The Denver area is home to many students who struggle in ordinary schools due to chronic medical conditions. Among the population served at Morgridge Academy, these illnesses include, but are not limited to, severe asthma and allergies, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, atopic dermatitis, cystic fibrosis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial lung disease, and muscular disorders.
Morgridge Academy is the only school of its kind on a medical campus, not only in the Denver Metro Area, but in the entire country. It is the only place where these chronically ill children can receive the intensive in-school medical services they need in order to succeed. The children who attend benefit from a low student-to-nurse ratio, a clinic equipped with medical supplies and experienced nurses, the seamless integration of medical and educational services, and the ready availability of expert physicians at National Jewish Health. As a result, Morgridge Academy is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of chronically ill children in Metro Denver.