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Summer SLAM

Effective Tuesday, July 16, all Summer SLAM classes and programs will be moved from Olson Middle School to Jefferson High School for the remainder of the summer schedule. For those who are registered, Extended Care will also be moved to Jefferson.

Jefferson is located two blocks east of Olson at 4001 W. 102nd St. Please enter through Door #1, the school’s main entrance.

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BEACON Alternative Learning Program

BEACON is an education alternative that provides a variety of ways for students to earn credits toward a high school diploma. The program is designed to increase student learning by offering a smaller classroom setting and a wide variety of academic support. BEACON values high academic standards within each curricula area, which meet both Bloomington and Minnesota State Standards.

Attendance Line: 952-681-5056
Attendance Email:

Program Options

School within a School program at Kennedy High School

  • Full-time/shared program for grades 11 and 12
  • Optional shared grade 10 program (2 hours at BEACON/4 hours at Kennedy). Students must enroll through the Kennedy High School counseling office: 952-681-5027.

  • See BEACON side index for daily schedules and class offerings.

Hybrid Program at Jefferson High School

  • Open to students grades 11 and 12 for credit recovery during the school day. Class offerings are limited. 

  • Student must enroll through their Jefferson counselor.

  • See BEACON side index for daily schedules and class offerings.

After School Credit Recovery

  • Students to attend credit make-up classes following a full day at Kennedy or Jefferson high school.

  • Open to 16-year-old Bloomington students

  • Offered trimesters 2 and 3 after school (2 days per week)

  • See BEACON side index for daily schedules and class offerings.

Summer School

See BEACON side index for calendar/daily schedules and class offerings.


Michelle Christenson
Program Coordinator

Char Jax
Program Secretary

Carrie Cooley

Jeff Dunlap
Social Studies/Science/Work Experience

Emily Liberko
Kate Plager

Sue Soderstrom
Check/Connect Para 

Contact Char Jax for more information about after-school/summer school teachers. 

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