The Area Learning Center is a community-based program for students who prefer a different approach to learning. The high school off-campus program includes computer-assisted learning, vocational/technical courses, community-based work experiences, post-secondary options and curriculum instruction. CALC also serves special education transition students, and houses an adult basic education program.
Pines School is located on the grounds of the Anoka County Juvenile Center in Lino Lakes. The school serves middle and high school youth in four programs, is accredited by the North Central Association and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education.