During a child's placement at Hoffman Homes, they are provided with educational services through the Gettysburg Area School District and/or Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12. A teacher and assistant from the intermediate unit, a division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, provide the instruction in all the on-campus classrooms. Children who attend public school programs generally receive their education through the Gettysburg Area School District.
Hoffman Homes provides and maintains the on-campus school facilities. Classrooms, a library, cafeteria, computer lab, and gymnasium are some of the school facilities available to the children in the on-campus school.
The overall purpose of the school program is to provide an individualized education program to each child in the least restrictive environment possible. In addition to meeting the educational needs of each child, the program is designed to provide a positive experience that will meet each child's social and emotional needs. These individual needs are addressed though the development and implementation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that must include the parent/legal guardian input and approval.
Individual, group and online web-based instruction in the on-campus school provide creative and flexible methods of meeting the needs of each child. Additionally, a Title I program provides language arts and math remedial skill development to eligible students to compliment the instruction provide by the classroom teacher.
Specialized services for qualifying students are facilitated by certified clinicians in occupational therapy, speech language services, and English as a second language.