Cardon Children's School
Her appendix ruptured and she had to stay at Cardon Children's Medical Center for more than three weeks. But that didn't mean she would miss her junior-high school classes. Her hospital teacher helped her with writing assignments, algebra and even with a report on Mesopotamia!
When children must receive medical care, their need for learning doesn't stop. Cardon Children’s School can reduce children's stress of being in the hospital.
- Cardon Children's School has three experienced teachers on staff to teach hospitalized students.
- Courses are available for kindergarten through high school, and the curriculum is aligned with Arizona state educational standards.
- Our hospital teachers meet with the patient and parents, and if necessary, talk with the student’s school teacher.
- We provide one-on-one instruction.
- Working with Mesa Public Schools, we can offer some educational materials and Mesa Distance Learning opportunities.
- The need for hospital-based education is great: Children who are in the hospital worry that they will fall behind in school or be held back behind their peers. When several weeks or months of school are missed, their ability to succeed at grade level and in their AIMS tests can suffer.
- The hospital school offers distraction from pain, anxiety and boredom, and helps the children feel productive and engaged in life.
- Offering the routine of school in our hospital sends a strong message of hope reminding children that they still can learn and will return to normal life one day.
A $100 donation would buy six backpacks filled with school supplies for students at Cardon Children's School.