Lehighton Area School District SAP

Student Assistance Services Mission:

In keeping with Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals, the Lehighton Area School District Student Assistance Team is an association of school and community-based program specialists organized to meet the needs of Lehighton Area School District students for education, prevention, intervention, referral, and support services in the area of at-risk behaviors affecting mental health and wellness, and to address alcohol and other drug related problems.

Each building has their own SAP team. Referrals for a student in a particular building should be submitted by clicking the building the student attends. Anyone can make a referral for a student they have a concern about. Please provide as much observable behavior that you can. The person referring the student will remain anonymous.

What is SAP?

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP), which is administered by the PA Department of Education’s Safe Schools Office in partnership with the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs’ Division of Prevention and Intervention, and the PA Department of Human Services’ Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success. The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) is to help students overcome these barriers in order that they may achieve, remain in school, and advance. 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 their students.