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 2:15 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.
For enrollment/transcript questions please click Patti Mattos' link to the left or call Patti Mattos at (651) 423-8263.See the 2014-15 Registration Guide for details about classes offered this school year.

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


DCALS Registration Guide

Student Handbook 2016-17

2016-2017 MOD Calendar

2016-2017 Important Dates