Hastings Area Learning Center

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Hastings Area Learning Center
213 Ramsey Street Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: 651-480-7690 Fax: 651-438-9082

The mission of the Hastings Area Learning Center is to provide a caring, alternative educational environment designed to meet the academic and personal growth needs of its students.

Quarter 1 Ends November 2

We have approached the mid-point to Quarter 1.  Quarter 1 began on Tuesday, September 4 and will end on November 2, 2018.  Conferences will be held at the ALC during the evening of Tuesday, October 16 and also during the day and the afternoon of Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 

Mid-quarter grades and a Parent/Student Conference letter were mailed out on October 11, 2018.  Please try to attend the Parent/Student Conferences!  

Night School began on Tuesday, October 2!  Night School meets at the ALC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.  Check out the Independent Study tab on the left for further information and the Night School calendars.       


Important Dates

Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:00 am-10:30 am & 12:00 pm-3:30 pm

The ALC teachers will be present at the ALC:


Tuesday, October 16

Wednesday, October 17 Morning

Wednesday, October 17 Afternoon

Mr. Brian Schmitz

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

8:00 am – 9:00 am

at High School

Ms. Ronda Taylor

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

8:00 am – 9:00 am

at High School

Mr. Kevin Kuechenmeister

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

8:00 am – 10:30 am

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mr. Todd Levos

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

8:00 am – 10:30 am

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

MEA Break
   No School Wednesday, October 17-19, 2018  

Senior Picture Submission Deadline
   Please submit the Senior Picture you would like in the yearbook by October 26, 2018
Submit picture in either of the following ways:
1) Send as an attachment to tweber@hastings.k12.mn.us 
2) Submit electronically to https://images.jostens.com (Instructions for  
    uploading - pdf)

End of Quarter 1

   Friday, November 2, 2018


The Hastings Area Learning Center is an alternative opportunity for students grades 9-12 and up to age 20 to be successful in earning their high school diploma. It is a non-traditional, off-campus setting that offers classes in the daytime, as well as in the evening. Students may attend regularly scheduled “seat time” classes, independent study classes or a combination of both. Students must be at least 16 years old to be enrolled in the Independent Studies program.

Program Components

  • Day, afternoon and evening programming
  • Seat time for academic requirements
  • Independent Study for academic requirements and elective credits
  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Course Offerings:
    • All academic requirements/Grad Standards/Profiles in Learning
    • Academic classes through non-traditional/independent studies (ex. Health, Physical Education)
    • Electives offered at Hastings School incorporated within ALC schedule
    • Work Experience/On-the Job Training
    • Voluntary Service Opportunities within the community
    • Counseling opportunities through ALC staff and involvement of community services and organizations
    • Post Secondary Options

Todd Levos, Director 651-480-7692 
Kevin Kuechenmeister, Instructor 651-480-7694
Ronda Taylor, Instructor 651-480-7693
Brian Schmitz, Instructor 651-480-7693                                
Julie Henrichs, Secretary 651-480-7690

Night School Staff
Todd Levos, Director 651-480-7692 
Ronda Taylor, Instructor 651-480-7693
Kia Croone, Instructor 651-480-7619

For more information, please contact the ALC at 651-480-7690.