Area Learning Center offers opportunities and options

  • The Dassel-Cokato Area Learning Center, which is located on Hwy. 12 in Cokato, offers an Independent Study Program in the evening and an Alternative High School Program during the regular school day. The ALC is open to students from Dassel-Cokato and neighboring districts.

    The ALC Independent Study Program is designed for students, ages 16-adult, who have dropped out of high school and now want to complete the necessary credits and receive a high school diploma. It is also a program for currently enrolled high school students who are significantly behind in their progress toward graduation and need to make up credits.

    The Alternative High School Program is for students in 10th-12th grades who, for a variety of possible reasons, have not found the traditional high school setting successful. The day program includes all of the basic academic required courses. There are many options available to students who qualify including full-time ALC classes, ALC classes and work program, and part-time ALC/DC High School with classes at both sites.

    Enrollment is limited and preference will be given to students who are committed to making necessary academic and social changes, becoming more successful in school, and graduating with their peers.

    If you would like more information regarding these two ALC programs, eligibility criteria and registration procedure, contact Jon Nelson, ALC Director, at (320) 286-4100, ext. 1200.