About The ALC


The Minnesota Valley Area Learning Center is the legal name of a cooperative effort between the Dawson-Boyd, Lac qui Parle Valley, Montevideo, and Yellow Medicine East School districts. It includes the Middle Level, Grad Track and Independent Study programs in Montevideo and Granite Falls. In addition, the MVALC manages a Targeted Services program in several districts and a five week summer school program.

The Minnesota Valley Area Learning Center (MVALC) provides a non-traditional setting in which students in Western Minnesota can pursue a traditional high school diploma. The curriculum is designed to meet all local and state requirements for graduation.

  • The Area Learning Center (ALC) is an alternative approach to education offering an individualized learning program.
  • Learning programs are open to qualified students ages twelve (12) through adult.
  • Classes are small and taught by certified teachers.
  • Available classes range from remediation of basic skills to accelerated classes in all disciplines.
  • Learning programs are developed with respect for individual learning styles and interests.
  • Credit for academic work completed at the Area Learning Center is honored by the student’s home school district.
  • Minnesota Valley Area Learning Center operates a year round program.
  • Students also may, under certain circumstances, dual enroll at the Minnesota Valley Area Learning Center and their resident or home district.