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Red River Area Learning Center

Red River Area Learning Center

Phone: 218-284-2200
Fax: 218-284-2233

Attendance Office: 218-284-2201

School Hours :
9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (other options as arranged)

Deb Pender, Director of Alternative Education
Deb Pender,
Director of Alternative Education
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Register for Moorhead Community Education spring classes

Published March 16, 2018

The new Moorhead Community Education spring catalog, which mailed March 16, includes more than 200 learning opportunities for people of all ages and interests. To request a free catalog or to register for a class by credit card, call Community Education at 218-284-3400 or go online at Read More »

School will be held April 2 to make up missed day

Published March 6, 2018

Moorhead Area Public Schools has scheduled Monday, April 2, 2018, as an instructional day as makeup for the March 5 weather-related school closure day. April 2 was identified on the 2017-18 calendar as the first emergency makeup day. Read More »

Boys hockey team featured in reality series

Published February 23, 2018

Moorhead High School boys hockey is being featured in “Dream. State,” a six-episode reality television series on Fox Sports North. Episodes are scheduled to air following Minnesota Wild Games on Fox Sports North and can be watched online at Read More »

School Board approves calendar for 2018-19 school year

Published February 21, 2018

At its meeting on Feb. 12, the Moorhead School Board approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year. Classes will begin Sept. 4, 2018. The last day of classes for students is June 4, 2019, unless additional emergency makeup days are needed. Read More »


Welcome to Red River Area Learning Center! Red River ALC's vision is to partner with participating schools to assure that a continuum of programs and services are available to meet the unique needs of each student at-risk in the learning process. Since 1997 the Red River ALC has provided services to more than 3,000 students, K-12. Read more.

A Community of Caring

Programs offered by Red River ALC are built upon the premise that, "It takes a village to raise a child." This means parents, staff members, agencies and the community must work together to create meaningful experiences that lead to success. Read more.