Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Mission Statement:

The goal of the SAP is to assist students to succeed educationally and to help them to deal with barriers that impede success. The need exists for schools to recognize risk factories related to substance abuse,  depression, suicide, etc. The school has a role in addressing behaviors that may  affect health, safety, and welfare of any and all students.

WHY Students may be referred to the SAP team:

  • Those who violate the school’s substance abuse policy
  • Those who may be truant
  • Those whose grades have been affected dramatically
  • Those who may be experiencing depression or other mental health problems
  • Any behaviors that may affect health, safety, and welfare of a student


WHO Can refer a student:

Any concerned…

  • Teacher
  • Administrator
  • Student
  • Coach
  • School Employee
  • Parent


HOW to refer a student to the SAP team:

1. Students may share concerns regarding themselves or a classmate

2. Parents may contact the school to share concerns regarding their son or daughter

3. Teachers will follow the referral process by completing appropriate  paperwork.

4. Teams meetings are held regularly

5. The SAP process does involve parent participation as an action plan is developed

6. This program is voluntary, however, an intervention will take place if a school policy has been violated or students’ health, safety, and welfare are in danger. School policy will be followed at that time.


A SAP team exists here within our high school

Members of the team include

Curtis Ace, SAP Coordinator

Michelle Young, Principal

Shani Eddy, Teacher

Stacy Payne, Teacher

Rachael Harold, Teacher

Jay Carlson, Teacher

Alexis Bender, Teacher

Sue Holtz, School Nurse

McKenzie Glenn, MCBHC

Tonya Miller, JPO

The above team members have completed specialized training to  identify, refer, intervene, and support students at risk.

Unless the student’s health and/or safety is at risk, ALL team  members are held to a confidentiality agreement and cannot release details about  students who  have been referred to SAP with anyone other than team  members.

If you would like more information, please contact any members  of the SAP team at Commodore Perry High School


KNOW Warning signs of Drug and Alcohol and/or  Mental Health Problems

  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Loss of interest in regular activities, such as hobbies and sports
  • Lower grades and general lack of interest in school
  • Secretiveness
  • Decrease energy and motivation
  • Overreaction to criticism
  • Sudden weight loss or changes in eating habits
  • Changing friendships
  • Unclear Thinking
  • Persistent headaches, stomach aches
  • Anxiety, nervousness
  • Sleeping problems, nightmares
  • Frequent crying
  • Decreased ability to concentrate
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Becoming withdrawn from family and friends
  • Verbally and/or physically abusive
  • Frequent angry outbursts
  • Neglecting appearance
  • Difficulty handling or expressing feelings
  • Unexplained grouchiness or nervousness
  • Poor Self-image