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What's happening at the Runestone Regional Learning Center?

Jamie Sandberg, a social studies teacher at Runestone Regional Learning Center in Alexandria, recently helped a student with a project. The center will host an open house on Monday, November 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. (Contributed photo)

Fall quarter will soon end for the 115 students currently enrolled at the Runestone Regional Learning Center (RRLC) in Alexandria.

RRLC will hold an open house and parent-teacher conferences on Monday, November 5 from 4 to 6 pm. The public is invited to stop in, tour the facility, meet the director and teachers, and ask questions.

RRLC is located at 700 Northside Drive NE (behind McDonald's north, next to the Klothes Kloset).


The RRLC is available for any qualifying student who wants to complete their high school education, needs to catch up on course work from their current high school, or has not been successful in their traditional high school setting for a variety of reasons.

Students may enroll any time during the year. Classes operate on a continuous basis (including summer, daytime and evening class options) and are free of charge.

Students younger than 16 must attend school daily. Students older than 16 can participate on a full or part time basis, depending on their personal need(s) or jobs. There is an on-site nursery available for students who are parents.

The RRLC is organized and operated by the Runestone Area Education District (RAED). RAED is composed of six school districts (Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis and Parkers Prairie) within Douglas, Pope and Otter Tail counties.

The RAED is governed by a six member board of directors, with one board member from each of the participating schools appointed to the RAED board. The superintendents from each district are ex-officio members.

The mission of RAED is to offer a wide range of cost effective high quality educational programming and services with expertly skilled personnel who deliver state-of-the-art services to its member districts.


More information about RAED/RRLC is available online at

High School Diploma Program highlights:

--Attendance is mandatory for students younger than 16.

--Attendance can be full or part time for students older than 16.

--Progress is based on units of production (work completed).

--Plans are individualized for each student.

--Access available to programs and services of the regular high school if a student chooses.

--Flexible time scheduling.

--Work experience program available.

--Teen parent component.

--Chemical dependency support system.

--Access to vocational programs.

--Core Class option available.

--Credits transfer to all Minnesota schools.

--MCA Test prep classes offered.

--Post secondary scholarships available.