The advisory program is a key structure put into place to ensure that all students are known well and supported academically, socially, and emotionally. The program’s mission-driven objectives are to build trusting relationships, to develop the Habits of Mind & Heart, and to foster collaboration between the advisor, student, and parents/guardians. The program is also an avenue to help students understand their strengths of character and the contributions they can make to their personal growth as well as to their local, national, and global communities.
All students have an advisor. An advisory period is provided several times per cycle during school hours.
Advisors are concerned with the academic and social growth of their advisees. Advisors help their advisees develop a sense of “self,” as well as a sense of class unity and responsibility. Advisors strive to develop a trusting relationship and seek to maintain open communication with each advisee and their parents/guardians. Throughout the year, advisors are in communication with the Administration should there be issues or concerns which need attention. Should academic problems arise in a specific course, parents should first contact the individual teacher. At any time, however, parents are welcome to include their child’s advisor or other school personnel to enhance the quality of communication.