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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.


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.

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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