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Column: District 518 offers credit recovery options

By NATE HANSON, District 518

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Area Learning Center (ALC) is an alternative model that provides a variety of educational programs leading to a high school diploma. Each school year students from district 518 and other area districts are enrolled in one of three diploma-granting programs.

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If you are interested in classes for Term 3 day or night classes, the first day of classes is Jan. 6 If you are interested in enrolling or learning more about what the Worthington Area Learning Center has to offer for credit recovery options, please contact the ALC at 372-1322.

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.

Day Classes will be offered from 8 a.m. until 2:47 p.m. The School Day Program provides a positive, safe and structured learning environment with block scheduling.

Night Classes will be offered from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Students may be enrolled in the ALC and another 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 is during 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. For more information regarding District 518 Credit Recovery Programming, please contact Nate Hanson, Alternative Learning Principal, at 372-1605 or,