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Today Minnesota students are living in an exciting era. They have a number of educational options programs that are available to them which empower them to choose where they attend school. Since no one school can meet the need of every student, families can benefit from exploring educational options that are available to their children.

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Freshwater Education District (FED) offers educational opportunities for a large range of students. FED Area Learning Centers (ALC) have campuses located in five area towns: Long Prairie, Menahga, Staples, Pillager and Wadena. FED collaborates with local school districts to support students that qualify to earn their high school diplomas at an ALC. FED ALC high school programs are available on a part time or full time basis. A variety of instructional models address many different learning styles and also fit into the life of students that are not living a typical teenager's life. FED ALC provide opportunities for students to achieve academic success and to earn a high school diploma.

Students can earn a high school diploma through FED ALC until they are 21 years of age. This program is especially beneficial to the student that did not graduate with their class the previous Spring. After age 21, adult students can still attend the ALC to earn their high school diploma under FED ALC Adult Student program.

Freshwater Education District also provides a middle level program for students aged 12-15. Students that need additional academic support, relationship building with adults and their peers, and assistance with increasing their motivation may benefit from the small class sizes and curriculum found at the FED Middle Level program located at the Wadena ALC campus. Families can speak with their local district or contact FED ALC directly for information on the middle level program.

In addition, FED works in conjunction with the local districts to offer after school and summer school programs for elementary and middle level age students at their own location. These programs offer opportunities for students to enhance academic, school and social skills in a fun and creative learning environment. These Targeted Service programs are staffed by the teachers in your school district. Please contact your local school about the Targeted Services programs available for eligible students.

For more information about the Freshwater Education District alternative programs, contact Wadena ALC and Middle Level Program at (218)631-2281 ext.1058.

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