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Enrichment Classes, Independent Study and Post-Secondary Enrollment

Enrichment classes

Enrichment classes are experiential classes offered to students who passed all their classes during the first 14 days of the Core Term. A sample of Enrichment Classes this past year included a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tropics at the Minnesota Zoo, a tour of Target Field, an acting class, fishing, indoor rock climbing and a visit to the University of Minnesota.

Independent Study

Independent Study is an option for students 16 years and older who would like to design their course of study with the help of a teacher. Students can complete one Independent Study course per term. Students may also receive credit for working (average 10 hours per week) outside of the school day.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses. With traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Postsecondary institutions are not allowed to charge PSEO students for tuition, textbooks or support services. Students may be charged for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed. Learn more about available post-secondary enrollment options >

ALC students standing in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis building.