Area Learning Centers (ALCs) help students achieve their educational and career goals in a non-traditional learning environment. The three locations offer comprehensive and rigorous high school curriculum delivered within a personalized, flexible and nurturing environment. Students receive assistance in meeting graduation requirements and have opportunities to gain vocational skills and work experience.







We serve students in grades 9 to 12+ attending full time, part-time and for specific credit recovery.


Students of color


Free & reduced lunch

The number of students indicated in this report reflect a duplicated headcount, meaning that if a student un-enrolls and re-enrolls during the same school year, they are counted twice. We represent the data this way because it more accurately represents the staff time, funding and resources required to run our programs.


916 Mahtomedi Academy


East View Academy
(Little Canada)

Metro Heights FY17

Metro Heights Academy

= Member districts     = Non-members


Metro Heights student to policymakers: My high school is my pathway to college

On Jan. 27, Crystal, a 12th-grade student at Metro Heights Academy in Fridley, spoke to hundreds of policymakers, business leaders and philanthropic supporters at the 2017 Children and Youth Issues Briefing in St. Paul.

Her pathway was not always clear, but her teachers at Metro Heights were crucial to helping her find her way. "My teachers were committed to helping me learn and gave me all the resources I needed to be successful,” she said.

When she graduated from Metro Heights in June, her plan is to enroll full-time at Minneapolis Community and Technical College as part of the Star Scholars program, an invite-only fellowship that pays for the tuition and fees of undocumented students who show great potential. She wants to continue on to complete a four-year degree, being the first in her family to do so.

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