The Advisory Program plays an important role in the successful development of the total student. Each student has a faculty advisor who also serves as the students homeroom teacher so that the advisor and advisee will have daily contact. There is also a scheduled advisory period when the advisor and advisees can have meaningful conversations about matters that are important to student life. This can be done in a group setting as well as on an individual basis.
The faculty advisor provides counsel about school routine, extracurricular activities, personal and social issues, study skills, course selection, citizenship, and academic progress. The advisor is the person designated to assist the student with any concerns, but students are encouraged to seek help from anyone in the school community so that all are available to form an important network of support to assist the student in his or her growth and development.
The goal of the counseling program is to support the schools mission by focusing on the social and emotional development of students. When students are struggling with social or emotional issues, many find that it is easier for them to decide how to manage the problem if they discuss it with someone elsenot necessarily to find a solution, but rather to identify and clarify the issues and to define some alternative ways to respond to them.
If a student would like such help, we hope he or she can find it here. The Advisor, Form Dean, and nurse are available to students. In addition, the Chaplain, Clinical Psychologist, and School Psychologist/Learning Specialist are available to assist students with learning differences, social and/or emotional issues.