A homebound or hospitalized student is a student who has a medically diagnosed physical or mental condition which confines the student to the home or hospital and whose activities are restricted for an extended period of time. A student is eligible for the services of the H/H program if the following criteria are met.
Enrollment in a public school prior to referral for the H/H program, unless the student meets criteria for eligibility under State Board Rule for another exceptional education program.
Elementary and Middle School students who are enrolled in the H/H program receive services at home or in the hospital. H/H teachers consult with classroom teachers in order to provide continuity of instruction. H/H teachers visit students for approximately three hours each week.
High School Students who are enrolled in the H/H program are served at home or in the hospital via teleclass. When students enroll, they are given schedules of classes with times and phone numbers. Students call in at the specified times and are connected with their teacher and other students. Each class, academic or non-academic (as available) is scheduled for approximately three hours per week. High school students receive more hours of instruction than do elementary and middle school students. This enables the high school students to continue their courses of study and receive regular high school credit for the courses.
Hospital Homebound & Virtual Programs
Dwight Smith Center
900 Lowry Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
Main office: 863-668-3032
Fax number: 863-665-5383