The Guidance Center at Mercy Career & Technical High School consists of professional counselors whose main purpose is to help students succeed in school and reach their fullest potential.
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The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is made up of a team of adults chosen from the faculty who have been trained to help high-risk students with behavioral problems, which may be related to such issues as abuse, depression, suicide or the use of drugs/alcohol.
The SAP team has two (2) goals. First, to help the student prevent their behavioral problems from escalating to a level that requires disciplinary action. Second, to help each student develop the necessary skills to enable them to accept responsibility for their feelings, experiences and situations in a healthy manner.