Alternative Learning (DCALS)

The Dakota County Area Learning School 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 2:15 p.m.
  • On line Education - For students who are unable to attend during normal school hours and can complete coursework with minimal teacher direction.
  • Independent Study -
  • Dual Enrollment - Students are enrolled in the ALC and another school at the same time. Class times vary.


For enrollment questions, call Erin Mahnke at (651) 423-8263
For transcript requests, call Betsy Eskierka  at (651) 423-8447

Dakota County Area Learning Schools (DCALS)
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068

150 East Marie Avenue
West St. Paul, MN 55118

421 Walnut Street
Farmington, MN 55024

Principal: Andrew Woods 
Phone: (651) 423-8259 
Fax: (651) 423-8760