Slideshow: A glimpse at America’s only school for children with respiratory illnesses · April 21, 2016 All photos by Hannah Leigh Myers. Hear/read her accompanying audio report. Click on any thumbnail image to launch slideshow. The Morgridge Academy campus, within the National Jewish Health hospital, sits right next to offices and labs all dedicated to improving respiratory health. Morgridge Academy student Amadi shows school nurses the results of his daily peak flow lung test before P.E. class. Amadi gets ready to dive into the Morgridge Academy indoor pool as part of physical education classes protected from the poor local air quality. Two Morgridge Academy students check in with nurses for routine lung tests and treatments. Morgridge Academy nurse Kathi Carney explains the form and function of a machine used when students are in respiratory distress. A wheelchair at Morgridge Academy sits ready to rush students to nearby doctors in the case of a breathing emergency. A National Jewish Health doctor studies a young patient’s asthma symptoms in the 1960s before the official opening of the Morgridge Academy.