Having a child in the hospital can be overwhelming for parents so the Hospital School wants to provide as much information as possible to help you make decisions about your child's education. Please do not hesitate to call the school with your questions or concerns at 984.974.9497.
How can you help?
- Providing input about their child's educational background, strength, and weaknesses.
- Giving permission to contact the student's local school,
allowing teachers to begin the vital process of collaboration and
advocacy with the local school.
- Encouraging their child to cooperate with the Hospital School teacher to complete lessons and assignments.
- Bringing books and assignments for planned hospital admissions.
- For special education students, providing copies of the
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and any testing results are
Attending our School
Is there a charge for attendance?
Do students get credit?
- There is no charge for the
Hospital School program. It is funded by the taxpayers of North
Carolina, just like any other public school.
What services are provided?
- Since the Hospital School is
part of the public school system, credit must be given by the local
school for assignments completed at the Hospital School and for the
number of school days in attendance.
What is the role of the local school?
- Direct instruction
for K-12 students, young adults through age 21 who have not yet
graduated from high school and Pre-K children with disabilities.
Instruction is based on assignments from the student's local school, the
North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the student's individual
- Liaison with
the local school to ensure student is not counted absent while enrolled
in the Hospital School, obtain information about assignments, obtain
school history, make suggestions and recommendations for services and/or
transition planning upon the student's return to the community.
- Academic testing
- Preschool screening for 3 and 4 year olds
- Providing information on the
student's cognitive and academic levels of functioning, peer
relationships, attendance and observations.
- Working with hospital teachers as they plan instruction.
- Collaborating with the
student's hospital "team" including teachers, doctors, social workers
and other health care professionals to plan an appropriate educational
program during hospitalization and to facilitate the student's
transition back to the community.
- When appropriate, keeping in touch with the student through cards, phone calls, Skype/Facetime.
Resources for parents and educators of students with special needs
Student Interest Survey