ALC’s mission is realized through the aid and opportunities we provide to students who want to earn a high school diploma, learn the English language, and through the many other types of training we provide; focused on enabling Alaskans to secure jobs, dignified incomes and achieve their life goals.
ALC was created by staff from the University of Alaska (UAA) Adult Learning Center, which operated from 1954-2004. ALC has been in operation since 2004, and became a non-profit in 2008. Our most popular service is our high school completion program, which provides the opportunity for adult students (of any age) to complete their high school requirements and receive a diploma. We also have a very active English as a Second Language (ESL) program, computer training program, and post-secondary exempt classes program. ALC has graduated countless high school graduates, and prepared others for completion of their GED (High School Equivalency). And every year we have students receive their U.S. Citizenship.
ALC holds an AdvancEd/Cognia Global High School/Secondary Accreditation through 2024
While ALC is based in Anchorage, our Adult Learning Center Online (ALCO) system has allowed us to expand the geographic areas in which we provide our services; extending our services to all of rural Alaska and the rest of the state. This ability is particularly important during pandemics (COVID-19, for example), due to the diminished ability for, and safety concerns associated with, intrastate travel. For example, we are able to offer the opportunity for rural Alaskans who did not complete their high school diploma to do so, affordably and at the pace their job, hunting, fishing and adult life allows. With a founder and President who spent the better part of two decades teaching in rural Alaska, it is especially important to ALC that no Alaskans and no regions are left behind, especially during difficult times.