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Column: ALC offers several learning options

WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Area Learning Center (ALC) is an alternative model that provides a variety of educational programs for area students leading to a high school diploma.

Who qualifies for Credit Recovery at the Worthington Area Learning Center?

* Learners who have fallen behind in making progress toward high school graduation

* Learners who benefit from a small school setting that can fit their individual needs

* Learners who have dropped out of school and want to return to complete their high school education

Credit Recovery offerings:

* Day classes are from 8 a.m. to 2:47 p.m. The school day program provides a positive, safe and structured learning environment with block scheduling.

* Night Classes are from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Students may be enrolled in the ALC and another area school at the same time. Dual learners attend ALC classes after 3:30 p.m. Note: Both day and night classes follow our district calendar

* Summer school takes place in the month of June. A student can earn up to 1.5 credits. High school summer school gives students the opportunity to make up missed credits from the regular school year in core academic areas. Course offerings are dependent upon the number of students enrolled. To receive credit for a class, students must attend all class sessions and complete all homework assignments. Students and families are responsible for transportation to and from classes.

The Worthington ALC is dedicated to meeting your needs in a caring, supportive learning environment.

If you have any additional questions regarding Credit Recovery programming please contact me at 372-1605 or 329-6247; email

Nate Hanson is the District 518 ALC assistant principal and targeted services coordinator.