Student Assistance Program

Middle School Handbook

SAP is a state mandated program developed to assist students. In doing so, school staff members, agency personnel, parents, and the students themselves, work collaboratively to ultimately reduce barriers to learning. These students may be at risk due to drug and alcohol, behavioral, mental health or other issues. SAP is an intervention program, not an in-school treatment program.

SAP team members include teachers, counselors, administrators, the school nurse, and contracted agency personnel. Referrals for the team's review typically come from school staff, parents, and peers. However, students are encouraged to refer themselves as well.

Student Assistance Program Mission Statement

SASD recognizes students are subject to a variety of internal and external pressures. The mission of our Student Assistance Program (SAP) is to identify at-risk students through referrals and intervene in an effort to promote achievement and academic success. We seek to promote healthy, safe and substance free lifestyles by connecting these students and their families with appropriate school based or community resources.