What does an advisor do?

Middle School students are assigned an advisor with whom they meet each day for 15 minutes.  Advisory meetings are an opportunity to check homework, answer academic questions and organize and discuss school activities.  An advisory is a mixed-age group of ten to twelve students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.  The goal for each advisory group is to provide an academic, social and emotional framework for students throughout their middle school years.  It is the responsibility of each faculty advisor to act as an advocate, counselor and academic support for each advisee. Advisors are a primary contact for parents and work with students in all aspects of their development--academic, social and emotional.  Advisory groups plan both individual and group activities.