"Discere Aude" 

Dare To Learn

February 2023

Mary Haley Hood

Culinary Arts

Mary Katherine Willingham


Hannah Kelly

Law & Public Safety

Madi Luker


Jacob Shirling


Olivia Salisbury


Will Hannon


Caiden MacKenzie

Visual Art

Qualifications for Student of the Month


Student comes prepared for class.

Student works to their full potential with a willingness to learn.

Student exhibits punctuality with attendance/assign- ments.

Student shows respect towards peers and teachers/staff.

Student shows intention for a growth mindset.


Student exhibits excellent character and behavior in general.

Student takes part in classroom and campus activities.

Student demonstrates in the upkeep of our campus.

Student shows consideration for others.

Student follows classroom/school rules.

Personal Development

Student engages in extra-curricular activities.

Student volunteers/works in the school or community.

Student takes pride in all aspects of themselves such as in work ethic, appearance, performance.

Student shows an eagerness to lead and/or follow respectfully.

Student exemplify themselves as a positive role model.

Staff Member of the Month

Congratulations to our February Staff Member of the Month....

Mrs. Kelly Young!!! We would like to congratulate our Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Kelly Young. Mrs. Young has been a teacher at the Advanced Learning Center since its creation in August, 2006. She teaches Art I, Art II, & Dual-Credit Art Appreciation. She earned her Master’s Degree in 2018.  She recently renewed her National Board Certification and is currently a National Board mentor through MSU. She is also a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2, which she earned during COVID. Mrs. Young has served on the Mississippi Art Educators’ Association, and she was Mississippi art teacher of the year in 2013. She has also shown her artwork in Jackson, Oxford, Tupelo, and in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Mrs. Young, you have no idea how much we at the ALC appreciate all you do! Our world would be black and white all the time if you weren’t a part of it! Thank you for all you do for us. 

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Our student-centered education includes relevant, enhanced education preparing students for college, careers, and the global community of lifelong learners. 


The Monroe County Advanced Learning Center (ALC) provides a safe environment while academically challenging the whole student to be successful and contribute to society. 


The ALC strives to instill the qualities of character, excellence, creativity, and service into our students as they become prepared global leaders. 


The ALC believes students will become productive citizens when they are challenged and mentored in academics, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills

Monroe County School District is a county school system that encompasses six site locations across one of the largest counties in North Mississippi.  The Advanced Learning Center is centrally located serving each of the K-12 Attendance Centers. The ALC, as it is called by the faculty and students, is a cost effective method to enhance education by offering Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Spanish, Art, and two vocational courses (Culinary Arts and Law and Public Safety). Aberdeen and Nettleton School District students are also served classes through a partnership the districts have designed. We are excited to serve Monroe County and are dedicated in supporting and growing the whole student.