Homebound/Hospitalized Instructional Program
Eligibility Requirements and Application Process
To be eligible, a student must:
  • Be a Miami-Dade County Public School Student
  • Provide medical documentation
  • Anticipate at least 15 days of absences
  • Be able to benefit from instruction in the program
  • Not endanger the health or safety of the teacher or other students
If you believe your child meets these requirements, follow these steps to apply:
Medical Documentation Form
  • Download Medical Evaluation Form                                                     
  • Have physician complete medical portion
  • Complete parent/guardian portion
  • Fax to Brucie Ball Ed Center at (305) 447-3761

Exchange of Information Form

Please note – original documents must replace faxed forms within five days
What happens next?
  • Brucie Ball Ed Center staff will verify eligibility, then contact you to schedule a meeting.
  • An eligibility meeting will be held at our Center, and an Individual Education Plan will be developed.
  • At this meeting it will be determined which service delivery model will most appropriately meet your child’s need for Homebound or Hospital Services.
  • Homebound/Hospitalized services will be provided until your child is ready to return to his or her original school, pending continued medical authorization, following the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ calendar.
As this process can require two weeks to complete, please begin as soon as you are aware that homebound or hospital-based educational services will be needed.  It is not necessary to be absent for an extended period before applying to the program.
For further information
  • We are happy to answer your questions any time, please call.
  • Brucie Ball Educational Center (305) 514-5100