselves, learn how to learn and then” go somewhere else, some are homeschoolers who attend for a day a week, while others graduate from Harbor Leadership Academy.


Qualified students may attend Austin Community College courses while school staff tutor and train them on campus.


17317 RM 1431, Leander
512-219-5673
https://harboracademy.org




Matthew Woolley (right) teaches a photography and film class. The school also offers programs in coding, welding, art, music and more.







A high school student works with Kim Shupe (right), the school’s learning center senior high instructor.







Children play soccer on the school’s soccer field. Tifannie Snider—one of the school’s two principals along with Chrissy Leggett—said students are graded on participation, not skill, in physical education.


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