SSPS:Off Campus Options
Definitions of Off-Campus Options for Students with Disabilities
The H/HB program is only available for students who meet the state eligibility requirements. H/HB students must have a medically diagnosed physical or psychiatric condition which is acute or catastrophic in nature, or a chronic illness, or a repeated intermittent illness due to a persisting medical problem which confines the student to home or hospital, and restricts activities for an extended period of time. Students may receive instruction in the home or hospital on an intermittent, part or full-time basis.
A Student Support Programs and Services Supervisor or Specialist must approve OCI through an OCI request or manifestation determination meeting. OCI is a temporary service delivery option for students to continue receiving instruction and services while they cannot be in the school setting. OCI is not intended to be used as a consequence, but as temporary, supplemental instruction provided at home or in the community. This option allows the T/IEP team time to meet and problem-solve a solid plan for changes in the school setting to make the student more successful.
Virtual School is a school choice option for all students, including students with disabilities. Due to the nature of virtual instruction, specialized direct instruction and support in one or more academic areas may not be available. However, by its very nature, virtual school does provide some specific accommodations inherently to its students. T/IEP teams must discuss if virtual school is an appropriate choice on an individualized, case-by-case basis.