In an effort to better serve our students, teachers now have a new role as Academic Advisors. Each student will be assigned a teacher and will meet 2-3 times per year to discuss academic progress. The aim is to encourage students to take an active role in their own education. Advisors will meet with students according to a published schedule. They will listen, respond to questions, and inform students of upcoming opportunities or elective choices of which they may be unaware. Academic Advisors will also read semester grade reports and receive copies of any Teacher Letters of Concern sent home to parents. Advisors will stay with their students for a minimum of two years, at which time a new Academic Advisor will be assigned.
The aim of this new service is for students to gain a personal relationship with an Advisor who holds an overall view of his or her individual academic progress. While Academic Advisors will meet with students directly, they will not generate written reports. Parents should, nevertheless, feel free to contact the Academic Advisor with academic questions or concerns. Parents may, of course, also contact specific teachers regarding a given academic subject.