The Minnesota Department of Education alternative education mission is to provide viable educational options for students who are experiencing difficulty in the traditional system. Alternative education is designed for students who are at-risk of educational failure. Instruction is designed to meet individual student learning styles and academic needs. Teachers build connections with students and focus on vocational and career skills. Some programs also offer independent study options. Community, county and state partnerships provide additional support and resources. https://education.mn.gov/mde/dse/altlrn/
The ALC at the Northland Learning Center prides itself on putting student needs first. Mental well-being and academics go hand-in-hand, you can’t have one without the other.