Welcome to Bridges! My name is Aletha VanLoozen, and I have the honor to be the administrator of this wonderful school program. Our goal is to provide students with an environment that is safe, structured, and committed to student success. We want students not only to achieve in the school environment, but in the community as well as, for future endeavors. However we can assist, we will!!
I have worked with at risk youth for my entire professional career (which is a long time). I have a Bachelors of Science degree from MSU, my Masters in Social Work (Family and Children) from EMU, my School certification for Uof M and my Educational Leadership degree from Oakland University. I have worked in many settings over the years, which has given me a vast array of experiences in working with youth and their families. I always strive for an environment that is firm, yet flexible and fair. All students need to have support, guidance and feel confident that there are adults who will assist them when needed.
Our vision is for Bridges to be an exemplary alternative environment to the traditional high school setting. A setting in which all students can have an opportunity for acceptance, support and educational success. Please feel free to contact any one of us if you have questions or concerns.