Instructor: Pete Eaton (320) 679-6220


Pete Eaton



Mora Public Schools offers an alternative program for 7th and 8th grade students. The program is designed for students struggling with academics, attendance, and/or social skills.  An ALC includes academics paired with hands-on projects and the development of a close working relationship between parent, student and teacher.



7th & 8th grade students

Academic Failure

Low MCA Scores

Social Skill Challenged

Poor Attendance



School Counselor

Teacher Recommendation

Administrative Recommendation

Parent Inquiry


Referral Process:

Recommendation to SAT

Data Collection-SSW

Student/Parent Interview-MLALC


Program Expectations:

90% Attendance

Positive behavior

Grades of C or better in all classes



· If student fails to meet expectations a parent/student/teacher meeting will be called and student will be put on a contract.

· Student may be on only two contracts at the same time. (Contracts expire after 6 weeks)

· If student requires a third contract they will be exited from the program.    



Standards based instruction is met through:

· Study Island (Online Curriculum)- Student works independently

· Various Hands on projects- Monarch Butterfly Project, Aquaponics, Bench Building, Maple Syruping, School Garden, Individual student interest projects

· Differentiated Instruction to meet individual needs/strengths


Social Skill Development


· Team Building and Cooperative learning integrated throughout the    day

· Service Learning Projects- Community Connections

· Increased school/social engagement through group processing


Instructor - Pete Eaton


I have been teaching for 18 years, 11 of which have been working in Middle Level Alternative settings.  I enjoy the opportunity to develop relationships with kids in a smaller classroom setting to help them realize their true potential.  

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