Looking To Enroll?
Thank you for expressing interest in enrollment at River’s Edge Academy. We are looking forward to welcoming you into the community. As a public, charter high school, all students have equal opportunity for enrollment. We accept applications for the upcoming school year during the enrollment period October 1st through March 1st.
Current Year Enrollment:
We will accept applications for the current school year on a rolling basis. If enrollment in a student’s grade is not full, students will be automatically accepted. If the grade is full, students will be placed on a waiting list until a spot opens up. Students will be notified of their status upon submission of application.
Each academic section has the capacity for 20 students. Students that enroll after an grade is full will be placed on waiting list and contacted via phone and mail if/when an opening occurs on the order in which they apply. To best serve students’ academic and behavioral needs, REA will end the enrollment period (for the current year) after the first week of second, third and fourth quarter. Refer to the board approved school calendar for relevant dates.
The application period for the upcoming school year begins on October 1 and ends at 3:30 PM on March 1. When the application period has closed, all registrations collected have an equal chance to be selected by lottery. River’s Edge Academy will give enrollment preference to a sibling of an enrolled pupil and to a foster child of that pupil's parents. Per Minnesota Statute 124E.11(g): Once a student is enrolled in the school, the student is considered enrolled in the school until the student formally withdraws or is expelled under the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act.
When the application period for the upcoming school year closes, if there are more applications than openings in a grade, students will be selected by lottery on the second Tuesday in March at 10 AM. Students not selected in the lottery will be put on a waiting list according to their lottery number. If a grade still has openings after the lottery, students will be enrolled as applications are received. If additional applications are received after the grade is at capacity, a waiting list will be formed based upon the date a registration form is received.
If the academic section is full and a student is placed on the waiting list after a lottery, parents/guardians sign an “Enrollment Contract” stating the student will be attending in the fall or a “Waiting List Contract” indicating they would like their student to remain on the waiting list. Responses must be received within 3 weeks after the lottery date or students will lose their place.
Are you interested in enrollment?
We encourage students and families who are interested in enrollment to contact us to schedule a tour and visit.
Call: 651-234-0150 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online HERE
Upon completing the application, students should expect a response within one week.
We will contact you to schedule a visit and discuss enrollment.
Intake appointments are required for students ready to enroll:
To schedule an intake appointment, please call 651-234-0150 and ask for Adrienne Eldridge, Student Affairs Administrator.
The building hours are 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Walk-in appointments are accepted as time permits, however we encourage you to schedule an intake appointment.
Please bring the following information to your intake appointment:
The student and legal parent/guardian should be present at the intake appointment.
Birth certificate, passport, I-94 or other government-issued with proof of name and age.
Records from the previous school including:
High school transcripts
Name, address and phone number of the previous school attended
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or other records for special education students, if applicable
Other school records that are applicable
During intake appointment, students and families will meet with REA staff to:
Learn about the curriculum and resources available to students at River’s Edge Academy.
Receive the required enrollment paperwork.
Discuss the enrollment process and start date.
Schedule required Crew Enrollment Meeting with the student’s Crew Leader (advisor).
- These meetings are scheduled within the first two weeks of enrollment.