The Braham Alternative Learning Program is an individualized seat time and independent study program designed to meet the needs of students that have not been successful in the traditional school setting. The Braham Alternative Learning Program is an accredited high school diploma program.
The Braham Alternative Learning Program recognizes that:
- All students can learn!
- Not all students learn in the traditional high school setting! Not all teachers are successful teaching all students!
- Students can learn from their peers!
- Alternative Education is successful in a setting away from the school!
- Students can learn independently!
- Service Learning is an essential part of alternative education!
- “At risk” students need the flexibility of an alternative education program!
- Students with the responsibility of parenting can succeed in an alternative setting!
- All students need boundaries and high expectations!
The Braham Alternative Learning Program will provide learners with alternative ways to accomplish academic success while helping them identify individual, academic, life goals, and social skills in order to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners.
The program is designed to meet the individual needs of students in a nontraditional manner. Personal learning plans will be devised for each individual based on their learning style, skills, interests, and credits needed for a high school diploma.
Age 16 – 20 or 21 for students with disabilities.
To be eligible for ALP services, a student must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- performs substantially below grade/performance level
- is at least on year behind in completing course work or obtaining credits for graduation
- pregnant or parenting
- has been assessed as chemically dependent
- has been physically or sexually abused has experienced mental health problems
- has been homeless sometime during the last six months
- has limited English proficiency or speak English as a second language
- has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible nontraditional program
- has been excluded or expelled
Age 21 and Over
If you have less than 14 years of public or nonpublic education, have not completed the requirements for a high school diploma, have a reasonable chance of obtaining a diploma within two years, and if you meet one of the following criteria, you are eligible for this program:
- is eligible for re-employment insurance benefits or have exhausted your benefits
- is eligible for receiving income maintenance or support services
- is eligible for under placed homemaker program, state wage subsidy program, or any programs under the Jobs an Training Partnership Act.
Under the Education Options Program, qualifying learners age 16-20 from outside the district will be accepted on a space availability basis. If the ALP is filled at the time of application, the learner will be placed on a waiting list.
What is Independent Study?
Independent Study is a state certified program for students who are at risk of not graduating from high school. Students get projects and assignments from the teacher and complete the assignments on their own time. Students need to be self motivated and are expected to successfully complete assignments weekly to earn independent study hours.
Braham Alternative Learning Program
540 Broadway Ave S
Braham, MN 55006
Phone # (320)396-3837
Fax # Same as above. Please call first.