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Every Wednesday, our students attend an Advisory period following Community Meeting.

The Purpose of Advisory: 

Working together with purpose:

  • Be a team that actively supports each other and views each other with interest. 
  • Accomplishing this will address a number of the state career development goals in the Common Core Standards! Love has a purpose. 
  • To build effective communication, problem-solving and listening skills.
  • To teach ways to take responsibility for the success of the group and know how each individual can best contribute.

Academic, career and college tracking and guidance:

  • Create each student’s Education Plan.
  • Maintain a file of the student’s resume, planning activities and best work.
  • Advise about academic choices.
  • Advise about internship and academic opportunities outside of school.
  • Track and discuss meaning of standardized test scores. 
  • Advise about college choices and application process.
  • Alert colleagues to academic issues that students talk about in advisory. Facilitate communication with parents when that seems necessary. 

Service: tracking and advising

  • Work with Service Services to generate service ideas and opportunities. 
  • Track student service hours.
  • Do a group substantial service project.

Teaching basic life skills:

  • See Career Development and Employment Foundations the state graduation requirements. We will present some information on that list in Advisory, and much elsewhere.

Community building and issue discussion:

  • To build group spirit, morale and supportive peer relationships.
  • To facilitate community governance and conversations.
  • To promote an awareness of diversity and tolerance.
  • To understand the school’s social, cultural and political environment.
  • To promote character development and explore moral dilemmas.

Provide leadership opportunity:

  • Advisories are lead – and often designed - by student volunteers, who are coached by the school counselor and their Faculty Advisors.

Fulfill state graduation requirements.