DCALS Support Services


Dakota County Area Learning School (DCALS) is a credit recovery program that offers alternative education to students from all over Dakota County. DCALS serves students from 10th grade up, typically aged 15-21. Educational services are provided through classroom attendance, independent study, and project based learning. We are an intermediate school district, which means we provide services to other districts around Dakota County.

Want to know more? Check out what DCALS is like through the eyes of our students!

Students attend DCALS from:

  • Apple Valley High School
  • Burnsville High School
  • Rosemount High School
  • Henry Sibley High School
  • Simley High School
  • Farmington High School
  • Randolph Public Schools
  • Eagan High School
  • Eastview High School
  • Lakeville South High School
  • Lakeville North High School

Our member districts:

  • Bloomington Public Schools
  • Burnsville - Eagan - Savage (ISD 191)
  • Lakeville Area Public Schools
  • West Saint Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan
  • Farmington Area Public Schools
  • Hastings Public Schools
  • Inver Grove Heights Community Schools
  • Randolph Public Schools
  • South Saint Paul

There is always someone here that can help you.

Visit the DCALS counseling office for help.

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