The Middle School advisory program begins in 6th grade, as students are placed with an advisor in groups of 8-10. This relationship continues for all three years of Middle School. Advisors support their students’ growth and development in social-emotional and academic areas while building a sense of community for their group. Advisors are the first point of contact for students and families, and the first layer in our student support network. Advisors partner with teachers, coaches, the Middle School administrative team, and with parents/guardians at home in supporting their students. Weekly meetings provide time for check-ins, conversations, and community building through lessons and events, such as advisory Olympics and challenges.