NBISD’s administration team has been working diligently to address questions and concerns regarding the opening processes for Long Creek High School. Our team has compiled a list of the most asked questions and the responses to these questions. If you find you have a question that has not been addressed, please send your question to info@nbisd.org.


Long Creek High School will offer the core curriculum that is offered at New Braunfels High School, including opportunities to participate in Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and UT On-Ramps courses. The 2024-2025 course catalog for both high schools will be available in mid-October. Course offerings at both high schools are always subject to the number of students who have registered for a course and the availability of staff who have the educational credentials to teach Dual Credit Courses. NBISD is committed to hiring highly qualified faculty at both high schools.

All five graduation endorsements that are offered at NBHS will be offered at LCHS. 

Students who qualify for special programs such as Gifted and Talented, English as a Second Language, Special Education, 504, and Dyslexia will be served at LCHS.

Yes. UIL academic competitions will be available and will be based on student interests. Examples include:

Students at LCHS will have the opportunity to participate in full CTE programming. All course offerings, including CTE, will be available in the Course Catalog that will be available on the NBISD website later this fall. This will include CTE courses in:       

  • Agriculture
  • Arts & Audio Video/ Digital Communication  
  • Business/Finance/Marketing
  • Health Sciences
  • Education & Human Services
  • Information Technology/Computer Science
  • Law Enforcement
  • Robotics/STEM

Based on facility and equipment needs, the following programs will be offered only at one of the two high schools. 

  • Culinary Arts (Long Creek High School)
  • Industrial Trades (Long Creek High School)
  • Automotive Technology (New Braunfels High School)
  • JROTC (New Braunfels High School)

Students will be shuttled by the NBISD transportation department to the program if they are not zoned to the high school at which the program is offered. More information about shuttling will be published soon.

The JROTC program will be referred to as the NBHS JROTC because, per guidelines from the Marine Corp, the program cannot be associated with two separate campuses. However, students will support activities at both campuses. NBISD is currently exploring options to open a JROTC program at Long Creek High School. This is a lengthy process and is dependent on a military branch having an opening for a new unit.

Fine Arts
  • Performing Arts Center
  • New visual arts classrooms with Kilns
  • Dance studio
  • Band hall
  • Choir hall

Yes. Students in Band and Choir will be able to compete in ensemble and individual competitions beginning the first year that LCHS is open.

New instruments and equipment are currently being purchased for LCHS. There are some district assets that possibly could be shared while student participation continues to grow.


Long Creek High School will open in the 2024-2025 school year with 9th and 10th graders. In the following two years, 11th grade and finally 12th grade will be added. This has implications for our athletic programs. Here is a simple overview:

  1. In 2024-2025 individual sports will have opportunities to compete at the varsity level in a UIL competition district. All team sports will play at the sub-varsity level in a non-district schedule.
  2. Starting in 2025-2026 all sports (individual and team) will play sub-varsity and varsity levels. All sports, except football, will play a UIL district schedule.
  3. In 2026-2027 all team sports, including football, will play a sub-varsity and varsity district schedule.

See the chart below for a simple breakdown by sport: 

Sport First Year that Varsity Level Competition is Available First Year in a UIL Competition District
Individual Sports
Cross Country 24-25 School Year 24-25 School Year
Golf 24-25 School Year 24-25 School Year
Swimming 24-25 School Year 24-25 School Year
Tennis 24-25 School Year 24-25 School Year
Track and Field 24-25 School Year 24-25 School Year
Wrestling 24-25 School Year 24-25 School Year
Team Sports (other than Football)
Volleyball 25-26 School Year 25-26 School Year
Girls and Boys Basketball 25-26 School Year 25-26 School Year
Girls and Boys Soccer 25-26 School Year 25-26 School Year
Softball 25-26 School Year 25-26 School Year
Baseball 25-26 School Year 25-26 School Year
Football 25-26 School Year 26-27 School Year

A more detailed explanation of how UIL rules and the UIL district reclassification cycle impacts LCHS sports, click here.

We anticipate that LCHS will open as a 4A campus. In the 2026-2027 school year, we anticipate LCHS will be classified as a 5A campus.

Yes. These fields will be completed and ready for the 2024-2025 school year.

The construction of a stadium, similar to Unicorn stadium, is being considered by a bond planning committee this fall. A recommendation of a variety of Bond projects will be made to the Board of Trustees in November, 2023. If the project is included in a bond package, it will be up to NBISD voters to approve the construction of a stadium.

Long Creek High School and New Braunfels High School will share the stadium located on Loop 337. The stadium will be renamed and rebranded as an NBISD facility.

The LCHS Cheer team will be established in the Spring of 2024 with tryouts and they will be cheering on the sidelines in August of 2024. More details and information to come!

Student Experience and Opportunities

Starting the first year at LCHS, students will have the opportunity to perform at football games as well as establish new traditions at the school. This includes marching band, dance team, cheer, student section, etc.

Student clubs and organizations will be based on student interests. LCHS faculty and staff are committed to offering students as many opportunities as possible to ensure students are involved with the school.

Scholarships are based on student applications which give the student an opportunity to showcase their academic work, work ethic, and community service.  It is not based on how big their school is.  Organizations offering scholarships have their own systems for determining recipients but many do review scholarships without student identification so that it is based on student merit.

LCHS will need parents to serve on Booster clubs, the PTA, and campus advisory committees. The planning and organizing of these service opportunities is beginning now. If you are interested in helping, please take a minute to fill out the form linked below so we can know who you are, and how you would like to be involved.

LCHS Booster Clubs and PTA Participation Form

Student Transfer Exceptions

LCHS will open its doors with 9th and 10th grade students for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, while all 11th and 12th graders will continue their education at NBHS. You may apply for the Sibling Transfer Exception if you meet the criteria outlined on the LCHS website. The deadline for Sibling Transfer Exceptions is December 15, 2023. Families will be notified of the decision in January of 2024.

Yes. House Bills 1959 and 2892 require public school systems to allow children of military or law enforcement families to be granted a transfer to another district campus.

When looking long term, providing exceptions outside of sibling transfer requests is not a sustainable model. The ultimate goal is to build a special and unique campus with its own traditions and its own legacy while exemplifying the pride of New Braunfels.