Learning Center North
At Learning Center North, we believe all humans want to be educated, to garner the skills needed to find meaning in life (of which skills like reading, writing and math are a part). We also believe in the ineffable worth of every person. Our program is built off of these values, recognizing students as whole people with unique needs and goals.
Our mission is to provide holistic services that empower whole students to be successful learners and achieve academic, employment, and personal success and self-sufficiency.
Our program provides students with the following:
- Academic instruction (basic skills development and GED/college prep)
- Comprehensive case management
- Employment services
Eligibility, Cost, and Attendance Requirements
We serve youth ages 16 to 21 who have not completed high school but want to earn their GED and go on to college, technical training and/or employment. Our program is provided free of charge. LCN students are also Shoreline Community College students, earning college credits.
We enroll students on an ongoing basis. To get started, simply call (206) 533-6733 to schedule an orientation. Orientations are typically offered every Thursday from 12:30-2:00 p.m. It is helpful to bring a Social Security card, a birth certificate, a picture ID, and verification of withdrawal from your most recently attended school (e.g., transcript).
Your Opportunity to Transition for Free to Community College
We will assist you in your transition to Shoreline Community College's Career Education Options, a free-of-charge program that supports youth who have never attended college in enrolling and succeeding in all of Shoreline's professional and technical degree programs through the age of 21.
Learning Center North was developed as a partnership of Shoreline Community College, the King County Work Training Program (KCWTP), and the Monroe School District. Shoreline Community College is dedicated to student success and meeting the individual needs of all students. The KCWTP has served youth for more than 30 years, and offers a diverse range of programs, specializing in helping youth become more employable.