Advisory Purpose and Goal

Purpose The purpose of advisory is to provide students with an opportunity to:

• form bonds with students who have different experiences, interests, and ideas than their own

• develop a trusting relationship with an adult in their school

• support others within and outside of their community who may need their assistance

• enhance their communication and interpersonal skills

• freely express personal concerns, needs, and frustrations in a nonjudgmental environment

• participate in the creation and achievement of common goals

• build problem solving techniques • showcase their academic accomplishments and personal achievements

• test in a comfortable environment (9th grade CAPT-like assessments and 10th grade CAPT)

Goal The goal of advisory is to create a community of students who:

• respect and value diverse backgrounds, opinions, and perspectives

• have a sense of self worth, purpose, and belonging

• demonstrate integrity and virtue

• have (and provide) a support system of peers and adults who can be easily accessed in time of need

• see themselves playing a valuable role in the health and wellbeing of their community and the world

• are able to identify problems and develop solutions