• One of the most important tasks of a student assistance team is to build a working partnership with families, focusing on the student’s success as their common goal. In addition, the team may offer student-centered services such as educational support groups, in-school mentoring, and aftercare resources. The team may also assist families in identifying options for professional support. Participation in the Student Assistance Program is voluntary and is offered as a source of help and support for the student and family. The goal of a family/student assistance partnership is to encourage and support student success in school.

    Stephanie Sluck, West High School SAP coordinator ssluck@pmsd.org