Regional Alternative Education Services (RAES)

"We RAES up!"

The Regional Alternative Educational Services (R.A.E.S.) is an ROE 33 ran alternative school for students living in the service areas located within the Regional Office of Education #33 districts (Henderson, Knox, Mercer, and Warren counties). We serve students who for a variety of reasons need an alternative educational setting to be successful academically.  

Our programs use a combination of online curriculum (through Edgenuity and I-Pathways) and teacher-led instruction to meet the diverse learning styles of our students. Our R.A.E.S. staff recognizes the individual and unique needs of the variety of students in our programs and strives to meet those needs.

R.A.E.S offers a comprehensive and robust selection of academic programs: 

  • Alternative day school offering high school diploma curriculum
    • RAES Day High School diploma programs operate in Galesburg, IL
    • It serves Abingdon-Avon, Galesburg, Knoxville, Mercer County, Monmouth-Roseville, ROWVA, United, West Central and Williamsfield school districts.
    • This program serves students from 6th through 12th grade.
  • Adult Education evening school for a combination of HiSET/GED classes and high school diploma curriculum
    • Adult Education evening HiSet/GED courses are offered in four locations: Galesburg, Monmouth, Carthage and Bushnell.
    • This program serves students 17 years of age or older.  
  • Adult ESL courses in the day and evening for English language learners. 
    • Adult ESL courses are offered in two locations: Galesburg and Monmouth.  
    • This program serves students 18 years of age or older.

The average enrollment for all RAES programs is 125 students.


School Nutrition Program

We are pleased to inform you that RAES is a participating school in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast program Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the current school year.

What does this mean for you and your children attending RAES?

All enrolled students of RAES are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of this school year.  No further action is required of you.  Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632- 9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by (1)mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2)fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)email:

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


RAES permits and encourages public involvement in Local Wellness Policy development, implementation, updates, and reviews.  Anyone wishing to participate should contact RAES at 309-345-0101.

Contact Us

RAES Staff


​932 Harrison Street
​Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-345-0101