Rutherford County
Community Learning Center

An alternative learning solution for the youth of Rutherford County

Dr. Michael Payne

1710 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 896-4501
Fax: (615) 898-6906
E-mail: mpayne@rutherfordcounty.org

Mission Statement:

The Community Learning Center is an alternative school that serves high school students of Rutherford County. The Community Learning Center is a Category I school that is accredited by the State of Tennessee Department of Education. Our staff includes a Director, Assistant Director, and a classroom teacher. All of the aforementioned people have various academic subjects that they are responsible for teaching.

Our major mission is to take at-risk teens and provide an academic program to ensure that each student will graduate from high school. We also strive to attain other objectives. We attempt to convince them, in certain situations, that there is a right and wrong. We work diligently on improving our students' coping skills which include family members, school officials, teachers, and society as a whole. We use various methods to enhance their self-esteem and worth to society. Finally, we have a passion to persuade our students the importance and magnitude for them to contribute to society as opposed to being a burden to society in regard to the future.