Tower View Alternative High School in Red Wing, Minnesota is a program sponsored by the Goodhue County Education District and staffed by Red Wing Public Schools, it serves students ages 16-21 who find mainstream public education an ineffective path to academic success and a high school diploma.
Located on an historic 350-acre estate, Tower View’s beautiful campus environment is less institutionalized and more relationship-based. Learning is individualized and classes are small. Most coursework is self-paced and all work is completed on-site; there is no homework.
To help reduce stress of completing academic work by a fixed graduation date, each student earns semester credits along a time continuum not exceeding the student’s 21st birthday.(NOTE: Based upon course productivity during available attendance hours, each student may determine when he or she graduates, whether that is before, after, or on expected time of graduation.
Tower View shares the same school calendar as Red Wing High School, and students may participate in various Red Wing High School activities and classes.
A completed application can be sent to Tower View. Once received, a Tower View staff member will follow-up with a phone call to let the applicant know of next steps. If there is a waiting list for entrance into Tower View, the applicant will be informed of that. If there is not a waiting list, and immediate enrollment is possible, an intake meeting will be set-up.
If you have any questions about the Tower View application process, please contact Carianne at 388-8963.
Click on link below to download the application.
Tower View offers a wide range of academic programming to help ensure students develop on the path to graduation and post-secondary education and training.
A full program of studies affords students the opportunity to take a variety of challenging, yet interesting and engaging, courses. Some of the unique courses at Tower View include Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Science, Community Interaction, Work Experience, Leaders in Training, Film Studies, and Robotics. Of course, there are many more great courses offered at Tower View.
Tower View Alternative High School's Work Experience Department has developed a small business class that raises money for donations to different entities in Red Wing. The product we sell are soy based candles. Tower View Candle Company has had positive reviews for their candle’s long burn time and nice scent. Each 1/2 pint candle is $5.00 with 50% of proceeds going toward donation (last year money will be donated to Out of the Darkness (part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) and 50% going toward buying supplies.
TV Support Programming
- A weekly advisory time for students to connect with each other and an adult staff member
- School-wide events, including a fall retreat, a holiday dinner, and a spring BBQ
- Student-led conferences in the fall and in the spring
- The availability of a school social worker and school psychologist to meet the needs of individual students
- A weekly staff meeting where the staff reviews how students are doing and what can be done to best meet each student's needs
Support for Students Who Need to Work
At Tower View, we understand that in some situations, students need to work. We offer the opportunity for students that work to earn credit in our Career/Technical Education department. We also offer courses that help students create resumes, fill out job applications, and prepare for job interviews.
In addition, Tower View may be able to offer a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of working students.
Please contact Tower View to see if we might be a good fit for your situation.
Teen Parent Support at Tower View
If you, or someone you know, is a current or expectant teen parent, Tower View may offer the support you need to get your high school diploma.