STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Pennsylvania school districts maintain professionally trained teams, known as SAP teams, to identify issues that act as barriers to a student’s success. These issues may include, but are not limited to, use of alcohol, nicotine, or other drugs, mental health concerns, or assistance in coping with trauma or abuse. The membership of the SAP team varies between school districts, but may include guidance counselors, the school nurse, teachers, administration, school support staff, or liaisons from county human service agencies that act as a link to various community resources. SAP team members do not diagnose, treat or refer to treatment, but may refer a student to the county liaison for further screening, assessment, and referral to needed supports.

MAKE A REFERRAL

Anyone can refer a student to the SAP program, including family, teachers, school staff, or other students. A student in need of support may also go directly to the SAP team for help. Once a referral is received, a member of the SAP team will contact the student’s parent(s) or guardian. Consent from the student’s parent(s) or guardian must be obtained before any interventions are initiated. Once consent is obtained, a plan is developed to assist the student based upon identified needs. Participation in the program is voluntary. See the school icon boxes below to find the SAP team contact in your school.

Several local school districts maintain an online SAP referral process, indicated by the aSAP icons in the boxes below. Please click on the aSAP icon to complete an online referral.

Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School

Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School

948 Ben Franklin Highway
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-6490
Contact: Jacquie Wurm

Bishop Carroll High School

Bishop Carroll High School

728 Ben Franklin Highway
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-7500
Contact: Christine Laverick

Bishop McCort High School

Bishop McCort High School

25 Osborne Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 536-8991
Contact: Hannah Little

Blacklick Valley Elementary School

Blacklick Valley Elementary School

1000 Birch Street
Nanty Glo, PA 15943
Phone: (814) 749-9211
Contact: Maribeth Dorsch

Blacklick Valley Jr./Sr. High School

Blacklick Valley Jr./Sr. High School

555 Birch Street
Nanty Glo, PA 15943
Phone: (814) 749-9211
Contact: Dr. Laura Fisanick

Cambria Heights Elementary School

Cambria Heights Elementary School

138 East Campbell Street
Carrolltown, PA 15722
Phone: (814) 344-8506
Contact: Daria Wargo

Cambria Heights Middle School

Cambria Heights Middle School

414 Glendale Lake Road
Patton, PA 16668
Phone: (814) 674-6290
Contact: Rhonda Sprenger

Cambria Heights High School

Cambria Heights High School

426 Glendale Lake Road
Patton, PA 16668
Phone: (814) 674-3601
Contact: Erin LaCue

Central Cambria Elementary School

Central Cambria Elementary School

212 Schoolhouse Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-8432
Contact: Amy Muldoon

Central Cambria Middle School

Central Cambria Middle School

206 Schoolhouse Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-6505
Contact: Robin Ribarich

Central Cambria High School

Central Cambria High School

204 Schoolhouse Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-8860
Contact: Shannon Gironda

Conemaugh Valley Elementary School

Conemaugh Valley Elementary School

1340 William Penn Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15906
Phone: (814) 535-6970
Contact: Lauren Forosisky

Conemaugh Valley Jr./Sr. High School

Conemaugh Valley Jr./Sr. High School

1342 William Penn Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15906
Phone: (814) 535-5523
Contact: Samantha Brown

Ferndale Area Elementary School

Ferndale Area Elementary School

100 Dartmouth Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 535-6724
Contact: Laryssa Bremer

Ferndale Area Jr./Sr. High School

Ferndale Area Jr./Sr. High School

600 Harlan Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 288-5757
Contact: Travis Robison

Forest Hills Elementary School

Forest Hills Elementary School

547 Locust Street
Sidman, PA 15955
Phone: (814) 487-7613
Contact: Julie Eppley/Jamie Montag

Forest Hills Jr./Sr.High School

Forest Hills Jr./Sr.High School

535 Locust Street
Sidman, PA 15955
Phone: (814) 487-7613
Contact: Traci Hirsch

Glendale Elementary School

Glendale Elementary School

1500 Beaver Valley Road
Flinton, PA 16640
Phone: (814) 687-4263
Contact: Sheri Brooks

Glendale Jr./Sr. High School

Glendale Jr./Sr. High School

1466 Beaver Valley Road
Flinton, PA 16640
Phone: (814) 687-4261
Contact: Kim Kozak

Greater Johnstown Elementary School

Greater Johnstown Elementary School

196 Westgate Drive
Johnstown, PA 15906
Phone: (814) 533-5540
Contact: Theresa Subich

Greater Johnstown Middle School

Greater Johnstown Middle School

220 Messenger St.
Johnstown, PA 15902
Phone: (814) 533-5570
Contact: Samantha Litko

Greater Johnstown High School

Greater Johnstown High School

222 Central Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15902
Phone: (814) 533-5601
Contact: Kirby Deeter

Northern Cambria Middle School

Northern Cambria Middle School

601 Joseph Street
Northern Cambria, PA 15714
Phone: (814) 948-5880

Northern Cambria High School

Northern Cambria High School

813 35th Street
Northern Cambria, PA 15714
Phone: (814) 948-6800
Contact: Kevin Staruch

Penn Cambria Intermediate School

Penn Cambria Intermediate School

376 Wood Street
Lilly, PA 15938
Phone: (814) 886-8532
Contact: Adrienne Dodson

Penn Cambria Middle School

Penn Cambria Middle School

401 Division Street
Gallitzin, PA 16641
Phone: (814) 886-4181
Contact: Renee Myers

Penn Cambria High School

Penn Cambria High School

401 Linden Avenue
Cresson, PA 16630
Phone: (814) 886-8188
Contact: Bridget Michina/Nancy Fochler

Portage Area Elementary School

Portage Area Elementary School

84 Mountain Avenue
Portage, PA 15946
Phone: (814) 736-9636
Contact: Jen Pisarski

Portage Area Jr./Sr. High School

Portage Area Jr./Sr. High School

85 Mountain Avenue
Portage, PA 15946
Phone: (814) 736-9636
Contact: Mary Ann George

Richland Elementary School

Richland Elementary School

321 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904
Phone: (814) 266-5757
Contact: Jessica Pianetti

Richland Jr./Sr. High School

Richland Jr./Sr. High School

1 Academic Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904
Phone: (814) 266-6063
Contact: Edwarda Pruchnic/Nicole Crowell

Westmont Elementary School

Westmont Elementary School

827 Diamond Boulevard
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 255-8707
Contact: Rebecca Deist

Westmont Hilltop Jr./Sr. High School

Westmont Hilltop Jr./Sr. High School

200 Fair Oaks Drive
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 255-8726
Contact: Keith Jones

PAYMENT FOR SERVICES

There is no charge for participation in the SAP program. Financing of follow-up treatment services that may be recommended is covered through the student’s medical insurance when possible. If the student does not have medical insurance coverage for the services recommended, or the deductibles or co-pays of this insurance create a hardship for families, the involved county human service agencies possess funding to cover many of the potential interventions.

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