About Us

The ALC is a year-round alternative high school serving 14-21 year old students.  The ALC opened its doors in the fall of 1987 and is currently in its 28th year of operation.  The small size of the school (approximately 120 students and 20 staff) allows staff to develop strong working relationships with students and provide a positive educational experience.  The ALC school day is from 8:30 – 1:45 for students who are 16 or older and 7:45 – 1:45 for students who are 14 or 15.  Transportation can be arranged for students who reside within District 196 school boundaries.

Contact Us

Feel free to call the ALC office during office hours (7:30am-4:30pm) or leave a message after hours - (952) 431-8720. You may also email the School Coordinator for more information. Fax: (952)431-8722


Our Location

District 196 Area Learning Center is located on 149th Street West, not far from the intersection of County Road 42 and Johnny Cake Ridge Road in Apple Valley, Minnesota