The SAP Process
As school counselors, we advocate for students through the Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP is a school-based approach to providing focused services to students needing interventions and programs that address academic performance, attitude and attendance. The SAP process brings together schools, communities, parents, and students in a working partnership in order to provide early identification and referral services for students. As a process, SAP identifies troubled students, assess students' needs, and provide them with support and referral to appropriate resources. The overarching goal of SAP is to remove barriers to education so that a student may achieve academically.
The SAP process is a tiered system of support:
Tier 1: Universal Classroom Interventions & Structures
Tier 2: Selective Intervention & CARE Team
Tier 3: Targeted Intervention & SST