The advisory program is an essential component of the Middle School. The program is focused on four specific goals: Build students’ emotional intelligence and non-cognitive skills Support students’ academic success Strengthen community and foster interpersonal skills Provide individualized support and time for personal reflection  

  • Grades 5 and 6
    Fifth and sixth grade advisories meet together at the end of every day for thirty-five minutes, and advisors act as a liaison for parents/guardians and students. Each week, students will engage in curriculum focused on one of these goals, participate in purposeful team-building activities, and get time to work on assignments or to read independently. Students will also spend time at the beginning of each advisory period filling out their assignment notebooks.  
  • Grades 7 and 8
    In seventh and eighth grade, students are mixed together in groups of 10-14 students, and advisories meet two to three times per week for thirty-five minutes. Advisory time is used primarily for an enrichment class of the student’s choosing. One day per week is set aside for students to get help from teachers, make-up tests, do homework, and check-in with their advisors regarding academic progress. 

Last Updated: August 26, 2019