The Academic Support Program (ASP) is an early intervention process for students experiencing academic and/or behavioral difficulties. Parents are highly encouraged to be involved in the process to help benefit their child at home as well as at school!

Any teacher, school staff, and/or parent may request support from this program if the student's needs are not being met under existing circumstances and if pre-existing modifications made by the teacher were unsuccessful.

As the guidance counselor, l serve as an active member of this team along with other professionals in the school, such as the principal, assistant principal, nurse, intervention specialist, classroom teacher(s) and parents/guardians. On this team, I bring my counseling expertise to the table and assist with the development of intervention and student support plans.

If a student is referred to the ASP team,
  1. A team meeting is conducted with parents and appropriate staff members.
  2. The team uses a problem solving method to develop an action plan with specific interventions.
  3. The student's progress is monitored for at least 30 school days.
  4. A progress review meeting is then held to determine the success of the interventions; which results in a successful intervention strategy and the ASP process is complete, strategies are continued and monitored for additional time, the strategies are being redesigned, or the student is referred to a multidisciplinary team for further evaluation.

**Bear Creek has many resources for students who are struggling in any area of education!