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Academic Support Services

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge." International Dyslexia Association (IDA)             
  • As many as one in five students have dyslexia (ranging in severity).
  • Many people who are dyslexic are of average to above average intelligence.
  • Students with dyslexia NEED a unique style of reading instruction.
  • Undiagnosed or without special instruction, dyslexia can lead to frustration, school failure, and low self-esteem.
At Central, we do not diagnose dyslexia.  Some of our students have been tested and diagnosed at the Fundamental Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas.  At CCS, however, we DO screen struggling students for dyslexic tendencies (with parent approval, of course) and offer our services to students who fit a dyslexic profile.
Central Christian’s Literacy Excellence Program uses two explicit, structured, instructional curriculums, Alphabetic Phonics and Multisensory Reading and Spelling, for students with dyslexia or dyslexic tendencies who are enrolled in the program. Mrs. Stacy Nather directs the program. She and another teacher have been trained as Literacy Intervention Specialists and lead students through the program.
In order to cover the added costs of this specialized instruction, the school board has determined the following fees. These fees cover the salaries of the instructors along with additional materials needed. 

Literacy Excellence Program Charges
  • $3,000 per student/year
  • $200 one-time materials fee
Payment plans are available

If you have an interest in this program, please contact Literacy Services Specialist, Stacy Nather.

More information on dyslexia can be found at:

KEEP Scholarship

Central Christian School has been approved as a vendor for the Kansas KEEP Program. This means that the $1,000 scholarship can be used toward the cost of our Literacy Services program. 

To apply, visit