Non-Traditional Education Environment for Northfield Students

The Area Learning Center (ALC) provides a safe and inviting non-traditional education environment for qualifying students under the age of 21. Located on the 2nd floor of the Longfellow building, the ALC offers a day program, independent study, teen parenting classes and dual enrollment options. Students are required to use the main entrance as the building is a secured location.

Goals of the ALC program start with creating a welcoming school environment for students. The environment is safe with clear expectations, a respectful and positive atmosphere, and support to assist students in reaching academic goals. Program staff model the qualities and characteristics that we hope to instill in our students. The ALC strives to continuously improve its educational model through annual Site Improvement Plans.