What is the Student Assistance Program?
Every school district in the state of Pennsylvania is required to have a plan for identifying and assisting students who experience barriers to learning. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) was established to remove these barriers, by helping parents and school personnel access support for students in the school and in the community.
The Antietam Middle-Senior High School SAP Team is comprised of trained members of the staff and a contracted independent liaison. Referrals for students can be made for any issue where there is a concern for a student’s well-being and/or potential for obstacles to learning. These issues include, but are not limited to: substance abuse, mental health, grief, self-harm, victimization, bullying, or other “high-risk” behaviors. The team works confidentially with students, parents, and community resources to determine appropriate courses of action to best assist our students.