Alternative Learning/DCALS

DCTCThe Dakota County Area Learning School (DCALS) provides alternative learning programming to Intermediate District 917 member district students in the following programs:
  • School Day Program - Provides a positive, safe and structured learning environment with block-scheduling Monday through Friday from 7:40 a.m. to ‚Äč2:15 p.m.
  • Independent Study/Online Education - For students who are unable to attend during normal school hours and can complete coursework with minimal teacher direction. Classes are setup on an individual basis with each student.  Students need to spend a minimum of 15 hours of time at the school to complete the courses. 
  • Dual Enrollment - Students are enrolled in the ALC and another school at the same time. Class times vary.
*SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AND OUR PROGRAM IS FULL.  IF INTERESTED IN FALL 2018 ENROLLMENT PLEASE FILL OUT FORM UNDER PATTI MATTOS' LINK.  

For enrollment questions please click on Patti Mattos' link to the left or
 call Patti Mattos at (651) 423-8263
For attendance and transcript requests, call Kristin Kustrich at (651) 423-8447

Students with an IEP:  If your child has an IEP from your home school district please contact Aaron Evans, Special Ed Case Manager for enrollment information at 651-423-8778. 

Dakota County Area Learning Schools-Main Campus
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068
(651) 423-8458

DCALS North Campus
150 Marie Avenue East
West St. Paul, MN  55118
(651) 332-5570

Eric Van Brocklin: Principal

Phone: (651) 423-8259 
Fax: (651) 423-8760


2018-2019 MOD Calendar


2018-2019 Important Dates


2017-2018 Student Handbook