Student Assistance Program

Student Assistance Program (SAP)
 
The Student Assistance Program is an intervention program set up within our school. Its purpose is to intervene as early as possible in situations where student problems have been recognized. If the difficulty is drug and/or alcohol-related, specially trained members of the Professional Staff will take appropriate action to assist the student and his/her family. It is a “helping” mechanism to work in conjunction with the school’s disciplinary code. The Student Assistance Counselor also provides faculty in-service, student supports, and an opportunity for parent involvement.
 
The Student Assistance Program is NOT a treatment resource. Schools do not have the expertise nor the responsibility to treat. Our expertise lies in our ability to observe the behavior and performance of our students. Using our knowledge in this regard, we are able to identify the early stages of crisis in the life of a young person and facilitate efficient and appropriate treatment outside the school. Recognizing that no student or family is immune to problems and that these problems have an impact on the school setting, Student Assistance Programs are designed to attend to all students. 
 
The American Medicine Chest Challenge is a community based public health initiative, with law enforcement partnership, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and provide a nationwide day of disposal – at a collection site or in the home - of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine that will be held on the second Saturday of November each year in communities across the country.

What is Red Ribbon Week?

Each year, individuals, schools, and communities across the United States show their commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by wearing or displaying the red ribbon. The red ribbon raises awareness of substance use and the problems related to drugs faced by individuals, families, and communities. This annual health observance encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.

Please take some time to look over our Student Assistance Website as well as watch the link for:

Hidden in Plain Sight is an interactive drug education program for parents.  It provides a view into a mock teenage bedroom which displays some everyday items that can actually be indicators of drug use or risky behavior.