There is Help

There may be times when you just don’t know how to help your child. That’s okay; someone else may know how to help. When extra help is needed, knowing how and where to find help can be overwhelming. In Pennsylvania, every middle and high school and some elementary schools have a Student Assistance Program (SAP). Our SAP team, made up of school and community agency staff, is available to help you access school and community services.

Is Your Child Showing Any of These Behaviors?

  • Withdrawing from family, friends and/or school
  • Changing friends; no longer spends time with old friends
  • Unexplained physical injuries
  • Talking about suicide
  • Depressed
  • Defying authority, both at home and at school
  • Acting aggressively
  • Lying
  • Needing money without an explanation
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Experimenting with drugs or alcohol


Are You Concerned About Your Child’s Reaction To:

  • Recent death of a loved one
  • Divorce of parents
  • Family relocation
  • A relationship problem
  • Other traumatic events


Our goal is to help your child succeed in school.

If your child is having trouble in or out of school, SAP can help you. Don’t ever feel embarrassed or uncomfortable about asking us for help. We will help you find services and assistance within the school and, if needed, in the community. We do not diagnose, treat, or refer your child for treatment. Rather, we will provide you with information—you make the choices. Remember, you are part of our team.

PA Distance Learning Charter School also has a certified Threat Assessment team in place to investigate issues that may occur within the school setting to mitigate the effects of any potential threats made by or against our students. The Threat Assessment team is led by the school Safety and Security coordinator, Nick Kocuba, and consists of a multidisciplinary team including Principals, Special Education and Regular Education Teachers, and other school personnel available to respond to any reported threatening situations.

If you feel that your child may need help, call us today and ask to speak with a member of the SAP team. Someone will be there to help.

Your Privacy – Our SAP team and the school will respect you and your child’s privacy at all times.