916 Mahtomedi Academy

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916 Mahtomedi Academy is an Area Learning Center (ALC) designed to help students achieve their educational and career goals in a nontraditional learning environment. We offer a comprehensive and rigorous high school curriculum delivered within a personalized, flexible, and nurturing environment. Students receive assistance in meeting graduation requirements and have opportunities to gain vocational skills and work experience.

Our approach

We focus on a well-rounded school program where students:

  • Accelerate their learning and have many options for demonstrating their knowledge of a subject

  • Experience rigorous and personalized instruction that challenges them in a compassionate way

  • Have options for on-site, technology-enhanced learning, and/or traditional classroom learning

  • Work at a customized pace to reach their goals

  • Earn high school credit regardless of any gaps in school attendance

Additional services and benefits

  • Eligible students may participate in clubs, athletics, and extracurricular activities through their home school district

  • Small-group instruction

  • Flexible learning spaces

  • Mental health support

  • Open to students from ninth grade to age 21

916 Mahtomedi Academy
2735 County Rd D
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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(p): 651-415-5680
(f): 651-415-5698

Staff directory

School hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Night school/credit recovery
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

School leaders

Michelle Baland 
Principal
651-415-5364

Matt Onken
Educational Coordinator
651-415-5683

School-based mental health

Christina Blaszczyk
Mental Health Therapist
651-415-5683