The Linderman Education Center houses the office of various departments and community programs, as well as alternative schools. The center has Bridge Academy, which caters to the needs of students who were unable to complete their high school education due to financial obligations and personal and social issues. The academy s curriculum includes English, science, social studies, math, fine arts, and health and physical education. It offers computer-assisted instructions and helps in the development of job, life and critical thinking skills. The Linderman Education Center also includes the Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, which serves more than 8,500 students and employs over 500 staff members. The center is a part of Kalispell Public Schools.