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Area Learning Center (ALC)
Area Learning Center (ALC)

Welcome to the Area Learning Center.  We hope you will use this site to explore additional education programs offered at Minneapolis Public Schools.  The Area Learning Center offers a variety of learning opportunities through our Extended Day Programs, Winter Break Session, Spring Break Session, Summer Session and Homeschooling. 

Our primary goal is to help our students increase academic growth, recover credits, and explore career options that will lead to graduation and a brighter future beyond. We believe in your child.

High School Summer Session 2016

High School Summer School 2016

Spring Break Session 2016

Spring Break Session (formally known as Spring Break Academy), is returning for a third year. This free K-8 program aims to accelerate academic progress for qualifying students and provide an engaging, educational experience during the school holiday. The session will emphasize core subjects, while also providing enrichment opportunities that make learning exciting. 

Check out the flier on the sidebar of this page for some more information. Some highlights include:

  • Small class sizes
  • Individualized learning
  • Enrichment activities
  • Field Trips
  • Free transportation, breakfast and lunch

2016 Locations: 

Andersen, Anishinabe, Anwatin, Bethune, Bryn Mawr, Cityview, Folwell, Franklin, Green Central, Hall, Hmong International Academy, Jefferson, Jenny Lind, Keewaydin-Seward/Sanford, Lucy Laney, Nellie Stone Johnson, Olson, Sheridan and Sullivan. Eligible students who attend other schools will be transported to the nearest location.

To sign up, students must meet the criteria for Targeted Services. Contact your school office to register.

MPS Homeschooling

In accordance with state law, Minneapolis Public Schools is required to ensure that all school-age children between the ages of 6 and 17 who live within the district's boundaries are being educated. Learn more about MPS homeschooling here.