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Student Assistance Program (SAP)

The Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a systematic team process used to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. SAP is designed to assist in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and social, emotional, physical, and mental health development issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success. The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program is to help students overcome these barriers so that they may achieve, advance, and remain in school. While Student Assistance Programs exist in other areas of the country, the structure and operation of the program in Pennsylvania is a unique expression of an integrated model serving the needs of Pennsylvania families and students.
 
Our SAP team consists of teachers, school counselors, school social workers, administrators, and county specialists, who work together with caring and concern for all students by identifying appropriate assistance for students in need.
 
Anyone including a student or parent themselves can make a SAP team referral. 
 
We have 3 SAP teams at Westmont Hilltop. One at the elementary, one for our junior high, and one for our senior high.