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Patient Academic Services

Our team supports a connection to the schooling program and provides the child the normalcy of school and learning.

 

The Mission

The Patient Academic Services department exists to keep patients and siblings engaged academically through the duration of their admission and beyond. It supports a connection to the schooling program chosen by the family and provides the normalcy of school and learning. Using qualified and certified teachers, students are met at their academic level and encouraged to grow.

The Patient Academic Services Department has seven certified teachers and one teachers’ aide for the 2017-2018 school year.  Each Hospital School Teacher provides instructional support to patients and siblings ages three through college on each unit, five days a week year round to keep students learning and engaged. The teachers pride themselves on helping families navigate the school choice that fits their child’s needs and they work closely with the patient’s teachers and district to make sure instruction is as seamless as possible. These team of teachers are also a great resource for families to gather information about Individualized Education Program’s and 504 Plans.  The Patient Academic’s Department offers services at the Ronald McDonald House and an after school tutoring program which is available for patients who have completed or are in the midst of treatment.

  • We will have seven certified teachers and one teachers’ aide on staff for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • We can instructionally support all grade levels from age three through college
  • After school tutoring will be available for patients who have completed or are in the midst of treatment
  • We will offer services at the Ronald McDonald House
  • Instructional support is open to patients and siblings.
  • Patient Academic Services helps families navigate the school choice that is best for them.  Encourages parents to become advocates for their children.
  • The Patient Academic Services team is a resource for families to gather information about Individualized Education Program’s and 504 plan
    • The Individualized Education Program (IEP): A student with an IEP, as part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), may receive different educational services in a special or regular educational setting, depending on the student's need. IEP programs are delivered and monitored by additional school support staff.
    • 504 plans: The goal of 504 plans is for students to be taught in regular classroom settings with the services, accommodations, or educational aids they need. If they can't achieve satisfactory academic success, as is determined by the school, then alternative settings at the school, private or residential programs should be considered.
  • We work five days a week year round to keep students learning
  • The hospital teachers work closely with district teachers to make sure instruction is as seamless as possible

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