River Valley Academy (RVA), HVED’s Area Learning Center (ALC) serves students in middle school and high school (up to age 21) who meet qualifying criteria. The ALC is able to provide special education services to those students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). An IEP is not required for enrollment in the ALC. This program provides personalized instruction to meet the learner’s needs. Students may be able to work more independently on the courses they need. Member Districts have the opportunity to offer Satellite Area Learning Center (ALC) programming within their local district. Students are required to get a referral from their home district prior to enrolling in RVA.

Services Available at ALC:

  • Small group instruction
  • Individualized instruction
  • Mental Health services


8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Clover Schmitt, Ph. D.                                             
Director of Special Education                                                                          


Sam Clark
Program Coordinator
Phone: 507-459-5369