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School Health Services

Last updated: April 20, 2023

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School Nursing Program

School Nursing Program

The School Health Services Program, established in the 1992-93 school year, provides care for more than 85,000 students in more than 125 schools and educational centers in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

The school nurses work in conjunction with health assistants.  Health assistants are trained CNA/CMTs or LPNs supervised by the school nurses (RNs) to perform delegated tasks, provide first aid, give emergency care and medications, and assist in monitoring student health status in the school setting.

The RNs monitor chronic health conditions, develop and implement student health care plans, advise school teams on health issues, provide health teaching, make home visits and assist with the management of medically fragile students in their schools. They also perform student health appraisals and coordinate mandated vision and hearing screenings that are also provided by School Health Services.

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Parent's Guide to School Health

Parent’s Guide to School Health


Vision Test

Vision and Hearing Screening

Trained technicians provide vision and hearing screening and referral service for children in public and private schools, child care centers, and other facilities.



Certified audiologists provide educational, diagnostic and consultative audiology services for students with hearing impairments, as determined by each child’s specialized education plan. Referrals are made via the Infants and Toddlers Program (0-3 years old), the Child Find Program (3-5 years old) and the school’s I.E.P. team (5-21 years old). Services include: diagnosis of hearing impairment and determination of the need for amplification; fitting and monitoring of hearing aids and assistive listening devices; participation in school team meetings to determine appropriate placement, level of service and modifications in the classroom; and provision of in-services to school personnel regarding the specific needs of children with hearing impairment.

Opioid Awareness and Prevention Training for Staff

Opioid Awareness and Prevention Training for Staff

Opioid Awareness and Prevention Training for Staff

STAR Program for Students with Substance Use Issues

Students who are seeking help with substance use issues have another place to turn, thanks to a partnership between the Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

The STAR (Screening Teens to Access Recovery) Program allows school health nurses to utilize technology to connect middle school and high school students to a tele-session with a licensed therapist. Sessions take place through a secure portal to ensure privacy.

Based on screening results, the therapist will work with the student to explore available treatment options and decide the next steps. The therapist and school health nurse will encourage students to include their parents, guardians, caregiver or another trusted adult in the process.

Any middle school or high school student can go to the school health room at any time during the school day for help. STAR offers a nonjudgmental stigma-free environment that is convenient and welcoming.

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