Area Learning Center - Alternative School Information

Program Overview

The East Central Area Learning Center (ALC) is a state-approved alternative learning program that helps students who have experienced challenges succeeding in the formal school system. We offer a learning environment that adapts to our student needs through small-group work  and individualized learning plans that are specifically written for each students’ needs.

Program Philosophy

The ALC focuses on restoring hope. Our program works on credit recovery as well as gaining life skills so that graduation means every individual is college and career ready. Credit recovery is delivered through project-based learning opportunities and an online curriculum as well as taking in-person courses through the traditional East Central High School. Students work with licensed staff as they learn at their own pace in a supportive environment. Our approach  at the ALC is grounded in the understanding that every individual who enters our program comes with their own unique needs and dreams, and our staff works with every student to develop a plan centered around those so that each student has every opportunity to experience hope and success.

Prospective Students & Enrollment Process

Students interested in attending the ALC should first talk with their school’s guidance counselor and meet with East Central’s principal to determine eligibility. Afterwards, a meeting with the ALC staff will be scheduled. This meeting will cover academic goals as well as personal interests and career aspirations. That information creates the Continual Learning Plan (CLP) which will guide the student's learning and be reviewed throughout the student’s time at the ALC and modified as learning takes place.

ALC Staff

Nicole Webinger - [email protected]
Kevin Burgess - [email protected]

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