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.

Education

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 operates in two locations:  
      • RAES East, located in Galesburg, serves Galesburg, Knoxville, Williamsfield, and R.O.W.V.A school districts.
      • RAES West, located in Monmouth, serves Abingdon/Avon, Monmouth/Roseville, Mercer County, United and West Central 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
    • RAES evening HiSet/GED courses are offered in three locations: Galesburg, Monmouth, and Carthage.
    • This program serves students 17 years of age or older.  

  • Adult ESL courses in the day and evening for English language learners. 
    • RAES 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

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, 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 http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Us

Joe McQueen

Joe McQueen
Director of Regional Alternative Educational Services/Homeless and Truancy

Michelle Shepler

Michelle Shepler
Assistant Director of Regional Alternative Educational Services

Josh Corbin

Josh Corbin
Assistant Director of Regional Alternative Educational Services

RAES East

Sue Washington-Galesburg Administrative Assistant

Sue Washington
Admin. Assistant

Nicolette Fox

Nicolette Fox
Edgenuity Coordinator

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson
RAES Support Staff

Jeremy Randolph

Jeremy Randolph
RAES East Instructor

Kayla Stewart

Kayla Stewart
RAES East Instructor

   

RAES West

Melinda Whiteman

Melinda Whiteman
Admin. Assistant

Brittany Lumberry

Brittany Lumberry
RAES West Instructor

Mark Zhorne

Mark Zhorne
RAES West Instructor

Emilia Tygrett

Emilia Tygrett
RAES Support Staff

Mitchell McVey

Mitchell McVey
RAES West Instructor

Nikola Pavlovic

Nikola Pavlovic
RAES GED Instructor

Locations

RAES East
​235 E Main
​Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-345-0101

RAES West
105 N. E Street
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-3818