What is the Student Assistance Program?
Student Assistance Programs (SAP) in Pennsylvania help schools identify students who are experiencing behavior and/or academic difficulties which pose a barrier to their learning and success in school. SAP offers support to those students and their families.
Barriers to Learning:
Some of the learning barriers students may experience include:
- the use of, or pressure to use, alcohol, tobacco or other drugs
- depression or anxiety
- relationship problems
- emotional disorders
- aggression toward or from others
- grief, due to separation or death
- disruptive live changes
- violence or safety concerns
Referring a Student:
If you feel your student may be demonstrating any of these characteristics, and would like to discuss a student assistance referral, please contact the high school guidance office. Referrals may come from families or students can request services with parent permission.