Alternative Learning Centers

Providing educational services for students (grades K-10) in a nontraditional learning environment.

What are Alternative Learning Centers?

Alternative Learning Centers (ALC) promote development of behavioral, academic, and social skills. These skills help the student to be a more productive and educated member of our community.

Program Overview:

The ALC provides educational services for students who are experiencing behavioral challenges, are experiencing academic difficulties, need a nontraditional learning environment, or are involved in serious disciplinary incidents. The academic materials used at the ALC meet Virginia Standards of Learning. Every effort is made to match the student’s base school courses. Our goal is for all students to meet these basic conditions:

  • Regular attendance.
  • Appropriate behavior.
  • Good grades.

How they benefit students:

Academic Focus

The ALCs use an MTSS framework in order to support student outcomes through continuous data-driven decision making. The ALCs provide equitable student academic opportunities, a positive school climate, and promote social-emotional wellness through a culture of shared responsibility and collaboration among staff members and parents.

Behavioral and Emotional Wellness

The ALCs use Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to help students develop academic and social skills.

The expectations are:

  • Respect: Students are expected to respect others and themselves.
  • Responsibility: The ALC helps students be responsible and active in their own education.
  • Readiness: A positive attitude is a key to success. Students are expected to be prepared for their lessons.

Bryant Alternative Learning Center (ALC)

Bryant ALC

Administrator: Bill Hunt, 703-660-2101

Address: 2709 Popkins Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

School Hours: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Grades: 9-10

Bryant provides help for students who are experiencing:

  • behavioral challenges
  • academic difficulties
  • require a nontraditional learning environment

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Montrose Alternative Learning Center (ALC)

Montrose ALC

Administrator: Erin Whatley, 703-658-5800

Address: 6525 Montrose Street, Alexandria, VA 22312

School Hours: 7am - 1:30pm

Grades: 7-8 (Full Day Program)

Montrose provides help for students who are experiencing:

  • behavioral challenges
  • academic difficulties
  • require a nontraditional learning environment
  • who have been involved in serious disciplinary incidents

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Mountain View Alternative Learning Center (ALC)

Mountain View ALC

Administrator: Kimberly Taylor, 571-522-6841

Address: 5775 Spindle Court, Centreville, VA 20121

School Hours: 8am - 2:50pm

Grades: 9-10

Mountain View provides help for students who are experiencing:

  • behavioral challenges
  • academic difficulties
  • require a nontraditional learning environment
  • who have been involved in serious disciplinary incidents

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