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CORE Team Overview

The New Castle Junior/Senior High School's Student Assistance Program (SAP) is part of a state-wide initiative designed to help school systems identify and support students who are experiencing barriers to learning. Some examples of barriers to learning are: change in friends, unexplained drop in grades or academic issues, depression/anxiety, aggressive behavior, divorce, and bullying.

At the core of the Student Assistance is a team of teachers, counselors, nurses, administrators, and community agency staff who have received specialized training from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to work with at-risk students. This team is commonly referred to as the "SAP" team or "CORE" team. The SAP team at the New Castle Jr./Sr. High School is comprised of two teams which target students in grades 7-12. The number one priority for each team is to help students and/or their families find the services and assistance within the school and, if needed, in the community.

Students come to the SAP team in different ways. Anyone can refer a student to the Student Assistance Program. Some students are referred by teachers, others by fellow students, and some by a family member. A student himself/herself can even go directly to the SAP team to ask for help. However, the SAP team will not become involved unless parent/guardian permission is secure. The SAP team and the school will respect you and your child's privacy at all times.
*If you would like to refer a student to the Core Team, please complete the forms under LINKS in the menu to the right and submit it to the guidance office.

New Castle Area School District
420 Fern Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-656-4756 | Fax: 724-656-4767
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