Link Learning is an education program that offers students an alternative way to earn credit toward their high school diploma. With three physical U.P. locations in Escanaba, Marquette, and Menominee providing services to students across the entire U.P., the program is becoming an increasingly popular mode for students to learn with a mix of virtual and on-site teaching.

“Most of them come to us about six credits short, so they’re behind,” said Executive Director Kristi Teall. “And our goal is to get them caught up and be able to either one, get their diploma with us or in many cases they’re able to go back to their traditional high school as well. It really depends on what it is that they want to do.”

While there is no one prerequisite reason why students enroll with Link Learning, many have struggled with the format in traditional schools. Link Learning switches up this approach by typically having students take one course at a time.