Genesis Academy purchases treatment center building

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Students at Genesis Classical Academy (GCA) in Winnebago will be attending school at a different location this fall.

And, it will not be at the former school building owned by Veterans Enterprises, Inc. of Madelia.

United Hospital District (UHD) of Blue Earth has sold the former Adolescent Treatment Center (ATC) facility and campus to GCA.

Rick Ash, CEO of United Hospital District, says for the past 10 years UHD and ATC staff have promoted and encouraged the education, health and well-being of adolescents.

Now, that will be able to continue with the sale of the building to Genesis Academy.

“We are pleased that this beautiful facility can continue to be used by another local non-profit organization with the focus on children and education for the benefit of the broader community,” says Ash.

Five years ago Genesis Academy opened its doors with nearly 30 students in grades pre-K through 4th located in the north end of Heartland Senior Living-Parker Oaks campus.

Genesis board president Bill Erickson says the new campus will be a tremendous asset for the non-denominational Christian school to grow into a pre-K through grade 12 academy.

“It will allow us to continue to offer a rich and robust educational alternative for area students and families,” says Erickson. “This move will also provide Genesis a permanent home with room to expand.”

GAC officials say that renovation at the ATC is currently under way to adapt the building to meet the school’s needs.

Genesis, which has more than tripled in size since opening, is currently enrolling students in grades pre-K through 9th for the upcoming school year.

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