Student Assistance Program (SAP)
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a state mandated program available in all secondary schools in Pennsylvania. Trained teachers, counselors, nurses and administrators work together to help students whose behaviors seem to present a barrier to successful learning. Referrals to help students can be made by parents, teacher, students or any member of the school community. Self-referrals are also accepted. Those barriers to learning and school success might include drug and/or alcohol abuse and behavioral concerns as well as other related factors. SAP is not a disciplinary program and it is not a treatment program. It is an early intervention program. SAP members attempt to identify barriers and provide avenues for students and parents to receive help.