FED Area Learning Center is an option for students

“I like the small class size.” 

“I feel like my teachers really care about me.” 

“I have to work to make money for my family and the hours at the ALC are flexible.” 

These are all reasons students gave for attending Freshwater Area Learning Center.

Freshwater Education District (FED) offers educational opportunities for a large range of students. FED Area Learning Centers(ALC) have campuses in five area towns: Long Prairie, Menahga, Staples, Pillager and Wadena. FED collaborates with your local school districts to support students who qualify to earn their high school diplomas at an ALC. 

FED ALC high school programs are available on a part time or full time basis. A variety of instructional models address many different learning styles and also fit into the life of students who are not living a typical teenager’s life.

Students can earn a high school diploma through FED ALC until they are 21 years old. This program is especially beneficial to the student who did not graduate with their class the previous spring. After age 21, adult students can still attend the ALC to earn their high school diploma under FED ALC Adult Student program.

Freshwater Education District also provides a middle level program for students aged 12-15. Students who need additional academic support, relationship building with adults and their peers, and assistance with increasing their motivation may benefit from the small class sizes and curriculum found at the FED Middle Level program located at the Wadena ALC campus. Families can speak with their local district or contact FED ALC directly for information on the middle level program.

In addition, FED works in conjunction with the local districts to offer after school and summer school programs for elementary and middle level age students at their own location. These programs offer opportunities for students to enhance academic, school and social skills in a fun and creative learning environment. 

These Targeted Service programs are staffed by the teachers in your school district. Contact your local school.

For more information about the Freshwater Education District alternative programs contact the following sites:

o Long Prairie ALC, 320-732-6638 ext 1054

o Menahga ALC, 218-564-6115 ext 1053

o Pillager ALC, 218-746-3557

o Staples ALC, 218-894-2439 ext 1055

o Wadena ALC and Middle Level Program, 218-631-2281 ext 1058

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