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Burnsville Area Learning Center

The Burnsville Area Learning Center (BALC) is a collection of programs throughout Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 that provide addition support to meet the needs of all learners. These services are delivered primarily through extended day and extended year programs. For more information about these programs, use the links below.

Credit Recovery (Grades 9 -12)

 

Summer 2017 Elementary Extended Year Programs 

K-5th Grade Summer Programs

It’s time to register for Burnsville Area Learning Center’s Summer Programs.  Programs are for current District 191 students in need of reading, writing, or math development.  Participation in the program is voluntary, free-of-charge, and includes breakfast and lunch.  Talk to your student's teacher about eligibility and to obtain a registration form. 

 

The registration deadline is Friday, May 12th, 2017

 

Who:  Students who are currently enrolled in K-5th grade, as identified by teacher

Where:

  • MW Savage (for MW Savage, Harriet Bishop, and Hidden Valley students)

  • Sioux Trail (for Sioux Trail, Rahn, and William Byrne students)

  • Sky Oaks (for Sky Oaks and Gideon Pond students)

  • Vista View (for Vista View and Edward Neill students)

Dates:  Thursday-Friday, July 6-7, and Mondays-Thursdays, July 10-27            

Daily time:  8:00 am – 12:45 pm

Programs include:

  • Students will receive instruction and practice in Reading, Writing & Math

  • Breakfast and lunch daily

Register:  

  • Registration forms are available in the school office.  Once the form is complete, return it to the office.

  • Registration deadline is May 12th; forms received after that date may not be enrolled in Summer Program

Transportation:  

  • Busing will be provided based on district eligibility policy.  Walking distances apply to summer program sites.  Bus stops and schedules will not be the same as the school year.

Registration Confirmation:  

  • Due to limited space, students may be put on a waitlist, so families are encouraged to complete registration as soon as possible.

  • Students will receive a confirmation letter one week before classes begin with busing information.

  • Students will receive a phone call from their Summer teacher one week before classes begin to welcome them to class, provide details about the first day, and answer any questions.

Questions:  

If you have questions regarding K-5th grade Summer Program, please talk to your child’s teacher.

 
 

K-5th Grade Summer Program for English Learners

It’s time to register for Burnsville Area Learning Center’s Summer Programs.  Summer Programs are for current District 191 students in need of reading, writing, or math development.  Participation in the program is voluntary, free-of-charge, and includes breakfast and lunch.  Talk to your student's teacher about eligibility and to obtain a registration form. 

 

The registration deadline is Friday, May 12th, 2017

 

Who:  English learners at English language proficiency level 1 or 2, who are new to the country, and  who are currently enrolled in K-5th grade, as identified by the classroom and EL teachers

Where:

  • MW Savage (for MW Savage, Harriet Bishop, and Hidden Valley students)

  • Sioux Trail (for Sioux Trail, Rahn, and William Byrne students)

  • Sky Oaks (for Sky Oaks and Gideon Pond students)

  • Vista View (for Vista View and Edward Neill students)

Dates:  Thursday-Friday, July 6-7, and Mondays-Thursdays, July 10-27        

Daily time:  8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Programs include:

  • Students will receive language instruction and practice in Reading, Writing & Math

  • One experiential field trip per week tied to the week’s lessons

  • Breakfast and lunch daily

Register:  

  • Registration forms are available in the school office.  Once the form is complete, return it to the office.

  • Registration deadline is May 12th; forms received after that date may not be enrolled in Summer Program for English Learners

Transportation:  

  • Busing will be provided based on district eligibility policy.  Walking distances apply to summer program sites.  Bus stops and schedules will not be the same as the school year.

Registration Confirmation:  

  • Due to limited space, students may be put on a waitlist, so families are encouraged to complete registration as soon as possible.

  • Students will receive a confirmation letter one week before classes begin with busing information.

  • Students will receive a phone call from their Summer teacher one week before classes begin to welcome them to class, provide details about the first day, and answer any questions.

Questions:  

If you have questions regarding Summer Program for English Learners, please talk to your child’s classroom teacher or EL Teacher.

 
 

BALC Middle School Extended Year Programs

6th - 8th Grade Summer Programs

It’s time to register for Burnsville Area Learning Center’s Summer Programs.  Programs are for current District 191 students in need of reading, writing, or math development.  Participation in the program is voluntary, free-of-charge, and includes breakfast and lunch.  Talk to your student's teacher or guidance counselor about eligibility and to obtain a registration form. 

 

The registration deadline is Friday, May 12th, 2017

 

Who:  Students at Metcalf, Nicollet & Eagle Ridge who are currently enrolled in 6th-8th grade, and as identified by teacher

 

Where:  Metcalf, and Nicollet Middle Schools (Eagle Ridge students will attend at Nicollet)

 

Dates:  Thursday-Friday, July 6-7, and Mondays-Thursdays, July 10-27        

 

Daily time:  7:45 am – 12:30 pm

 

Programs include:

  • Students will rotate through two classes per day: Reading and Math

  • Breakfast and lunch daily

 

Register:  

  • Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office.  Once the form is complete, return it to the Guidance Office.

  • Registration deadline is May 12th; forms received after that date may not be enrolled in 6th-8th grade Summer Program

 

Transportation:  

  • Busing will be provided based on district eligibility policy.  Walking distances apply to Metcalf and Nicollet students.  Bus stops and schedules will not be the same as the school year.

 

Registration Confirmation:  

  • Due to limited space, students may be put on a waitlist, so families are encouraged to complete registration as soon as possible.  

  • Students will receive a confirmation letter one week before classes begin with busing information.

  • Students will receive a phone call from their Summer teacher one week before classes begin to welcome them to class, provide details about the first day, and answer any questions.

 

Questions:  If you have questions regarding the 6th-8th grade Summer Program, please contact the Guidance Office.

 
 

 


Middle School Extended Day

Extended Day programs have started at all middle schools, but students can still enroll by talking to their guidance counselor.  This free program runs immediately after school until 4:30 p.m.  Students that live in their school's attendance area can use the activity bus to get home.

Extended Day programs offer engaging activities that promote reading, writing, math and social skill development.  Students will have opportunities to get help with completing school work, improving skills in reading and math, and participating in enrichment activities.  Enrichment activities can also contribute to a student engagement in school and learning, which improves student's school success.

Activity buses are available for students living in the school’s attendance area. Please contact your guidance counselor to register.

 

Bridges - Secondary ALC School within a School Programs

The Bridges program is a partnership between the Burnsville Area Learning Center and district secondary schools designed to support 7th through 11th grade students that may not be on track to graduate from high school on time.  Programs are currently offered at Metcalf Junior High, Eagle Ridge Junior High, and Burnsville High School.  Bridges’ courses offer research based instructional approaches for meeting the core academic course standards in classes where homework help is embedded in the school day.  Students typically enroll in all four course classes (Language Arts/English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) through the Bridges program.  Students also take a School Success course to work on skills to improve his/her success in school.  During this course students learn and practice organizational skills, test taking skills, study skills, advocacy skills, critical thinking skills, and receive additional support in core classes.

Strengths

  • Teachers strongly committed to establishing and cultivating positive relationships
  • Smaller Class Sizes, allowing for more individualized attention
  • Classes where homework/guided practice can more easily occur in the classroom
  • Hands-On, Real-Life learning connections
  • Increased access to support for outside life challenges
  • Access to DCTC classes at BHS only

Credit Recovery

For students in grades 10 through 12 in need of credit recovery.

See Credit Recovery Options Overview

The BES ALC Extended Day program will be offered through a computer on-line format. There will be two sessions during the school year. Students can sign up for a maximum of two (2) courses per session. The on-line class must be completed during the enrolled session. All students are required to take a pre-assessment on the first day of the session. Teachers will be available for assistance Monday through Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Students are required to meet with their teachers at least 10 times during the session.

SESSION SCHEDULE:

  • Session 1, September 29 – December 4, 2014
  • Session 2, March 2 - May 7, 2015

Please contact your student's guidance counselor or advisor for an application.