Advisory

Middle School Advisory Mission StatementIndian Creek Crownsville Annapolis

The advisory program at the Middle School serves as a community within a community. It derives its mission from Indian Creek’s overall mission statement.  By providing an opportunity for positive peer and student-adult interaction to occur, advisory helps ICS to provide a warm, supportive, and comfortable environment. The goal of this interaction is to develop self-worth, self-confidence, and a healthy respect for others. Advisors also support their advisees in academic endeavors, and serve as an additional point of contact with their parents.

AdvisoryEach Middle School student is assigned to an advisory group, led by a Middle School faculty member. These small groups meet weekly. Three times a month, meetings are devoted to working through the Middle School Advisory curriculum, in which advisors facilitate activities in structured, positive peer environments that encourage the growth and development of their advisees in a variety of areas. One additional meeting each month provides the opportunity for a full Middle School meeting time.

Advisor meetings are opportunities for students to process age-appropriate material designed to foster the learning of life skills and emotional development. Groups strive to explore values and provide guidance and academic advising.

   Advisors have a number of roles in their advisees’ lives. They:
       Communicate with advisees’ parents and teachers on a regular basis
       Recognize and celebrate advisees’ academic and social growth
       Encourage positive and appropriate risk taking
       Engage in discussions with advisees when difficulties arise
       Know their advisees – their interests, strengths, weaknesses.

 
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