• In case of Emergency and

    After School Hours Hotlines:


    Centre Helps  24 Hour Hotline  814-237-5855
     National Suicide Prevention  24 Hour Hotline  988
    LGBTQ Lifeline (Trevor project) 24 Hour Hotline 1-866-488-7386
      Safe 2 Say Something 24 Hour Hotline  1-844-SAF2SAY (723-2729)
      Student Assistance Program
    Email us at: hssap@basd.net  

    The Bellefonte Area School District provides a Student Assistance Program for students having difficulty in school.   The team has been trained to identify and refer any student who may be experiencing difficulty in a variety of areas.  The problem may be academic, social or behavioral, anything that may be hindering a student from success in school.  Teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, other students and sometimes the student themselves can make a referral to the SAP team.

    SAP is...
    • an identification program
    • an intervention program
    • a referral program
    SAP is NOT...
    • a counseling program
    • a treatment program
    • a discipline

    The Student Assistance Program was designed to connect students experiencing substance abuse problems, suicide issues or other mental health concerns with appropriate information and counseling services.  The task of the Student Assistance Team is to monitor students experiencing difficulty in school.  The team gathers data for the assessment of students' needs for help and counseling.

    Referrals to the SAP Team may be made by school personnel, parents and/or students.  Students who violate the District's Drug and Alcohol Policy will automatically be referred to the SAP Team.  

    Students referred to the program may receive professional counseling at appropriate drug and alcohol and/or mental health agencies that serve the Bellefonte Area School District.  All information concerning students who are referred to the program will remain CONFIDENTIAL.