Dear Horizons High School Families –

It continues to be an honor and privilege to serve as the Principal of Shawnee Mission Horizons High School – the Alternative High School for the Shawnee Mission Public School System. At Horizons, our goal is to provide an educational experience where each student receives the support they need to not only earn their high school diploma, but to be equipped with the career and college readiness skills to be successful after high school.

We have extensively skilled and caring faculty and staff at Horizons, and we believe that all students can achieve academic, behavioral, and social success. We look forward to another great school year with you and your student!

Do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail at, by phone at 913-993-9505, or simply stop by and we will talk in person – you are always welcome at Horizons.


Paul Colwell
Horizons High School