Alternative Education

The Duck Creek Learning Center is an award winning program that serves students from Holton, Montague, North Muskegon, Reeths-Puffer, Shelby and Whitehall Schools.

Recognized as one of the finest programs of its type in Michigan, Duck Creek offers students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma or GED In a friendly, convenient, and relaxed setting.

Each student has a program tailored to meet their individual needs and programs may include; direct classroom instruction, project based learning, virtual classes or a blend of all these .

Students also have the opportunity to participate and earn credit in the arts, P.E and other elective subjects. 

Experiential learning is really at the heart of what we do and we continually strive to provide experiences and learning that is authentic and relevant to all of our students.

Programs Offered

  • High School Completion   
  • GED Preparation & Testing    
  • Outdoor/Experiential Learning    
  • Project Based (PBL)
  • Service Learning

Enrollment Requirements

  1. No High School Diploma/GED (under aged 22)
  2. At Least 14 Years of age by 09/01/2023
  3. Consultation Memo/Release or Permission to Educate from resident school district. (students 19 and younger)
  4. Payment of any owed fees to Transferring School

Come visit the home of the Ducks and see if this program may be right for you.

Duck Creek Learning Center
4600 N. Gibson Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49445
(231) 766-3001

Class times: 9:30am – 3:00pm
Class Days: Monday-Friday


All Graduation candidates must successfully complete a minimum of 2 semester classes (1 full credit) with WLACE, in addition to all other adult high school credit requirements.

High School Credit: 1/2 Credit per Class

Diploma Issued: An accredited high school diploma will be issued from the district of residence. Any student enrolled from outside of the; Whitehall, Montague, North Muskegon, Reeths-Puffer or Holton Districts will be enrolled as a Whitehall student.


GED Tests

(4) GED Tests: Language Arts Reading, Social Studies, Science, & Mathematics

GED Preparation & Testing Information

  1. The GED (General Equivalency Diploma) is the minimum educational credential accepted for entry into employment, vocational training and many colleges.
  2. The award of the GED certification is based on achieving a passing score on 4 tests, given in 4 subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
  3. WLACE’s GED preparation classes work to ensure testing success by exploring each of the areas tested and administering practice tests on a routine basis.
  4. Minimum testing age is 18 years (16 years with a signed age waiver form or court order).
  5. Admission to a testing session also requires prior registration, must show a picture ID from a governmental agency before testing and a completed demographic form. All GED testing will be conducted at the Duck Creek Learning Center.
  6. Tests are free to all WLACE students, or payment of $50.00 per test taken or $200 for the 4 tests for non-WLACE students.

GED Testing Site

Testing is scheduled as needed.

Student transcripts are available upon request. Contact Tara Nash at the Duck Creek Learning Center, (231) 766-3001.

WLACE offers transportation to all adult and alternative education students. Ask our enrollment specialists for more information.

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