REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL TREATMENT CENTER
80 Lake Street
Auburn, Maine 04210
Map of Regional Educational Treatment Center
Phone:  207-786-4498
Fax:  207-783-9949
Web Site:  http://www.auburnschl.edu/education/dept/dept.php?sectiondetailid=10930&linkid=nav-menu-container-1-

Grades: 

4th - 12th
Enrollment:  25
Setting:  Small City/Town
District:  Auburn School Department

Welcome to Regional Educational Treatment Center!
WHO ATTENDS THIS PROGRAM?

RETC - A Regional (Tuition Based) program - Grades 4-9
SOS - A Secondary Auburn Board based program - Grades 9-12
  • Special education students with diagnosed emotional, behavioral or mental health difficulties
  • Eligibility – Students from Poland; Mechanic Falls; Minot; Turner; Greene; Leeds; Lisbon; Lisbon Falls; Auburn and Lewiston. Other systems as openings are available.

    WHEN IS THE PROGRAM IN SESSION?

  • 175 School Days / following Auburn School Department calendar
  • Extended school year programming for students to maintain education and behavioral skills
  • School day: 8:30 am -2:30 pm
  • Average 18 Months enrollment. (Diagnostic to 2 years)

    WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM OFFER?

    Academic, Psychological, Social and Recreational Services
  • Academic

  • Individual and small group work available at individual grade levels
  • Emphasis on basic skills
  • Transition planning; including prevocational and vocational information
  • Basic work experience:
    - Food Preparation Program (Deali's)
    - Wooden Banks/Toys Program
  • Psychological

  • Consulting to staff and parents
  • Small group work
  • Referral to community psychological and psychiatric services
  • Assessments
  • Social

  • Individual and small group social skills training
    Coordination of community resources counseling - outpatient - In home supports
  • Linking to after school programs - Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and YWCA, local team sports
  • Recreational

  • Physical education instructions
  • Small group recreation activities
  • Personal fitness
  • Hobby groups
  • Bowling
  • Chess club
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking

    HOW DO THESE PROGRAMS DIFFER FROM SENDING SCHOOL PROGRAMS?
  • This is a Special Purpose Day School that provides students with emotional and/or behavioral supports.
  • All staff are Special Education Trained / Certified or Licensed.
  • Class size is generally five (5) students with one (1) staff (including Educational Technicians)
  • This is a small school consisting of a maximum of 45 students in elementary, middle, and secondary level classrooms.
  • This program provides Social Work services such as:
    - Group and individual work with students and families
    - Work with problems in community that impact school success
    - School and community resources are mobilized to enable students to benefit from education.

    HOW DOES A STUDENT QUALIFY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
  • Students are referred through each school system's P.E.T. process.
  • The Admissions Board reviews all applications for possible placement.