Prairie Lakes Education Center

  • Prairie Lakes Education Center provides the education program to Prairie Lakes Youth Programs through the Willmar Public Schools for residential on-site students. Since 1991, the program has served youth, ages 12-18 from all areas of Minnesota.  The mission of Prairie Lakes Education Center is "to prepare students for success now and in the future by becoming lifelong learners."  We do this by upholding our beliefs, staff commitments and holding students to a high standard. This Care and Treatment program works with 340--400 students per year from approximately 80 school districts. School program highlights include:
    • Transition to and from home school district and other placements;
    • Special education services;
    • EL services;
    • GED preparation;
    • Career Readiness Competency Education
    • Educational standards implemented in coursework;
    • School credit toward graduation;
    • Individual instruction as needed
    • MCA Testing in Reading, Math, and Science

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  • Prairie Lakes Education Center

    1804 Civic Center Drive, Willmar, MN 56201
    Phone: (320) 214-6696
    Fax: (320) 235-3654


    Dan Halvorson
    Ext 6571


    Kelly Schneck
    Ext. 6585