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Bridges Area Learning Center

At Bridges Area Learning Center, our goal is to reach all learners— especially those who struggle in a traditional school setting. Our alternative high school program offers personalized instruction with staff who have a flexible approach to teaching. 

Thanks to community support, Bridges opened a new school in 2019 that was built with flexible learning spaces, bright, open classrooms as well as a kitchen and cafeteria.

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 8:10-9:10 a.m.
Period 2 9:10-10:00 a.m.
Period 3 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Period 4 10:50-11:40 a.m.
Period 5 11:40-12:15p.m.
Lunch 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Period 5 (cont) 12:15-1:10 p.m.
Period 6 1:10-2:00 p.m.
Period 7 2:00-2:50 p.m.

2019-2020 Jump Days











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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(952) 226-0844

(952) 226-0844

(952) 226-0844

(952) 226-0844

(952) 226-0844

(952) 226-0844