Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) students are expected to attend school to the fullest extent possible, but homebound services may be provided to students who are confined to home or a health care facility and are unable to attend school based upon certification of need by a licensed physician, a licensed clinical psychologist, a licensed nurse practitioner.

For the purposes of homebound instructional services, “confined at home or in a health care facility” means that the student is unable to participate in the normal day-to-day activities typically expected during school attendance; and absences from home are infrequent, of relatively short duration, or to receive health care treatment.

Homebound instruction is designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home or health care facility, for students whose medical needs, both physical and psychiatric, do not allow school attendance for a limited period of time. Homebound instruction may be used to supplement the classroom program for students with health impairments whose conditions may interfere with regular school attendance (e.g., students receiving dialysis or radiation/chemotherapy; or students with other serious health conditions).

Homebound instruction is not intended to supplant school services and is, by design, temporary. It is not a remediation program and is not designed to provide students with time to make up previously missed assignments.  The goal of homebound instruction is to keep the student as current as possible with classroom instruction and facilitate the student’s return to the current classroom setting.

Applications for homebound instruction are available through the homebound coordinator at your student's school.