D.I.S.D. Hospital-Based School Program

Children's Medical Center works with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) to offer classroom instruction for hospitalized children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Instruction is provided by certified teachers employed by the DISD. Classes are held Monday through Friday during the DISD calendar school year. The schedule is determined on an individual basis. Generally, one hour of daily instruction is provided in the four core subject areas. Bedside instruction is available for children unable to attend classroom sessions.

Enrollment Criteria

  • Patient will be hospitalized a minimum of 10 days or more (at the time school referral is made). This includes children admitted for a one time illness or injury and those whose illnesses require multiple hospitalizations.
  • Patient must withdraw from their local school to be enrolled in the DISD program. (This process will be taken care of by School Services).
  • Parents/legal guardians are required to complete all DISD registration paperwork in order for their child to be enrolled.