The RSEC Academy is uniquely tailored to provide education and life skills to students with specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, other health impairments, autism, emotional disturbance (such as anxiety disorder or school phobia) or deaf and/or hard of hearing.
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Location and Facilities:
The Academy’s high school is housed in a one-story building in Amherst, with the middle school housed in an adjacent one-story building. The school includes a science lab as well as a large community room that serves as a space for student meetings, workshops, conferences and performances. The school is surrounded by grassy areas used for soccer, volleyball and community games.
Download an application at https://rsec.org/rsec-academy-high-school/about-rsecacademy-high-school/admissions/. The Academy’s admissions committee will review completed applications and schedule an interview with a student’s parents and representative from their referring school district. A full-day visit for the student is also part of the admissions process. Accepted students are first enrolled for a 45-day diagnostic period, followed by a TEAMmeeting. At this point, the enrollment process is complete.
Programs and Services:
Google for Education; Language-based instruction, including Orton Gillingham approach, and the Lindamood Bell programs; experiential learning opportunities, including Project Adventure, a three-day overnight fall retreat focused on community building, and community service days; social skills programming using Social Thinking curriculum, and extracurricular opportunities, including student government, student leadership, school store, ski program, clubs and after-school recreational sports; and transition services, including vocational program opportunities, ELOs, portfolio development, job shadows, college tours and fairs, career exploration, post-high school testing and vocational rehabilitation.
Approved by the NH Department of Education, Diploma granting, extended school year options.
History and Philosophy:
The RSEC Academy helps students overcome learning challenges in a supportive environment, so they become independent learners with strong literacy skills. In addition to an individualized curriculum, students gain an understanding of their learning challenges and the communication skills they need to confidently and successfully return to their school district, post- secondary education, or work setting.