1:17 Dyslexia Class


“To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.”

Perimeter Christian School’s 1:17 Program is a specialized class established for serving our in-house covenant students with diagnosed dyslexia.  The 1:17 classes offer a high-quality, comprehensive Orton Gillingham approach, which is applied to all areas of Perimeter’s broad curriculum.  Multisensory instruction encompassing kinesthetic, visual, auditory, and tactile learning are used throughout every subject.

1:17 students receive necessary remediation in reading, math, science, and language arts. Grade level participation with peers in enrichment programs such as art, PE, music, and grade level field trips is an integral part of the program. Our desire and focus is for all 1:17 students to stay on grade level and be successful in the classroom, thus enabling them to transition into subsequent grade level classes, following a maximum of 3 years of remediation. We are committed to growing each student’s confidence as an independent learner through our discipleship model of teaching, thus holding true with Perimeter’s commitment to raise generations of children who truly love to learn.

Highlights of Class 1:17 include:

  • Biblical worldview integrated into all subjects
  • Small student – teacher ratio for close relational learning
  • An environment that promotes love of learning over performance
  • A minimum of 60 minutes of Orton Gillingham reading therapy a day
  • Specifically trained teachers for the needs of the students
  • Research-based exercises integrated after every hour
  • Lessons planned for student (or small group of students) organized according to skill level
  • Inclusion of students into all grade level enrichment and large group activities
  • Formal scheduled conferences and informal assessment throughout the year