RSCE - Regional Services Education Center

Programs

The RSEC Academy
Middle School
and High School

Established: 1996 | Grades 5-8 (Middle School), Grades 9-12 (High School)

The RSEC Academy provides a Middle and Senior High program, and is approved by the NH Department of Education as a Non-Public School, and for Special Education (Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism, Emotional Disturbance [Anxiety Disorder or School Phobia], Other Health Impaired, Speech or Language Impairment, Deafness, Hearing Impairment), and the granting of diplomas.

The RSEC Academy was developed in response to a growing community need recognized by local school districts for students identified with specific language based learning disabilities. The mission of The Academy is to provide students with skills and strategies that will allow them to transition successfully back to their sending school, on to further education, or to the community work force. Although of average or above average intellectual ability, students referred to The Academy require significant language support services and small class size in order to meet academic success due to the severity of their disability. If required, Speech Language and Occupational Therapy services are available. By providing a locally based alternative, students are able to participate in vocational classes in area technical schools, extra-curricular activities with their peers, access local support services, and remain with their families within the community. The Academy offers a Middle School and diploma granting High School program. Experiential, as well as adventure activities, are a component of the curriculum. Staff hold NH Department of Education teaching certifications, have received specialized training for their participation and leadership in the experiential and adventure activities and PBIS. The RSEC Academy offers a summer program for current and prospective students as well as other students deemed appropriate for the services.

Longview School

Established: 2000 | Grades 9-12

Longview School provides a High School program and is approved by the NH Department of Education as a Non-Public School, and for Special Education (Emotional Disturbance, Specific Learning Disabilities, Other Health Impaired), and the granting of diplomas.

The Longview School opened in September 2000 to meet the increasing programmatic needs for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities in the southern NH region. Students take part in a variety of project-based, hands-on experiences that incorporate adventure, arts, and self-discovery. The therapeutic program requires students to challenge themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally. The program facility is a new log structure located on the highest peak of a 154-acre campus bordering Pawtuckaway State Park. The wilderness setting is ideal for academic studies, inspiration for the art program, and Adventure Based Counseling activities. Students are placed at Longview by their local school districts and the program allows for small classes and individual attention. Future plans include nature trails, an environmental center, and a ropes course as curriculum enrichment components, as well as providing opportunities for school and community partnership. Limited enrollment allows for small classes and individual attention. Staff hold NH Department of Education teaching certifications, and have received specialized training for their participation and leadership in the Adventure Based Counseling (ABC) component of the program. The ABC program consists of off-site activities approximately once per week, and three-day expeditions approximately two to three times per year. Longview School offers a summer program for current and prospective students as well as other students deemed appropriate for the services.

Sunrise Children’s Center

Established: September 1989 | Ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Before and After School Program through Grade 4

Sunrise is licensed by the NH Department of Education as an approved Special Education program (all disabilities) and by the NH Bureau of Childcare Licensing.

Sunrise provides full-day, half-day, and drop-in care programs for children ages 6 weeks to age 6. Sunrise also offers an after-school program for children Kindergarten through grade 4, as well as care during school vacations, snow days, delayed openings, and early releases. Summer programs are available for all children. Enrichment activities such as Cooking class, Zumba, and Drums Alive are available to enhance the children’s weekly experiences. Sunrise is an inclusionary early childhood educational center, and support services can be made available as needed.

Educational Evaluation and Therapy Services

Established: 1974

Evaluations, Supervision of School District Staff, Therapies, and Tutorials
Educational Evaluator: John O. Willis, S.A.I.F.

These services are offered to school districts and families along with Therapy services such as Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and direct services such as Reading Tutorial.

Workshops and Consultation

RSEC offers a variety of consultation services, training workshops, and conferences in addition to the above programs and services.