Tear It Apart and Fix It!

Submitted by anna.palmer on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:11

Today in Mr. Dougan's A+ Computer Repair class, twelve students tore apart a computer by removing all the inside pieces and then reassembling it. The students hooked the computer back up with the keyboard and monitor, then turned it on. After fixing a few glitches, the computer worked! SUCCESS!!


Article by Anna Palmer. Photo by Richard Dougan

Screening of "Buck" & Meet the Director

Submitted by anna.palmer on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:19

Recently Mr. Arnold’s film students participated in a field trip to the Covey Center for the Arts. There they viewed a special screening of the documentary “Buck” hosted by Sundance Institute. This film was actually the Audience Award winner for the “Documentary” category at the 2011 Sundance Festival. Afterwards, students returned to ALC for lunch and an exclusive Q&A with Director Cindy Meehl. What an incredible opportunity this was for students to meet with a Film Director in person to ask questions significant to their field of study and, more importantly, their potential future careers.

The link below directs you to a short YouTube video that gives a little background on filmmaker Cindy Meehl and what the film “Buck” is all about.

Pictures by Ruth Everett, Story by Anna Palmer

Healthcare Career Fair 9/11/13

Submitted by alan.ashton on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 08:48

Healthcare Career Fair 9/11/13

ALC students participated in a district-wide Healthcare Career Fair recently. In addition to visiting three healthcare professionals, students were able to suture pig’s feet, hold removed body parts, analyze medical scans, and dress up like surgeons among other things. Many different fields were represented, including:

Article by Sean Curtis

Abi Hickman made it work!

Submitted by alan.ashton on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 14:13

It wasn’t until the end of Abi’s junior year at Salem High School that she heard about ALC and Distance Learning.

Abi had met all the requirements for high school graduation, during her junior year, so she asked her counselor how she could earn college credits.  Because she was a cheerleader, with early morning practices, and because of the distance, Abi lives in West Mountain and ALC, (Advanced Learning Center) is in Springville, her counselor wasn’t sure she could make taking classes at ALC work.  Abi was determined however and has earned 18 credits in her senior year towards her educational goals.

Gaye Cook, Karen Wilcox