The core of the student assistance program is a team of
school employees who have received specialized training from a
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved SAP training provider. This team
may include teachers, nurses, counselors, and administrators, and at
SciTech is called the “SAP team” or the "SCT team."
The Student Assistance Program has been in place in Pennsylvania
schools since 1982. Through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Student Assistance Program (SAP) is
designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues which pose a
barrier to a student's learning and success in school. It is a
systematic process using effective, accountable professional techniques
to mobilize school resources to remove those barriers to learning and,
where the problems are beyond the scope of the school, to assist the
student and their parents with information so they may access services
in the community.
Participation in the SAP process is voluntary and is offered as a
source of help and support for the student and family. Our focus is to
see the student succeed. Therefore the process is confidential.