Academic Support

  • The office of Academic Support helps students achieve success through a variety of interventions and programs.

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  • Dyslexia Services

    The Hays CISD Dyslexia Program uses a structured, sequential, explicit approach to teaching reading, spelling, and writing skills as an intervention for learners identified with dyslexia.

     Components of Instruction:

    • Phonological awareness
    • Phonic coding
    • Vocabulary
    • Reading fluency
    • Reading comprehension

    Dyslexia is a lifelong condition.  With proper help, many people with dyslexia can learn to read and write well.  Early identification and treatment is the key to helping individuals with dyslexia achieve in school and in life.  Most people with dyslexia need help from a teacher, tutor, or therapist specially trained in using a multisensory, structured language approach.  It is important for these individuals to be taught by a systematic and explicit method that involves several senses (hearing, seeing, touching) at the same time.  Students with dyslexia often need a great deal of structured practice and immediate, corrective feedback to develop automatic word recognition skills.

    Click here for a list of Campus Dyslexia Specialists

    Click here for additional information about Dyslexia

    Click here for resources for students with Dyslexia

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  • General Education Homebound (GEH)

    When a student has a tragic accident or other serious medical issue that requires them to miss 4 or more weeks of school, they can qualify for homebound services.  This program allows a certified teacher to provide weekly instructional support in the home environment for up to 4 hours weekly.  This service must be mandated by a licensed physician and approved by a committee on the child’s home campus.

    Click here for additional information about General Education Homebound (GEH) Services


  • Intervention (MTSS)

    This program, also known as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) collects achievement data on students at regular intervals and then provides them with targeted support.  Some intervention occurs in the classroom and sometimes this support occurs in a separate location by a teacher with unique knowledge and skills. 

    Click here for additional information about MTSS