The RSEC Academy

The RSEC Academy |

PO Box 370, 31 Old Nashua Road, Amherst NH 03031


Contact: Janet Reed, Director |


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 challenge sand the communication skills they need to confidently and successfully return to their school district, post-secondary education, or work setting.

The RSEC Academy serves up to 40 male and female students, ages 9-21 years (grades 5-12). The day program runs for 180 days, with a 15-day extended school year through customized summer programs. The RSEC Academy is approved by the NH Department of Education and is diploma granting. Extended school year options are available.

The RSEC Academy is uniquely tailored to provide education and life skills to:

  • Students with specific learning disabilities
  • Students with a speech or language impairment
  • Students with other health impairments
  • Students with autism and/or diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Students with emotional disturbance (such as, anxiety disorder or school phobia)
  • Students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing

Programs and services offered at The RSEC Academy:

  • Google for Education
  • Language-based instruction, including Wilson Reading System®, the 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, video game, jam, movie nights, and after-school recreational sports
  • Transition services, including vocational program opportunities, portfolio development, job shadows, college tours and fairs, career exploration, post-high school testing and vocational rehabilitation

To apply:


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 TEAM meeting. At this point, the enrollment process is complete.


Posted July 25, 2012 by nhpsea

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