Senior High School

Advisory

Advisory

Advisory is a key part of JHS systems of intervention to help students succeed. Every student is assigned an advisory teacher. This teacher will be their advisory teacher for all 4 years the student is in attendance at JHS.

The benefits of having an advisory system:

  • Every student has a caring staff member that monitors their academic progress in school. The advisory teacher checks their grades weekly, provides motivation, encouragement, and praise.
  • Advisory teachers provide parents, counselors and administrators with important information on students who are struggling academically, socially, or emotionally. This helps keep students from “falling through the cracks” in a school of 1,100 + students.
  • The advisory teacher is a consistent person for answers to parent’s questions regarding the school and their child.
  • Students build relationships with classmates they may have otherwise not associated.
  • Students have one consistent staff member they see every day while at JHS to whom they can report problems or concerns.
  • All students have time during the day to get extra help on their school work. On specific days students are able to go to other teachers rooms to get help on their school work. Sometimes some of our reluctant learners are required to go to a teacher for extra help. Advisory provides this time.
  • One of the biggest motivators to a HS student is a little free time. Our students can earn free advisory time for handling their academic responsibilities well. Students, who maintain a 73% average in all their classes, have good attendance, and no major discipline can earn free time during advisory. This is a “privilege” that our students value!
  • There are many other less tangible benefits to this system of intervention!