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Freshwater ALC offers alternative learning

Minnesota students have a number of enrollment option programs that empower them to choose where they attend school. Parents and students have a chance to identify the public school that best fits the student's educational needs and interests. Since no single school or educational approach is best suited to all learners, every family benefits from exploring the educational options available to them.

Freshwater Area Learning Center offers educational services under the High School Options legislation. High School Options identify students who benefit from an alternative to the regular school or those who have withdrawn from school. The ALCs provide opportunities for students to achieve academic success and attain a high school diploma.

Freshwater ALC is designed to meet the needs of individual students under the High School Options Criteria. The purpose of the ALC is to provide a full range of year round services that will lead to a high school diploma.

Classes will begin at all ALC sites on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

To find out more information about the high school or middle level ALC, call the following individuals:

• Wadena ALC, Cathy at (218) 631-2281

• STAR 12-15 year old program, Cathy at (218) 631-2281

• Pillager ALC, (218) 746-3557

• Staples ALC, Sharon at (218) 894-2439, ext. 126

• Long Prairie ALC, Nancy at (320) 732-6638

In addition, elementary schools offer after school Targeted Services programs to eligible students. These programs help students with academic success in fun and creative ways. Please contact your local school about their Targeted Services program for students grades Kindergarten through grade 8.

After School Elementary Targeted Services sites at Menahga, Sebeka, Wadena, Henning, Verndale, Staples, Motley, Pillager, Bertha Hewitt, Browerville, Clarissa, Long Prairie and Grey Eagle.

Your district may also offer an after-school, credit recovery program. Please contact your local school to see if they offer a credit recovery program.