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Area Learning Center

Area Learning Center

The Princeton Area Learning Center strives to support students in high school seeking a more individualized program.  Our goal is to assist you in developing the skills needed to earn your high school diploma and offer support as you become college and career ready.  

Where is the Princeton Area Learning Center located?

We are happy to announce the ALC has moved into its permanent home in the new Student Services building. The building is located at 1506 1st Street in Princeton.

Who can attend an alternative school?

Students from any Minnesota school district can attend the Princeton Area Learning Center once a referral is completed and submitted by your high school guidance counselor. Click here to fill out enrollment paperwork.

According to the State of Minnesota Department of Education, eligible students meet any of the following criteria:

(1) performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a locally determined achievement test;

(2) is behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation;

(3) is pregnant or is a parent;

(4) has been assessed as chemically dependent;

(5) has been excluded or expelled according to sections 121A.40 to 121A.56;

(6) has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program or a program pursuant to section 124D.69;

(7) is a victim of physical or sexual abuse;

(8) has experienced mental health problems;

(9) has experienced homelessness sometime within six months before requesting a transfer to an eligible program;

(10) speaks English as a second language or has limited English proficiency;

(11) has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant; or

(12) is being treated in a hospital in the seven-county metropolitan area for cancer or other life threatening illness or is the sibling of an eligible pupil who is being currently treated.

How do I apply to attend the Princeton Area Learning Center?

In order to apply and build a continual learning plan, you must first seek a referral from your high school guidance counselor.   

Please email us at or call the ALC at 763-389-6719.
Fax: 763-220-5159