Mora Alternative Learning Center

Mora Alternative Learning Center

400 Maple Ave East
Mora, MN 55051
Program Description:

The Area Learning Center provides services to students who were experiencing obstacles to their academic success in the regular school setting by offering an alternative curriculum that is academically challenging and meaningful, in an environment that addresses the students' individual academic and social/emotional needs.


How is the Mora ALC an alternative to traditional education?

The alternative format of the Mora Alternative Learning Center is designed to individualize education to meet the education needs and unique personal circumstances of different groups of learners.   Instructors tailor education to individual needs and learning styles including inquiry and hands-on curriculum which means less textbook work and more assignments that include physical manipulation, visuals, activities, and partner work.

Alternative education also offers flexible scheduling and extended hours in the form of independent study to adult learners, young parents, or working students.


Who can enroll in the Mora ALC?

The Mora ALC will serve 10-12 th grade students from the Mora and surrounding school districts.   ALC students must meet one of the conditions listed below that qualify a student as a learner at risk of not graduating:

perform below expected performance level,

or are at least one year behind in grade level

or course work toward graduation,

or are pregnant or a parent,

or are assessed as chemically dependent,

or have been victims of physical or sexual abuse,

or have experienced mental health problems,

or have experienced homelessness any time within the past six months,

or have limited English proficiency

or speak English as a second language,

or have been excluded or expelled from high school,

or have been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible nontraditional program,

or have a two year gap since failing a course

or is a senior who is short credit(s) for graduation


Students have a choice of working toward a diploma from their home district or from Mora High School. A guidance counselor referral form is required for out-of-district students detailing graduation requirements.   A Continuous Learning Plan is developed and filed for each ALC student.   The Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) will be updated yearly and provide student and ALC staff a education plan for the coming year.   The CLP will also address graduation plans for senior and credit recovery for students behind in credits needed for graduation.



How can a student enroll in the Mora ALC?

Students interested in enrolling in the Mora ALC should contact Karen at 320-679-6250 for an application and to set up an interview with staff. 

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