Student Assistance Program

What is the Student Assistance Program (SAP)?

Students who are having difficulties at school or at home can be identified and referred for help. SAP is not a treatment program but an intervention program. A SAP team is made up of school and agency staff that is available to help you access school and community services for your child.

What are the goals of the Student Assistance Program?

  • Identify students who are troubled by social or emotional problems which impact their academic performance.
  • Work with parents and the student to provide accommodations and interventions to increase student achievement.

How is a Student Referred to the Student Assistance Program?

Students may be referred by a teacher, administrator, school counselor, a peer, parents, or self-referrals.

What happens after a child is referred to the Student Assistance Program?

Participation in the program is not required and is strictly voluntary. After parental consent is obtained, information is gathered from the SAP team and other relevant people. Information gathered includes:
  • Student Behavior
  • Academic Performance
  • Health
  • Attendance
The SAP team then reviews all information and makes appropriate contacts with you and other outside agencies and services. Confidentiality is maintained throughout the entire process.

What are the early warning signs of students who need help?

  • Decline in Academic Performance
  • Not Wanting to Attend School
  • Changes in Friends and Social Circles
  • Noticeable Change in Appearance
  • Personality Changes
  • Lying
  • Acting Aggressively
  • Depressed
  • Change in Sleep Patterns
  • Talking About Suicide or Self Harm
  • Unexplained Physical Injuries
  • Withdrawing from Family, Friends, or School

Is your child having trouble adjusting to or dealing with any of the following

  • Recent Death of a Loved One
  • Divorce or Separation of Parents
  • Family Relocation
  • Bullying
  • Other Traumatic Events
For Additional Information on the services provided by SAP please visit

Emergency Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Monaca Borough Police Deptartment: 724-775-0880
  • Center Township Police Deptartment: 724-774-0272
  • Pennsylvania State Police: 724-773-7400

Family and Abuse Concerns

Children and Youth Services (CYS): 724-891-5800
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-932-0313
Women’s Services Hotline: 724-775-0131 or 877-629-1841

Individual School SAP Pages and Core Teams

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