Welcome to Area Learning Center!

The Northfield Public Schools Area Learning Center provides a positive, safe and structured learning environment with block scheduling. We offer independent study for students who are unable to attend during normal school hours and can complete coursework with minimal teacher direction. Our Teen Parenting Program provides support, information and skill-building opportunities to expectant teens and teenage parents. With dual enrollment, students can be enrolled in the ALC and another school at the same time.

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Open House & Registration for 2015-16

The Area Learning Center will hold an open house and registration session for 2015-16 from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Visit the ALC enrollment page for information about eligibility and registration forms.

2015 Graduation Date Set

The Area Learning Center will hold its 2015 commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 29, in the Longfellow gym.

ALC students who graduate during the 2014-15 school year are invited to participate in the celebration. Class pictures will be taken at 12:30 p.m., and a reception with light refreshments will follow the ceremony. Please contact the office, at 507.645.1201, for more information.

High School Summer School

For students in need of additional high school credits, the second summer session offered by the district will begin July 7. Learn more »

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Academic Challenge: Varsity
December 7, 2015, 9:00 am
HS Choir Concert
December 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
HS Choir Concert
December 13, 2015, 2:00 pm
Math League: Varsity
December 14, 2015, 3:30 pm
Academic Challenge: Varsity
January 12, 2016, 9:00 am

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Area Learning Center • 201 Orchard Street • Northfield, MN 55057 • p 507.645.1201 • f 507.645.1250 • alcinfo@northfieldschools.org