Student Placement Center
Mon, Tues, Wed,Fri   7:30am - 4:30pm
Thurs 12:00pm - 4:30pm

2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul 55114

Special Education Programs/Schools

Students are referred to these programs based on needs that may not be met in traditional high school settings. Please contact the Student Placement Center (651-632-3760) for more information on enrolling in these schools.


Journeys Secondary    90 Western Ave. S.    651-744-1900

At Journeys, we don’t let labels define us. Our school gives students with emotional or behavioral disabilities a structured place to learn skills and gain confidence. Students concentrate on academics in the morning and participate in career and job related activities in the afternoon, preparing them for life after high school. Our small school allows students to focus on what matters for their future. As they move through our program they may discover a hidden talent or a new interest that will take them through adulthood.


RiverEast Elementary and Secondary    1055 Mackubin St.    651-312-9030

With a mental health focus, our program provides therapeutic services to students in grades K-8. Small class sizes – no more than eight students per teacher – mean lots of individual attention. Each classroom is assigned a special education teacher, a paraprofessional and a mental health practitioner. Our dedicated staff works closely with caregivers, doctors and case managers to ensure a program that meets each student’s needs. Through our motivational behavior program, students work in a token economy by earning points for demonstrating skills and participating in therapy.


Bridge View School    350 Colborne St.    651-293-8640

Bridge View School is a K-12 specialized school that serves the learning needs of students with moderate-severe developmental disabilities. A highly trained and dedicated staff creates a meaningful school experience that enriches the lives of students in academics and independent living skills. Bridge View School individually helps students learn to communicate, make choices and experience the world in which they live. Bridge View offers a variety of related services such as a therapeutic pool, music therapy, speech, occupational and physical therapy, social work and nursing, as well as an adaptive playground. Staff work closely with parents to set achievable goals for their child.


Focus Beyond   340 Colborne St.     651-293-5997

Our program works with young adults ages 18-21 who have unmet special education needs. Teachers, specialists and community partners work closely with students to help them learn skills they need for employment, post-secondary opportunities and independent living. Our program offers vocational training labs, community-based settings, and on-site seminars in employment, independent living, communication safety, self-advocacy and career planning. Focus Beyond gives students the skills and resources they need for successful transition from school to community.