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.

Lottery Policy
Each academic section has the capacity for 22 students. Students that enroll after an academic section 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. 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. However, current students and siblings have preference over the lottery.

When the application period closes, if there are more applications than openings in a grade, students will be selected by lottery on the second Tuesday in March at 10:00 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 place 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.

  • Apply Online:

    • 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

  • Immunization records

  • 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.