Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is one of just 14 school districts throughout the nation to receive a Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award from the U.S. Dept. of Education.

  • Did You Know?

    PLSAS uses technology in all of its K-12 classrooms to set standards for all learners using 21st century skills.


    The Prior Lake Rotary Club partners with Bridges for its STRIVE program, which provides a mentor to every student at risk of not graduating.


    Bridges offers students a flexible program to meet their needs, all in a comfortable setting.

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Bridges Area Learning Center Quick Facts

Founded: 2009
Grades Served: 9-12
School Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
ALC Coordinator: Dave Brown

Bridges Area Learning Center

School Hours & Daily Schedule

8:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

In-school sessions follow Prior Lake High School's class days. Any days off or early release days that PLHS has, Bridges ALC also has. Certain days of the month will be designated as "Work Fridays" and may be used as make-up days. These days will not have structured classes and students will not be expected to attend.

Daily Schedule

Period 1   8:20-9:20 a.m.
Period 2   9:20-10:10 a.m.
Period 3   10:10-11:00 a.m.
Period 4   11:00-11:50 a.m.
LUNCH    11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Period 5   12:20-1:10 p.m.
Period 6   1:10-2 p.m.
Period 7   2-2:50 p.m. 

What Makes Us Unique

Students experience small class sizes and flexible school schedules in a non-traditional setting. Those who complete the Bridges program have the ability to graduate with a diploma from Prior Lake-Savage Area School.

Bridges also offers make-up days for students struggling with attendance and intervention programming, including an on-site social worker and counselor.

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Bridges Area Learning Center

Bridges Area Learning Center is a personalized alternative high school program designed to meet the needs of students who - for a variety of reasons - are not successful in the traditional school setting. It was created in 2009 to meet the needs of a changing student population. 

High school years may find students confronted with a range of challenges,  which put them at risk to not graduate. Rather than dropping out of school, students have an option to attend Bridges.

Our goal is to reach all learners - especially those who struggle in traditional schools. Bridges offers personalized instruction with staff who have a flexible approach to teaching.

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  • School Board Candidate Forum

    Posted September 29, 2016

    School Board candidates participated in a community forum hosted by the Prior Lake Chamber on Sept. 28. Click the headline to view it.

  • Independent Study Opens Oct. 1

    Posted September 23, 2016

    Click the headline for details!

  • School Year Begins with Largest Student Enrollment Growth in PLSAS History

    Posted September 19, 2016

    As the 2016/17 school year gets underway, PLSAS has realized a 6% student enrollment growth increase throughout the district. Click the headline to learn more.

  • Absentee Voting Begins Sept. 23

    Posted September 20, 2016

    The general election is Nov. 8, but in Minnesota you can vote early with an absentee ballot beginning Sept. 23. PLSAS has three school board seats up for election this fall. Click the headline for more info!

  • Eight File for School Board Seats

    Posted August 22, 2016

    Eight residents have filed to fill three School Board seats that expire at the end of 2016. Click the headline for the list and forum details!

Contact Information

Northgate Center
15875 Franklin Trail SE, Suite 108
Prior Lake, MN 55372

PHONE: 952-226-0840
FAX: 952-226-9724

Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to help at-risk youth make successful progress toward acquiring their high school diploma, leading to gainful employment or post-secondary education.

Our Vision is to be the premier provider of alternative education to students in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and surrounding communities.


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