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Screening Schedules

Texas law requires all students in Pre-Kindergarten classes 4 years of age or older, and all kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade students to be vision and hearing screened every year.

State law also requires all students in 5th and 8th grades to be screened for scoliosis and all students in 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades to be screened for acanthosis nigricans which is a possible precursor to diabeties.

If a student fails a screening, they will be re-screened within 4 weeks. If they continue to fail, the child will be given a referral notice for the parent recommending they see a physician.