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 individualized 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 the 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 a successful transition from school to the community.