Area Learning Center

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  • Conferences & Spring Break
    Spring conferences will be held for ALC students on Tuesday, March 6th-3:00-7:00 p.m.- School is in session
    There will be no school for students from March 9th-March 19th.  School will resume on Tuesday, March 20th.
    Community Conversations start Jan. 30
    Forest Lake Area Schools is facing many financial challenges. The district has been forced to cut millions of dollars each year, and more cuts are forthcoming. The district is asking for public input on ways to address these challenges, and for guidance as to, ultimately, what kind of school district this community wants to have. The district is sponsoring six Community Conversations as a way to discuss the situation, how it came to be, and possible ways of addressing it. The Community Conversations will be held throughout the school district. More information is available on the district's Special Events page. The schedule is as follows:

    • Linwood Senior Center - Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m.
    • Columbus City Hall - Monday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
    • Lino Lakes City Hall - Monday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m.
    • Split Rocks in Wyoming - Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
    • Scandia Community Center - Monday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
    • Forest Lake American Legion - Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
    Free Native Movie Night

    The Forest Lake Indian Education Program is sponsoring a Free Native Movie Night on Tuesday, Febraury 20th at 7:00 pm at the Forest Lake 5 Theater with the movie Deamkeeper.  All are welcome!  The movie is free and has a run time of approx. 3 hours!  Concessions will be available for purchase.  For more information, contact Nikki Lyons at:

    2018 All-Night Party Grad Party
    Attention FL Seniors! You are invited to attend the 2018 All-Night Grad Party!
    When: May 24th, after Graduation Commencement, until 5:00 AM 
    Where: Splitrocks 5063 273rd St., Wyoming
    Cost: Tickets will be sold in April/May during lunch (dates TBD) $75 cash/check or you can purchase online for $77+convenience/cc fee 
    The all night party will be filled with free entertainment, amazing prizes, food and drinks! There will be a lot of activities, so you will never be bored! It's your night to celebrate and have fun one last time with your lifelong friends! Go to "Graduation Information" on the HS homepage for more information. 
    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.
    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.

     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 Schools.



    All students will graduate from high school with the skills to pursue and be successful in a high skilled career of their choosing, and kindle their innate desire for lifelong learning. 
    We, as a community, will create relationships with our students; supporting them academically, socially, and emotionally in order to celebrate their graduation from high school.  All students will be prepared for future academic and career success. 
  • Link to Bond Updates
    Calendar of Events
    ALC events in BLUE.
    District-wide events in MAROON