Advisory, Advisors, and
The mission of our Advisory program is to create and nurture a
positive learning community, build meaningful relationships, and encourage
excellent social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Our overall goal is
to address social and emotional learning; celebrate individuals from a
strength-based approach and address areas to grow. Advisory groups are blended with students
from all three grade levels, and all licensed teaching staff serve as Advisors
to create a smaller learning environment.
Ideally, students roll with the same Advisor all three years to develop
deep, meaningful relationships between peers and staff.
Parent-Student-Advisor Conferences provide families the
opportunity to share information in support of their child’s learning adventure
with their Advisor. Students will
present evidence of learning, share a self-reflection of our Ultimate Learner
Competencies, and look to set a long-term growth goal with you as a team.
Advisory is one of the cornerstones of middle level
education, along with teaming and Exploratories. According to the Association of Middle Level
Education, “research points to many positive outcomes for students who have a
personal connection to their education. They are more likely to have stronger
academic outcomes, better attendance, higher academic expectations, positive
self-concept, and make healthier social and lifestyle choices”.