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ALC Students

Learning at the ALC

The Northfield ALC has a student operated business called Soy Scents Candles Company.  This is completely operated by students; everything from marketing, selling, making the candles, and setting financial goals.  The ALC donates profits to the Food Shelf and has donated over $34,000 to date!

Please click below to find more information.


  • About

    Every year the Area Learning Center offers students an opportunity to learn basic business and fundraising skills through making and selling Soy Scents Candles. ALC students started this endeavor to help support the local food shelf, a program run by the Community Action Center of Northfield.

    Soy Scents Candles Company

    Our mission is to produce high quality candles and support our local food shelf by donating the profits.

  • Benefits of Soy
    1. They emit little or no soot.
    2. They produce no carcinogens.
    3. They do not contain lead.
    4. The wax is biodegradable.
    5. They burn cleaner and longer.
    6. The soy is grown in the United States.
  • Purchase information

    Students will deliver orders to schools and area businesses and organizations. To order, please call 507.645.1244 or send e-mail to Please make checks payable to Soy Scents.

    We have a variety of scents to choose from, including cinnamon, vanilla, lilac, melon and more. Because the scents change every year, we would love to provide you with a list upon contact.

    Candles are packaged in translucent, decorative bags and make convenient gifts.

Night Class Credit Recovery Schedule

Independent Study

Independent Study is for students who need to recover credits and can complete coursework with minimal teacher direction.  Each session successfully completed is worth .5 credit.  Talk to either the ALC Director or a High School Counselor to get signed up.

Mondays & Thursdays (10 class periods per session)
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Session 1

Nov 27, 30, Dec 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, Jan 4, 8, 11

Session 2

Feb 8, 12, 15, 22, 26, March 1, 5, 6, 12, 15

Session 3

April 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 25, 30, May 3, 7, 10

High School Credit Recovery Summer School

High School Credit Recovery Summer School

High school summer school gives students, ages 16-21, the opportunity to make up missed credits from the regular school year in core academic areas, including English, science, social studies and math. Course offerings are dependent upon number of students enrolled. Successful completion of each class is worth a .5 semester credit, with up to 2.0 full credits possible. To receive credit for a class, students must attend class sessions and complete all assignments. Students and families are responsible for transportation to and from class.

Visit the high school counseling office or contact Daryl Kehler (507.645.1201) for more information.


2017 Summer Schedule

June 2017 Session

June 12-29 Monday-Thursday

8:00-9:50 class

10:00-11:50 class

July 2017 session

July 10-27 Monday-Thursday

8:00-9:50 class

10:00-11:50 class