Students residing in the Los Angeles Unified School District can take classes at home through the Carlson Home Hospital School if they are home- or hospital-bound due to non-contagious conditions or temporary disabilities. The Los Angeles Unified School District does not offer any other home school options.
A student must have a medical referral signed by a California physician, and the physician must anticipate that the student may miss at least 10 days of school due to his medical condition or temporary disability to qualify for Carlson Home Hospital School services. Instruction may begin on the first day of a student's confinements to the home or hospital. Carlson Home Hospital School serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade.