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Center Joint Unified School District

Center Joint Unified School District

Home and Hospital Instruction



Home and Hospital Instruction (HHI) serves students who incur a temporary disability, which makes attendance in regular classes or alternative education programs impossible or inadvisable.  Enrollment in the program is based on a referral from a physician or psychiatrist.  HHI is a site-based program.
Home & Hospital Instruction (HHI) is a limited program available to students who are temporarily ill or injured and require instruction at home for a short-term disability. The goal of HHI is to maintain the student's former level of performance while recovering.  Certain subjects/classes may not be offered/available while receiving instruction in HHI.
  • Students may be referred to the HHI if they cannot attend school due to a serious injury or illness, which will result in school absences for at least two consecutive weeks.  School site accommodations and/or alternative education options such as independent study, school day reduction, or other modified instruction should be considered BEFORE a referral is made to HHI.
  • HHI may be made available immediately at the onset of health problems if it appears the absence will exceed two weeks.
  • For enrollments exceeding six weeks, you may be required to provide an updated medical form.
  • Regardless of physician recommendation, the school site will determine the appropriateness of placement on an individual basis.  Recommendations not meeting California Education Code criteria for HHI will be denied
HHI will not commence until the following forms have been received and approved by the site principal:
  • Physician Referral (completed & signed by M.D. or Psychiatrist)
  • Parent Agreement (completed & signed by parent/guardian)
  • For all Special Education referrals - Individualized Education Plan (IEP) designating Home and Hospital Instruction or Homebound Instruction 

All forms will be provided to families by the site administration.