Teachers in the BCPSS Home and Hospital Program work with students who cannot attend regular school due to illness, injury, expulsion, or emotional problems. Today, through its various programs, Home and Hospital works with about 2,200 students each school year from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. In short, we bring the classroom to the child.
Provides individual and small group academic instruction to those students who are unable to attend school. The focus of Home Teaching is to ensure continuity in the student's educational program while he or she is out of school. Students on Home Teaching receive a minimum of six (6) hours of instruction per week as mandated by State Law.
Provides group instruction to homebound students via telephone for four weeks or more in grades 7-12. To be elegible for tele-teaching, the student must be functioning at grade level. Students in grades 8-12 receive at least 20 hours per week in the MESS subject areas. Students in grade 7 receive at least 12 hours of instrtuction in the MESS areas. Tele-Teachers also visit students at home on a weekly basis to provide follow-up, enrichment and/or remedial lessons.
HOME TEACHING CENTER AT WALTER P. CARTER HOSPITAL:
Utilized to provide small group instruction for suspended or expelled students. This center is centrally located. While enrolled in the center, students receive at least 12 hours per week in the MESS subjects.
CHRONIC HEALTH IMPAIRED PROGRAM (CHIP):
Provides supplementary and remedial instruction to students with chronic illnesses such as:asthma, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, sicle-cell anemia, hemophilia, etc. These students tend to be ill on frequent yet intermittent basis: therefore, they do not qualify for Home Teaching.
TRANSITIONAL ACADEMIC PROGRAM (TAP):
TAP is a classroom for students who have sustained closed head injuries or who have related medical conditions. Medical cognitive and behavioral problems are addressed. Medical or educational personnel refer students to the social worker. When the student has been evaluated as able to return to school, an appropriate placement is given information reguarding head injury or other medical implications, the specific deficits and strengths of the student, suggestions for teaching and behavioral management techniques.