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Blue Smoke

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600 Bruce Street
Crookston, MN 56716

Tel:  (218) 470-8325
Fax: (218) 281-0453

Red River Valley Juvenile Center building exterior

Northern Lights Academy


Northern Lights Academy serves the educational needs of students ages 10 to 18 residing at the Red River Valley Juvenile Center. 

Offerings include:


  • Utilizing two separate classrooms, two certified teachers serve up to eight students in a secured setting and up to eight students in a non secure setting coming from districts throughout northwest Minnesota

  • Small group and independent study approaches are utilized

  • Curricula is designed around students' educational needs

  • Basic literacy skills remediation is emphasized

  •  Students have access to Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment II (MCA II) test preparation and administration

  • Special Education services are available to students with special needs

  • Transcripts of class hours earned by students are sent to students' home schools


Jenifer Dockter


Jeff Perreault


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