The Advisory program has an important role in Middle School. Students of this age are going through many changes and need a safe environment for discussion where their voices are heard— a safe place to discuss whatever is important to the individual whether social or academic, in the knowledge that someone is listening. Small groups are central to the program, enabling an holistic approach. The advisor gets to know each advisee, and the students in the group learn to support each other.
The advisor gets to know each advisee, and the students in the group learn to support each other.
The core curriculum of Advisory is based on a social and personal development course. Students meet several times a week and participate in a variety of activities that allow them to develop important fundamental skills key to this age. These activities include role play, work sheets, writing, discussion, problem solving and team work. Additionally, celebrations, physical activities, community service activities and unstructured discussion will take place as the opportunity arises. Students work with their advisors to develop the self-assessment skills necessary for preparation of the spring student-led parent-teacher conferences.
Areas of development include:
- responsibility and self-confidence
- effective communication and cooperation
- positive relationships with family and friends
- organizational and decision-making skills
- goal setting
- time management and study skills
- cultural awareness
- health issues
For course descriptions and information brochures, please visit the Downloads section.