Graduate Project Title

A Student Assistance Programs Model

Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gregory S. Chan

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


The purpose of this study was to develop a manual detailing the components of Student Assistance Programs in the Olympia School District. The manual would be useful to a school district or a high school intent on establishing Student Assistance Programs. The development of the manual was beneficial to the Olympia School District due to fact that Student Assistance Programs were established at the two high schools, Capital High School and Olympia High School in 1991. A vice-principal and a key staff member from Capital High School attended workshops and conducted research on what type of program would address the needs of at-risk students. The outcome was the formation of Student Assistance Programs. The result of this study was a manual titled, "A Student Assistance Programs Model."