School is a normal activity for children and adolescents. When a child is in the hospital, it can interrupt the normal pattern of schooling. The hospital school program can offer a familiar routine.
Hospital School also gives children a chance to be creative and productive while maintaining a sense of identity and hope. Hospital School services will commence once approval has been provided to the teacher from the student's home district.
Goals of Hospital School
- Use the hospital stay as a positive event
- Develop an academic plan for all school age patients, taking into account their medical condition.
- Provide instruction that will enable a child to return to class/homebound instruction with little loss of educational standing.
- Prepare the students for all required tests, including Regent exams