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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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Important Summer Contact Information

Moorhead Area Public Schools operates with limited staff during the summer months. The following information is provided to make it easier for the public to contact the district.

  • UPDATED: Red River ALC Main Office is open regular hours until June 21. From June 22 until Aug. 11, the Vista building will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and office hours will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and 10-11:30 a.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You may leave a message for Red River ALC office staff at 218-284-2200. Messages will be checked regularly. Red River ALC operates K-12 summer programs across the district so ALC staff at Vista may not always be available. Regular office hours resume Aug. 14.
  • For questions related to the Monday Independent Study Program, please call Mary Broberg, lead teacher, at 218-284-2276. The Independent Study Program will run from Monday, June 12-Monday, Aug. 21 from 3-8 p.m. at Vista Center for Education, 2777 34th St. S.
  • As part of the summer food service program, free meals for all children will be served at Probstfield Center for Education, Horizon Middle School, Moorhead High School, Vista Center for Education and four parks. See the complete schedule.
  • Registration for 2017-18, which is required for all students, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.

If you need immediate assistance or assistance with other inquires please call Probstfield Center for Education at 218-284-3300. The district office is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 9. From June 12 through Aug. 4, office hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Regular hours resume Aug. 7. 

Moorhead Area Public Schools holding new student registration in August

Published August 8, 2017

Kindergarten students who are not yet registered and students in grades 1-12 who are new to Moorhead Area Public Schools should register during August.

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Moorhead School Board approves budget for 2017-18

Published July 20, 2017

During the June 26 meeting, the Moorhead School Board approved the district’s annual operating plan, which includes the preliminary budget for the 2017-18 school year. General fund revenues are projected at $77.4 million with expenses projected to be $80.6 million. Read More »

Kovash named Administrator of Excellence by MASA

Published March 7, 2017

The Minnesota Association of School Administrators has named Dr. Lynne Kovash, superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools, as a 2017 Administrator of Excellence. She will be recognized for her leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional and community affairs during the MASA/MASE Spring Conference. Read More »

School Board approves calendar for 2017-18 school year

Published March 1, 2017

At its meeting on Feb. 27, the Moorhead School Board approved the calendar for the 2017-18 school year. Classes will begin Sept. 5, 2017. Read More »

Welcome

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.