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."
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 an Advisory proxy family
Makes good people
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.
Cares about his/her Advisees
Creates a low-stakes friendly space
Supports the whole student
Includes all students
Heads the Advisory proxy family
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."
Actively create the Advisory community
Build relationships with each other
Collaborate with the Advisor
Reporting of Advisory Grades
All Advisors use the following rubric to assess students throughout their four years in Advisory.
“Advisory was one of my favorite parts of the day! It was a break between classes to regroup your mind and you become so close with your class and advisor!” - Zoey Shapiro
Collage of Photos from Advisories Throughout the School Year