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Our alternative high school students are determined to earn their diploma. We are a program for students in grades 9-12, up to age 21.

Our “ALC Academies” are credit-based programs that offer:

  • High school diploma classes that meet the standard state requirements
  • Courses in work experience, parenting, art, and personal finance
  • A variety of elective courses including art, personal finance, job skills, work experience and parenting
  • Classes for English Learner students

What makes us different?

ALC Academies work with students at their skill level to help them build confidence in their abilities.

  • Small class sizes and greater individual attention
  • Project-based learning
  • Strive to partner with nearby daycare providers to teen parents
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Program Locations:

  • North Education Center – 5530 Zealand Ave N, New Hope MN 55428
  • South Education Center – 7450 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
  • West Education Center – 11140 Bren Rd W, Minnetonka, MN 55343
  • Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie Campus – 13100 College View Dr, Eden Prairie MN 55347
Early Learning Center (for infants and toddlers)

The Early Learning Center at North Education Center Academy is Hennepin county approved and funded daycare for infant and toddler children of teenage parents who are determined to graduate from high school.

Our goal is for student parents to attend high school and to teach them about child development, parenting and family living skills.

We offer

  • Positive and nurturing child-centered classrooms
  • Parenting classes for teen parents
  • Strong relationships with children and their parents

We serve

  • Children between the ages of 8 weeks to pre-school
  • Open to both female and male student parents.

To enroll

Students are referred by school counselors, social workers, child protection personnel, or in some cases, the students. Incoming infants or toddlers need a physical examination stating that all immunizations are up to date and a health history form from their physician. Students must qualify for Hennepin County Child Care Assistance funds and be in compliance with Hennepin County Child Support for services to be provided in the ELC.

Program Location:

  • North Education Center – 5530 Zealand Ave N, New Hope MN 55428
  • South Education Center Academy partners with a local provider.