Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

Interim ALC Coordinator

Since the start of our program in 2009, Bridges staff have been committed to working with students to provide a high-quality educational experience in a positive school environment. We have worked with hundreds of students and families to get back on track towards graduation, earn a Prior Lake High School diploma and prepare them for employment and/or post-secondary education.

Bridges has an alternate approach to secondary education including offering a small setting (around 100 students) with class sizes averaging approximately 17 students per class. This allows our teachers to connect with students and personalize their learning. Our staff are highly experienced in connecting with students in a positive and encouraging way.

We also offer a variety of support for our students beyond the classroom with access to a social worker (Mr. Wagner), licensed alcohol and drug counselor (Ms. Collins), a licensed school counselor (Mrs. Bauer) for transcript and post-graduation support, as well as a therapist (Mr. Elsberry).

At Bridges, there is a great deal of flexibility for students to customize their schedules including work-release, where they receive credits for on-the-job training, online classes, independent study, hybrid courses, as well as traditional classes, and potential late start and early release. Students are graded on what they accomplish during the school day with little to no homework required.

Dave Brown has successfully led Bridges since it opened and is currently on leave with the Minnesota National Guard. I am proud to serve Bridges as the interim coordinator until his return. This is the beginning of my 22nd year in education, and 11th year as a school administrator, which most recently has included my role as assistant principal at PLHS. I am a proud Mom of 3 sons: Connor (20), Camden (16), and Cade (13). I am honored to lead this great school that provides options for families and alternate avenues for high school success. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

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Heather Fitzloff
Interim Bridges ALC Coordinator
(952) 226-0846