Advisory

The Purpose of Advisory

The purpose of Advisory is to foster relationships that help the Bedford High School community strive toward the ideals of the school mission statement with particular emphasis on: "educating the whole person so all members of Bedford High School embody respect, responsibility, integrity, and compassion, with a unique vision and voice. Through good citizenship and service to others, we strive to make positive contributions to the world."

Advisory ...
     Builds positive school culture
     Is the place where one adult looks out for each student every day
     Supports students in more than academics
     Fosters relationships among our entire student body
     Provides a stable home for your proxy family
     Makes good people


Advisor Expectations

The Advisor creates an environment in which students know that they have an advocate, a mentor, a go-to person for any issue or question that they might encounter in their high school careers. The Advisor is the first point of contact for both students and parents when they have questions. The Advisor may not have all of the answers, but can at least help to brainstorm possible solutions or draw other people into the conversation. The Advisor also helps to monitor progress on academic and non-academic graduation requirements, such as Real World Learning hours, and Portfolio of Work. 


The Advisor...

    Cares about their Advisees

    Creates a low-stakes friendly space

    Supports the whole student

    Includes all students 

    Mentors students

    Heads the Advisory proxy family



Advisee Expectations

Students contribute to the creation of the Advisory family by using names, listening, being honest, asking questions, committing their full attention, planning and participating in events, and working with their Advisors to manage their "stuff."

Students...
    Actively create the Advisory community
    Build relationships with each other
    Collaborate with the Advisor



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