Home and Hospital Teaching Program
The Home and Hospital Teaching Program is designed to provide instructional continuity to students who are unable to attend their regular school of enrollment due to a:
- Physical crisis.
- Emotional crisis.
- Chronic Health Impairment.
It is a short-term, interim instructional service mandated by State law with specific guidelines for program implementation and delivery for up to 60 days for compliant applications with a valid medical diagnosis. These educational services enable students to continue their academic work and to remain current with their peers as they heal and prepare for their return back to the school building. The Home and Hospital teaching program is provided only during the academic year except for students whose Individualized Education Programs provide for additional instruction beyond the regular school calendar. Depending on the needs of the student, instruction can be provided in the home of the student, in a hospital, in a community setting, virtually, or a hybrid combination to meet the needs of the student.
School Based Teams and Special Education Teams along with consultation from the Home and Hospital Teaching Program will meet to assist in problem solving best practice for students.
Obtain an Application From Your Child’s School
Contact your child’s school counselor for a Home and Hospital Application
Consult with An Appropriate Health Provider
Health providers will complete the application for eligibility.
Return Application to Your Child’s School
The school team will review the application and submit completed applications to the Home and Hospital Office.
Receive Home and Hospital Teaching Program Information
The Home and Hospital Office will contact parents to provide guidelines for interim instructional services.
Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
Interim instructional service provided by the Home and Hospital Teaching Program (HHT) is mandated by State law with specific guidelines for program implementation and delivery. View the Home and Hospital Maryland Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the HCPSS Help Site from answers to frequently asked questions about the Home and Hospital Teaching Program.
Home and Hospital Teaching Office
Applications and Research Laboratory
10920 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-313-6822 (p); 410-313-7339 (f)