- Parent Category: Our School
- Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2009 11:19
Daily Advisory Class is an important part of the overall curriculum. Each grade level has an Advisory Class with a dedicated teacher who acts as advisor and advocate for the students. Classes include relevant curriculum by grade level and offer opportunities to explore a broad spectrum of subjects including psychology, philosophy, culture, interpersonal relationship, and the nature of the human condition. The curriculum may integrate academic support, council, meditation, compassionate communication, conflict resolution, team building, or issues naturally arising in the class. Students develop supportive relationships with adults they trust, as well as with their peers. Advisory is a safe place where students can try out new ideas and explore their own identities; it offers an opportunity to explicitly focus on The Art of Relationship to Self, Other, Local & Global Communities, and the Environment. Upper division Advisory includes some standardized test preparation and time for college searches, planning, and application completion.