School calendar change coming 2017
A calendar shift has been approved by the school board for the 2017-2018 school year. In 2017, the first day of school will be August 21st and the last day of school in the spring of 2018 will be May 23rd, two weeks earlier than usual. This one-year calendar adjustment will allow extra time in the summer to complete construction projects at many of the district's buildings without disrupting student learning.
The school year calendar returns to normal in 2018-2019, with the first day of school scheduled after labor day and the last day scheduled for early June.
The approved district calendar for 2017-2018 can be found here
and 2018-2019 calendar can be found here
on the district website.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to upgrade learning spaces around the district.
Strengthening a Positive Climate for Learning
New District-Wide Bullying Prevention Form Available
In a continuing effort to prevent bullying and quickly deal with any bullying that occurs, Forest Lake Area Schools has launched a new district-wide procedure for identifying and reporting bullying behavior. If you believe that your child, or a student you know is being bullied, please fill out this Bullying Reporting Form.
The form can be filled out online, but must be printed and signed before it is turned in at any school office in the district. Paper copies of the form are also available at each school building and the Community Education office. For more information about bullying prevention in Forest Lake Area Schools, visit the bullying resource page here
BLENDING LIVES AND LEARNING FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS!
The Area Learning Center of Forest Lake Area Schools is located in
the heart of Forest Lake, Minnesota. We offer a range of alternative
academic programming based on the Minnesota standards. Curriculum is
designed to expose students to the knowledge, skills and experience they
will need to have success in the classroom, as well to be future contributors
to a global economy.
The vision statement for the ALC reflects
the feelings and spirit of our school. The staff at the ALC believes
that all students can and will learn. We may face many challenges, we may
face barriers, however through our individualized, unique delivery
method of instruction and smaller class sizes, we meet the academic,
social, and emotional needs of our students. Our staff is passionate,
professional, and cares deeply about the success of our students. We
understand that this critical growth period for our students requires
constant care and a certain flexibility during the journey. It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Area Learning Center of Forest Lake Area