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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)

Josh Haag, Principal, Career Academy/Alternative Education
Josh Haag,
Principal, Career Academy/Alternative Education
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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.

  • Red River ALC Main Office at Vista Center for Education is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8-11 a.m. You may leave a message for Red River ALC office staff at 218-284-2200. Regular office hours resume Monday-Friday on Aug. 12.
  • For questions related to the Monday Independent Study Program, please call Mary Broberg, lead teacher, at 218-284-2276 or Maret Kashmark, high school summer coordinator, at 218-284-2316. The Independent Study Program will run from Monday, June 17-Monday, Aug. 12 from 3-8 p.m. at Vista Center for Education, 2777 34th St. S. A makeup session is scheduled for Aug. 19.
  • As part of the summer food service program through Moorhead Schools, free meals for all children will be served at Northeast Park, Arrowhead Park, Bennett Park, Belsley Park, Queens Park, Romkey Park and Moorhead High School. Additionally, the YMCA is offering the summer food program at Ellen Hopkins and Robert Asp Elementary Schools. See the complete summer meals schedule.
  • Registration for 2019-20, which is required for all students, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21 or by appointment.

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 7. From June 10 through Aug. 9, office hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7-11 a.m. Friday. Regular hours resume Aug. 12.


Red River ALC math teacher named Vista Center Teacher of the Year

Published May 29, 2019

Mary Jo Good believes it was her passion for helping young people and her love for mathematics that drew her to becoming a math teacher. A Moorhead High School graduate, Good has been a mathematics teacher at Red River Area Learning Center for the last five years and was named this year’s Vista Center for Education Teacher of the Year.

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Task force continues to refine conceptual design for rebuilding Moorhead High

Published April 30, 2019

The Conceptual Design Task Force members reviewed a revised conceptual design for rebuilding Moorhead High School at their April 10 meeting. The Moorhead School Board received an update on this work at the April 22 board meeting.

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Parents/guardians invited to discuss educational equity at upcoming community talking circles

Published April 16, 2019

Moorhead Area Public Schools invites parents/guardians of current and former students to participate in a discussion about educational equity. The upcoming community talking circles are an opportunity to work and learn together to make our schools better places for all children. Read More »

School Board approves calendar for 2019-20 school year

Published February 20, 2019

At its meeting on Feb. 11, the Moorhead School Board approved the calendar for the 2019-20 school year. Classes will begin Sept. 3, 2019. The last day of classes for students is June 2, 2020, unless additional emergency makeup days are needed. 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.