Alternative Learning Center

The Alternative Learning Center (ALC), formerly the ACE Program, is an alternative setting and style of learning for sixth through twelfth grade students who have been removed from school on a long term suspension. Students are referred to the ALC following a Committee on Conduct Hearing resulting in a long-term suspension. Some students who have experienced success in the Alternative Learning Center may appeal to the Francis Howell School District Superintendent of Schools to remain at the ALC through graduation.

  • ALC students spend three hours each day receiving individualized computer based instruction in one of two classrooms located at Francis Howell Union High School.
  • The ALC has a daily 7:00-10:00 AM session and an 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM session. The ALC core curriculum is aligned with the district’s high school graduation requirements with some elective courses available.
  • Courses in the ALC are taken on the computer using the A+ Anywhere Learning System software (A+ LS).  This computer based program provides core curriculum and assessment tools to match skill levels of all students, whether on a developmental, remedial, or enhanced learning track.  A maximum of 3.5 high school credits may be earned each semester. Students who are referred to the ALC from Francis Howell Union High School may receive up to 4 credits.
  • The district does not provide transportation or food services to students in the ALC.

Individuals interested in learning more about The Alternative Learning Center should email Rob Gaugh or call 636-851-5121.

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