Student Assistance Program
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist school personnel in identifying any issues (including academic problems, emotional/social issues, and alcohol, tobacco and other drug use/abuse) that pose a barrier to a student's learning and success in school. SAP Teams are comprised of a specially trained group of teachers, school counselors, administrators, and a liaison from a local mental health agency.
Student assistance is not a treatment program; rather, it is a systematic process using effective, accountable professional techniques to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. When the problem is beyond the scope of the school, staff members will work to assist the parent and the student with information so they may access services in the community.
SAP services are available to all Highlands School District students. For more information about the Student Assistance Program, please contact Ms. DiMascio at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Bigney at email@example.com.