Blue Smoke

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600 Bruce Street

Crookston, MN 56716

Tel:  (218) 470-8325

Fax: (218) 281-0453

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