Alternate Learning Center

Welcome to The Alternate Learning Center!

The ALC philosophy is holistic. We address the emotional, behavioral, physical, and social growth as well as the academic attainment of every student. Students and staff work on a daily basis to achieve and emulate our building-wide expectations of BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE, and BE SAFE. Our goal is to provide students with the academic and behavioral skills to become successful throughout their educational careers.

Ms. Brittani Paszko, Director
Alternate Learning Center
3939 Wrenwood
Toledo OH 43623
Telephone: 419.473.3442
Fax: 419.473.3445

Most students enrolled at the ALC are identified as having special needs entitling them to individualized accommodations designed to aid in their educational success. On the continuum of special education options defined by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), students referred to the ALC have been identified as being best served in a separate educational facility. Our goal is to assist all students in acquiring the necessary emotional and behavioral skills to return to their home schools.

Students progress through a tiered level system demonstrating their ability to accept greater responsibility for their actions. As students progress through the levels, they earn more privileges. Progress is monitored in several ways including periodic case reviews, school team meetings, and a daily goal sheet.

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Please review the ALC Handbook for more detailed information about our program.

ALC Handbook

ALC Calendar for the 2016-2017 School Year

Parents need to follow school closings and delays for both the ALC and their home school districts. As a result of inclement weather, there may be occasions where an individual home school district has a delay or are closed with no buses running. When buses are not running and the ALC is open, parents may provide transportation for their child that day.

When the ALC is closed or delayed due to severe weather or emergency conditions, announcements will be made on local TV stations. The announcements will specifically state:


Stations reporting cancellations and/or delays are TV stations Channels 11, 13 and 24. The ESC will also post an announcement on their website.

If the home district is closed due to inclement weather, transportation will NOT be provided to the ALC. If the home district is delayed, the ALC transportation will be provided at the announced time (meaning if a 2 hr. delay then transportation will be 2 hrs. later than normal).

The Alternate Learning Center participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program (NSBL) called the Community Eligibility Option for the 2016-2017 school year. All students enrolled at the ALC are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at NO CHARGE.

Students will be able to participate in this meal program without having to pay a fee or submitting an application for the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

May Lunch 9-12

May Lunch k-8

May Breakfast k-12

April Lunch Menu k-8

April Breakfast Menu

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS is a system that encourages a school-wide approach to preventing and responding to school discipline problems. PBIS develops school-wide systems that staff uses to teach and promote appropriate behavior in all students. PBIS has been incorporated into the ALC program in order to establish a safe and positive school environment for your child. At the ALC there are three major components to this system throughout the school year - BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE, and BE SAFE. These themes will be carried out in all areas and grades of the school and will be posted throughout the school on our school-wide matrix (see below).

Students will be instructed on the major components of the PBIS school-wide system through activities, lessons, demonstrations, videos, and role-playing. Our school-wide goal is to have all students implement the PBIS components on a daily basis creating a truly positive learning environment.



All students, administrators, teachers, staff, and all other school personnel share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of unlawful harassment. Harassment, intimidation, or bullying behavior by any student and/or school personnel at the ALC is strictly prohibited, and such conduct may result in disciplinary action.

If students witness, or are victim to, what they believe to be an incidence of bullying, the Bullying Reporting Form can be completed and submitted to our school counselor, Mrs. Theiss. The incident will be investigated by the Leadership Team who will determine if the incident constitutes bullying.

Bullying Reporting Form

Parents may use the PowerSchool Link  to access ALC grade books


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E-Mail Address

Brittani Paszko



Mary Mowka

Administrative Assistant


Marilyn Gibson

Health Coordinator


Effi Theiss

Mental Health Professional


Shane Broshius

School Resource Officer


Pamela Frankforther

Intervention Specialist


Leanne Meiring

Intervention Specialist


Darby Persson

Intervention Specialist


Cindy Sigg

Intervention Specialist


Kim Tyrrell

Intervention Specialist


Janice Collins

Physical Education Teacher


Andrea Fackelman

Art Teacher


LaKedria Lozano

Music Teacher


Karen Huntley

Speech Language Therapist


Tom Schutte

School Psychologist