RSCE - Regional Services Education Center

The RSEC Academy Middle School

Grades 5-8

The Academy Middle School recognizes the inherent differences among students and their individual needs. Our staff provides class work that challenges students to utilize their strengths to focus on their weaknesses, while stretching them to learn new information in the classroom and real world settings. Through thematic units, The Academy directly and systematically teaches reading, writing, organizational skills, and social skills. Our staff offers multiple opportunities to practice newly acquired skills in a variety of settings that help stimulate learning.

At the Academy, a student's self-esteem is based on authentic success. The student must be an integral part of planning and assessment. The first step in gaining the cooperation of a student is to demonstrate objective proof of genuine progress toward shared learning objectives.

Engaging experiential activities allow students to observe, discover, and actively engage in learning while gaining knowledge in natural settings and across the curriculum. Student achievement is assessed using a variety of tools that provide each student with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in a manner that matches their individual learning style. Throughout the year, our students develop a portfolio that chronicles their personal and academic achievement.


The mission of The Academy Middle School is to provide an ungraded, caring, and stimulating environment that encourages children to grow academically, socially, and morally and to become responsible, contributing, and respectful young adults.

Hear what our students have to say.

The RSEC Academy Middle School

31 Old Nashua Road, P.O. Box 370, Amherst, NH 03031

603-673-6656 • Fax: 673-5488

Janet Reed, Director
Stan Shupe, Assistant Director

Academy Teacher in Running for 2016 NH Teacher of the Year

Bridgette Doucette-Howell is a finalist in the NH Department of Education’s NH Teacher of the Year award.