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River Bend Education District

River Bend Area Learning Center

1315 S Broadway St, New Ulm, MN, 56073-3474

Distance: 1176 Miles

(507) 359-8780


Service Details


Provides opportunities for at-risk and truant students grades 7-12 to earn a high school diploma through their home district.

Services include Day School, Independent Study and Summer School.

The River Bend Education District serves the following districts:
* Butterfield
* Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop
* Green Isle Community School
* Lafayette Charter School
* Madelia
* New Ulm
* St. James
* Sibley East
* Sleepy Eye


To be eligible a student must be in grades 7-12 or past their graduation year and under the age of twenty-one. Each student must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Perform substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age on a local achievement test

  2. Be at least one year behind in their course work or credits for graduation

  3. Be pregnant or a student parent

  4. Assessed as chemically dependent

  5. A victim of physical or sexual abuse

  6. Experienced mental health problems

  7. Experienced homelessness anytime within the last six months

  8. Expelled or excluded from a school district

  9. Speak English as a second language or has limited English proficiency

  10. Has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant

  11. Referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program

  12. Being treated in a hospital in the seven-county metropolitan area for cancer or/and resides with the pupil's family at least 60 miles beyond the outside boundary this area

Application Instructions

Referral forms are available online

Area Served

Brown County and surrounding counties


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 359-8700

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