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Welcome to the Area Learning Center

Physical Address:
290 E Cokato St.
Cokato, MN 55321
(in Caldwell Banking Building)

Mailing Address:
4852 Reardon Ave SW
Suite 1600
Cokato, MN 55321

(320) 286 - 4100 ext. 1200
Fax: (320) 286 - 4132

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Area Learning Center offers opportunities and options

The Dassel-Cokato Area Learning Center will begin its 14th year of operation when classes resume on Sept. 6. The Center, which is located on Hwy. 12 in Cokato, offers an Independent Study Program in the evening and an Alternative High School Program during the regular school day. The ALC is open to students from Dassel-Cokato and neighboring districts.

The ALC Independent Study Program is designed for students, ages 16-adult, who have dropped out of high school and now want to complete the necessary credits and receive a high school diploma. It is also a program for currently enrolled high school students who are significantly behind in their progress toward graduation and need to make up credits.

The Alternative High School Program is for students in 10th-12th grades who, for a variety of possible reasons, are not being successful in the traditional high school setting. The day program includes all of the basic academic required courses. There are many options available to students who qualify including full-time ALC classes, ALC classes and work program, and part-time ALC/DC High School with
classes at both sites.

Enrollment is limited and preference will be given to students who are committed to making necessary academic and social changes, becoming more successful in school, and graduating with their peers.

If you would like more information regarding these two ALC programs, eligibility criteria and registration procedure, contact Jon Nelson, ALC director, at (320) 286-4100, ext. 1200.