Student Assistance Program
Has your child encountered barriers to school success? Are you concerned about your child? The Student Assistance program can help.
What is SAP?
Every school district in Pennsylvania is required to have a plan identifying and assisting students who experience barriers to learning. In Blair County, that is the Student Assistance Program or SAP team. An SAP team is made up of school and agency personnel who are specially trained to help you access services for your child either in school or in the community. An SAP team does not diagnose, treat, or refer your child for treatment. The team will provide you with information that will help you make the choices that best fit your needs and wishes. All SAP team information is completely confidential and the team will respect you and your child’s privacy at all times.
How does my child become involved in SAP?
Anyone who is concerned about a child can refer that child to their schools SAP team including teachers, school personnel, parents, friends, family members, community members, or even a student self-referral. If your child is referred to the SAP team, someone from the SAP team will be contacting you to discuss your youth and to obtain your written permission to proceed with the process. Without your written permission, the process will not continue.
Did you know that every school in Pennsylvania has a Student Assistance Program? Contact the administration/counseling office at your youth’s school to access this program. We have contact information for each Blair County school listed below. If you don’t want to go through the school system, contact us at 814-381-0921. We can help!
Altoona Area School District: www.aasdcat.com
Altoona Area Senior High School: Drew Yingling 814-946-8278
Altoona Area Junior High School: 814-381-7500
Bellwood Antis School District: www.blwd.k12.pa.us
Bellwood Antis High School: 814-742-2274
Bellwood Antis Middle School: 814-742-2273
Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School: www.bishopguilfoyle.org
Counseling Office: 814-944-4014
Claysburg Kimmel School District: www.cksdbulldogs.com
Claysburg Kimmel Jr/Sr High School: 814-239-5141
Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center: www.gactc.edu
GACTC Guidance Office: 814-505-1289
Hollidaysburg Area School District: www.tigerwires.com
Hollidaysburg Area High School: 814-695-4416
Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School: 814-695-4426
Spring Cove School District: www.springcovesd.org
Spring Cove Middle School: 814-224-2106 ext. 3052
Central High School: 814-793-5319
Tyrone Area School District: www.tyrone.k12.pa.us
Tyrone Area High School: 814-684-4240
Tyrone Area Middle School: 814-684-4240
Williamsburg Community School District: www.williamsburg.k12.pa.us
Williamsburg Jr. Sr. High School – Mrs. Carrie Loose: 814-832-2125