South St. Paul Alternative Programs

  • Day School (11-12th Grade)

    This is an all-day program designed for students in grades 11-12. Students attend school Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 2:20 p.m.

    Flex Program (11-12th Grade)

    This program is designed for students in grades 11-12 that can complete their coursework through a blend of teacher supported instruction, independent study, work-based learning and online learning.  The Flex Program runs Monday-Thursday from 2:45-5:15 p.m. Attendance and work completion is required for credit. 

    Note: For enrollment paperwork please click on the "CLC Day School" tab on the left side of this page.

    Ignite Program (10th Grade)

    Is designed for 10th grade students that need the support of smaller class sizes, programming to meet their needs, and the opportunity to recover required credits.  Students attend school Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 2:20 p.m.

    Note: For enrollment paperwork please click on the "CLC Day School" tab on the left side of this page.  
     

    Vocational Education/Work Experience

    CLC students may also participate in vocational classes with a work experience component. The CLC staff recognizes the importance of vocational education as part of their education. Students may earn credit while working or participating in a service-learning project.

    Junior High Program

    The junior high program operates out of the 6-12 South St. Paul Secondary Building. This class accepts up to 9 students. Students get extra help from a primary instructor and take classes in the regular junior high school.

    After-School/Summer School

    During the after-school program, CLC day school students as well as area high school students may take additional classes. English, social studies, math, science, elective, and vocational education are offered. Credits earned are forwarded to the home high schools.


    During the summer the CLC offers credit makeup classes in social studies, English, math, science and vocational education. Summer hours typically run 8:00-1:00, Monday through Thursday. The CLC runs two summer sessions—June and July.

    Online Learning/Distance Learning

    For students 16 and older is available from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on designated weekdays. The Online Academy is offered to students that meet one or more of the following criteria: returning to earn a few credits, dual-enrolled (attending another school during the day), are academically successful at their other school, and need to complete three or less trimester credits during the school year.

    Elementary  and Junior High Targeted Services

    Since 1999, South St. Paul Community Learning Center has had elementary and junior high targeted services programs. Operating out of Lincoln Center, Kaposia Education Center and South St. Paul Secondary schools. During the regular school year, qualified students attend the programs two to four days a week after school. In the summer, students participate in two to four-week summer sessions during June, July, and August.

    Post-Secondary Education Options

    Some CLC students take post-secondary courses at Inver Hills Community College or Dakota County Technical College. Students must have enough credits to qualify as an 11th grade student. They must also meet the post-secondary institutions admission requirements. High school and college credit are earned simultaneously.