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Red Rock Ridge Alternative Learning Center / ALC

 
The Red Rock Ridge School is located in Windom, Minnesota and services students in grades 9-12.  Our education staff works with the student’s resident district to ensure academic programs meet the individual needs of each student.  Academic courses are offered are in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and elective classes include Art, Greenhouse, Landscaping, Woods, Computers, Independent Living Skills, and Physical Education.  The ALC offers a basic curriculum in addition to Independent Study, night classes and summer school.  
 
The students at the ALC have the opportunity to participate in support groups which are held once a week.  These groups are facilitated by a licensed social worker.  We also offer a parenting group for students who are parents or are expecting which is sponsored by Cottonwood/Jackson Public Health. This group is held one time per week during the student's lunch period.  The Red Rock Ridge Alternative Learning Center serves students from the tri-county area.
        
Philosophy:  The District 0991 Red Rock Ridge Area Learning Center recognized the unique needs and life circumstances of learners who require an alternative to the traditional school setting.The ALC staff offers programming in a safe, caring environment that focuses on meaningful, learning experiences and encourages personal growth a self-directed, life-long learning.  We believe that competencies in academic, social and life skills are necessary for an individual to live and work as a responsible citizen.The ALC is designed to provide a second-change educational option for qualifying students enrolling in quality programming culminating in a high school diploma.The District 9991 Red Rock Ridge Area Learning Center is a State of Minnesota approved program, not a GED program.The Red Rock Ridge Area Learning Center (ALC) provided eligible student the opportunity to work toward high school graduation and to earn a diploma from their home district.
 
Mission Statement:  The Mission of District 0991 Red Rock Ridge Area Learning Center includes
To provide each learner with the choice to meet high school graduation requirements, this includes the master of academic, behavioral and communication skills to prepare individuals to become responsible citizens in a multi-cultural society.
 
To provide the opportunity for students to develop academically by being aware of individual learning styles and to better evaluate student learning by effectively using performance assessments
 
To provide learners the opportunity to become active and accountable n their educational journey and to provide a learning environment that stimulates creativity and awareness to social skills
 
To prepare the students for employment-now and in the future.
 
Program Eligibility: Area Learning Centers were established in 1987 by the Minnesota State Legislature, as optional education programs available to eligible learners to assist them in succeeding in school, or to learners who wish to complete high school in a nontraditional setting designed to meet the individual needs of learners.
 
To become an eligible student of the Red Rock Ridge Area Learning Center, students must be ages 12 through adult, and meet one of the following qualifications:
Ages 12-20
Behind in graduation credits
Pregnant or a parent
Assessed as chemically dependent
Victim of physical or sexual abuse
Experience mental health problem
Experience homelessness anytime within the last 6 months
Expelled or excluded form a school district 
Speak English as a second language or has limited English proficiency 
Referred by two of the following: District, Parent, Community Support Services