Patti DeGroat ALC Lead Licensed Teacher, ALC Coordinator, Homebased Teacher, Work Based Learning Coordinator 218-473-6183

Alternative Learning Center Mission Statement:

The Waubun ALC prepares students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society. We will ensure students develop both the skills that a sound education provides and the competencies essential for success and leadership in the post-secondary and/or workforce.


Patti DeGroat: 218-473-6183

Dejah' Anderson: 218-473-6120

Waubun Alternative Learning Center is here to help students reach their goal of graduation. We offer several program options to best meet the needs of our students. We offer credit recovery options for students who need to make up credits, seat-based instruction, and independent study programs.

We are proud to offer digital curriculum options for students. We offer both core and elective courses in both credit recovery and ALC courses. As an Alternative Learning Center, we can help you earn a diploma from either Waubun High School or your home district.

Looking for Credit Recovery Options? Whether you need one semester or more than that, we can help you stay on track for graduation in your home district or in ours.

In order to enroll in the ALC, you must meet requirements as outlined in the Minnesota Graduation Incentives statute. For more information or to enroll in one of our programs, please contact Dejah' Anderson at (218) 473-6120.

Weekly Schedule: Independent Study Program students must attend 6 hours minimum. Seat Based and Dual Enrollment attendance hours are determined at enrollment.

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

SUMMER HOURS: We are open June and August Mon-Thurs 8:00-2:30pm (or as needed for students)


Dejah' Anderson ALC Coordinator/MARSS Coordinator218-473-6120

Work based learning is one of the most powerful learning tools available to help students both prepare for careers of their own choosing and to strengthen their understanding of academic concepts through practical application.

The workplace is considered an active learning environment where students acquire new knowledge and skills, learn by doing, and constantly improve their abilities.

* Offers the opportunity to work with positive adult role models

* Develop good work habits and professional attitudes

* Develop an understanding of how school subjects relate to the world of work

* Develop an employment history

* Enables students to contribute to the community by volunteering at non-profit sites.

Program Responsibilities for students:

1. Meet academic and attendance requirements established by school and employer.

2. Abide by all company policies and procedures

3. Maintain acceptable performance at school and on the job

4. Work hard and follow the rules

Application for School to Work

ALC Eligibility Information

To be eligible for ALC, students must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a locally determined achievement test.

  • Has experienced mental health problems

  • Has experienced homelessness sometime within six months before requesting a transfer to an eligible program

  • Speaks English as a second language or has limited English proficiency (LEP)

  • Has been excluded or expelled according to sections 121A.40 to 121A.56.

  • Has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program or program to section 124D.69

  • Is pregnant or is a parent

  • Is at least one year behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation.

  • Has withdrawn from school of has been chronically truant

  • Is a victim of physical or sexual abuse.

  • Referred to the program by Principal or Counselor.

  • Has been assessed as chemically dependent. 

ALC Intake Form/Application

Continued Learning Plan (CLP)