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2017 Graduation Date

The Area Learning Center’s commencement date has been set for Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Northfield High School auditorium.

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High School Summer School 2017

For students in need of additional high school credits, there will be two sessions of summer school offered at the Northfield ALC during June and July of 2017.  Dates and times will be posted soon.  If you have any questions you may contact the high school counseling office or call the Area Learning Center at 507.645.1201 for more information. Learn more »

Help the Backpack Drive

Students at Northfield Public Schools Area Learning Center (ALC) are looking for donations of backpacks for a program that helps families fill an immediate need. More »

Open House & Registration for 2016-17

The Area Learning Center will hold an open house and registration session for the 2016-17 school year in August 2016. Check back for more details. Visit the ALC enrollment page for information about eligibility and registration forms.

ALC Honored by State Association

The Northfield Area Learning Center has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 MAAP Program of the Year award, by the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP).

Community members are invited to help celebrate this honor, at an open house & reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Longfellow School. Come to the second floor, explore and learn what the ALC is all about. More »

Graduation 2014

In a May 30 ceremony, Area Learning Center Director Daryl Kehler handed out twenty-six diplomas to members of the class of 2014.

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ALC Class of 2013

Twenty-two Area Learning Center (ALC) students graduated from Northfield Public Schools on May 29 in a special ceremony held at Longfellow School. More »

Students Visit 1968 Exhibit

On a Feb. 2 field trip, 37 Area Learning Center students visited the Minnesota History Center to see the exhibit “1968: The Year That Rocked the World — A year of extremes. Of war and love. Of brave beginnings and tragic endings. Of political and social upheaval. Of hatred and hope.” More »

ALC Graduation Information

The Area Learning Center’s 2012 graduation ceremony will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in the Longfellow gymnasium.

Seniors who choose to also walk in the Northfield High School commencement on June 3 must attend rehearsal at 9:40 a.m. on May 23. They must also contact Sheila Bird in the ALC front office or at 507.645.1201 for other requirements.

ALC Spring Conferences & Semester Report Cards

Spring conferences at the Area Learning Center will be held from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. on March 5 & 6. Parents will be contacted by phone to set up a time that works best for them.

Watch your mailbox for report cards, sent Feb. 3, reflecting grades and attendance for the first semester. Semester II report cards will be mailed after the end of the school year, on June 1.

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