Special Education

Alternate Learning Program (ALP)

at Capitol View Center

Students Served:  Grades 6 - 12
Disabilities: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD)
Program: Students needs range from extreme acting out and aggression to severe withdrawal and depression.  Students range in intelligence from low average to superior.
Program Location:Contact:
70 West County Road B2
Little Canada, MN  55117
Phone: 651-415-5438
Fax: 651-415-5508
Liz Shopbell
Phone: 651-415-5438
Fax: 651-415-5508
The Alternate Learning Program (ALP) at Capitol View Center is a full-day special education program for students with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) and associated behavioral needs, which cannot be met in their local school district.
The ALP is staffed with one teacher in each classroom and one educational assistant for every two to three students.  One-to-one education assistants are provided as required by a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Staff receive ongoing training in non-verbal crisis prevention and intervention, verbal problem-solving, social skills training, therapeutic and developmental strategies.
Students participate in a general academic curriculum that includes modifications, statewide testing and credit/IEP graduation opportunities.
The educational planning process involves a team of home school district staff, parents, agency professionals and Northeast Metro 916 staff.  Referrals are made through the special education director of the student's home school district.
Transportation is provided by the home school district.
ALP at Capitol View
The primary goal is for students to develop a positive self-esteem, interpersonal and self-management skills that may allow them to return to their home school community.
Behavioral and educational interventions emphasize proactive, positive approaches.  Development of internal student control is a key element of the interventions.
Specialized Services
  • Individual programs are developed and implemented by a multidisciplinary team
  • Full range of related services including speech/language, occupational/physical therapy, nursing, assistive technology, social work, mental health and autism support
  • Interactive SMART Board technology
  • Work Experience Career Exploration Program (WECEP-Handicapped) for students ages 14-15
  • Work Experience Program for students ages 16-21