About Us

Alps View High School, part of the Trinity Alps Unified School District, is located in the small mountain town of Weaverville, California, in the heart of the Trinity Alps. We are a one-room alternative high school with a student population of 24 students on average. The campus sits just down the hill from Trinity High School and is part of Trinity High School's 23-acre campus.

Here at Alps View, we offer an alternative means to a student's academic, social, and emotional achievement. Under a credit recovery model, and by offering a small class size coupled with a flexible curriculum, and a stress-free environment we can address a student's complex needs and provide a plan to overcome any circumstances which may have interrupted a student's academic achievement.

Meet the Teacher

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This is Mr. Sprague's fourth year teaching grades 9-12 at Alps View High School. When asked why he wanted to work in Alternative Education he said; "I have always been drawn to working with students who are so-called "At-Risk-Youth", largely because I was one. When the position became available it really drew me in, more like a calling than a job. So, I volunteered for it and now, I can honestly say, I love coming to work every day!"

Prior to teaching at Alps View, Mr. Sprague has served in the following capacities throughout his 18-year career in public education:

  • 7th-grade Langauge Arts and History

  • Middle School STEM and Robotics

  • 6th grade

  • 2nd grade

  • Kindergarten

  • President of the District Teacher's Association

  • District Safety Coordinator

  • Principal at Weaverville Elementary and Trinity Preparatory Academy

After serving seven years as Principal he decided to go back to the classroom to be able to spend more time with his kids, Mason age 12, Emily age 14, and Tyler age 19, as well as his wife Mrs. Sprague who teaches English at Trinity High School. 

Mr. Sprague received his Administrative credential from National University. His teaching credential, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts, were both earned from Simpson University.

Although born in Massachusetts, Mr. Sprague mostly grew up in New Jersey. A town called Hazlet to be exact. He still has family back east, and he gets to visit them often which, according to Mr. Sprague, is his only opportunity to get a real slice of pizza and a legit bagel. 

Mr. Sprague loves bacon, tacos, unicorns (preferably stuffed for safety reasons), Gwen Stefani, and pretty much anything deemed awesome.

When not at work Mr. Sprague loves spending time with his family and building Legos. He is a self-admitted Lego freak and is not ashamed to admit it!

When asked what his goal is for the 2023-2024 school year he responded, “To strive to be the teacher I wish I had when I was younger."