Home School for Special Education (HSSE) is a K–12 school in the District of Columbia that serves students with disabilities. HSSE offers a diverse, inclusive learning environment where all students are supported and challenged to reach their full potential. We offer academic, language, and social-emotional support for students so that they can succeed in the classroom and beyond.
At HSSE we believe in a collaborative approach to education. Our teachers work closely with families to ensure that each student has a strong support system at home and at school. We also work with students’ districts of residence to make sure we provide them with the services they need, even after they leave our school.
At Home School for Special Education, we provide an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student to ensure that the students are educated based on their unique abilities and needs. By utilizing technology, we are able to provide a customized learning experience for every student. Our staff works closely with parents, teachers, and other professionals in order to ensure success for every child.
The goal of our school is to provide an excellent education to all children, including those with special needs, who may not receive the education they deserve at a public school. We provide an inclusive classroom experience that is tailored to each student’s individual needs. We use a curriculum that has been developed and adapted over several years, based on the best practices in the field of special education.
We have both a special-education teacher and a general-education teacher on staff at all times, as well as a psychologist and other support staff, depending on your child’s needs. As such, we are able to accommodate children with a wide variety of conditions.
We are a special needs school with a difference. First, we’re at-home. Second, we’re the only school in the United States who offers special education teachers who are also trained as home health aides. That means that we can maximize your child’s potential while keeping them safe and comfortable in their own home.
Your child’s safety and comfort is our number one concern, which is why every student enrolled at Home School for Special Education receives a health aide to help them with medical needs such as feeding and toileting. These health aides also work with your child’s teacher to ensure that they receive all of the necessary therapies, including physical therapy and speech therapy.
We believe in working with your family to ensure that your child receives the best possible education, which is why we offer flexible scheduling for parent-teacher conferences. You tell us when you want to meet with us, and we’ll make it happen.
Home School for Special Education is an all-inclusive, state-accredited program that offers a one-to-one, individualized education to students with special needs. We strive to ensure that each student is able to maximize his or her potential while receiving an education tailored to his or her unique needs and abilities.