The office of Academic Support helps students achieve success through a variety of interventions and programs.
Dyslexia is a neurobiological learning disability in which students have difficulty with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and have poor spelling and decoding abilities. Students are screened for dyslexia in early elementary and those who demonstrate characterizes of the disorder can be evaluated for additional support through Section 504 as described above.
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
Homebound Academy 2021-2022
With virtual learning not funded, Hays CISD has created what will be known this year as the “Hays Homebound Academy,” using an existing program that is funded, and allows students who qualify, to learn from home. The program has some legal requirements, but the district intends to work with families who are interested in this option to provide some choice for parents who, considering their unique family circumstances, are concerned about COVID.
Click here to learn more about Homebound Academy.
This program, also known as Response-to-Intervention (RtI) 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 a list of RtI Facilitators
Click here for letter to parents regarding RtI.
Haga clic aquí para obtener una carta a los padres sobre RtI.
Click here for additional information about RtI.
Students with disabilities often have unique learning needs. Federal law offers protection from discrimination and access to accommodations as needed to ensure equal access to the curriculum.
Click here for a list of 504 Campus Coordinators
Click here for additional information about Section 504
The Meadows Center strives to prevent educational risk. The Helping Your Kid With... videos linked here are resources for families seeking ways to support their children in various content areas with effective practices.