Continuing Education Center

Independent study Alternative Learning Center for ages 16 through 21

About the CEC

The CEC is a Minnesota Department of Education approved Alternative Learning Center. We are an Independent Study Program offering youth and young adults ages 16 through 21 the opportunity to complete the necessary graduation requirements in order to earn their high school diploma. The CEC’s independent study model combines a required amount of seat time attendance and teacher instruction hours with a required amount of academic completion or performance. Along with individualized and small group instruction we incorporate work experience and On the Job Training, Pregnancy and Parenting programming and classes, Post Secondary Options, Career Exploration, PLATO and much more.

All students create with their parent(s) and the CEC staffing team an individual Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) which outlines goals and objectives geared toward successful completion of graduation requirements. It is the main focus of the program to determine each learner’s individual strengths and build on them as well as to assist them in strengthening any areas of previous difficulty and to provide the educational opportunities in a manner alternative to what was previously not successful for them. The ultimate goal of the CEC is to give students the opportunity to earn their diploma, become life long learners, and to become committed, productive members of their community and society.


Continuing Education Center
14800 Riverwood Drive
Little Falls, MN 56345
Phone: 320-632-7958

Director/School Social Worker

Laura Dunlap

Teaching Staff

Christie Halliday
Classroom Site

Kelley Kilanowksi
Classroom Site

Ann Horne

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Flyers Virtual Calming Space

Life can be overwhelming. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to work through those difficult times. The Flyer Virtual Calming Space was designed to assist students, staff and families, in locating different strategies and tools for managing their emotions.

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