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.

Bridges' class sessions follow Prior Lake High School's schedule (days off, conferences, early release, quarter starting/ending, etc). Certain days of the month will be designated as JUMP DAYS where we change to a 4 period block schedule to focus on class intervention/enrichment as needed. Students may be eligible for a PASS on JUMP DAYS if their progress in classes and attendance are adequate.

"Jump Days" for Q1 are Fri, Oct 1; Fri, Oct 28; Wed, Nov 9; Thurs, Nov 10.

"Jump Days" for Q2 are Fri, Dec 9; Wed, Dec 21; Fri, Jan 13; Wed, Jan 25; Thurs, Jan 26.

"Jump Days" for Q3 are Fri, Feb 10; Fri, Feb 24; Fri, Mar 10; Wed, April 5; Thurs, April 6.

"Jump Days" for Q4 are Fri, April 28; Fri, May 12; Fri, May 26; Wed, June 7; Thurs, June 8.


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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  • Tree of Warmth

    Posted November 16, 2016

    The Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Tree of Warmth" again this year to benefit children in our district.

  • Facilities Planning Process Underway

    Posted November 9, 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 about our facilities planning process.

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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Jump Day

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Jump Day

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