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Student Assistance Program

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.