...the student/teacher relationship transcends the classroom walls.
- Who is an advisor?
- what value does an advisor bring to a student?
- Why does my student need an advisor?
- what value does an advisor bring that a teacher or coach might not?
- what are the dynamics of an advisor group?
- How can an advisor help parents of a student?
- How often will the Advisor communicate with parents?
Advisors help students:
- develop academic plans
- interpret WMA requirements, policies, regulations and procedures
- develop decision-making skills
- understand the implications of their choices
- by serving as a liaison between the Academy and parents
- take advantage of special opportunities like Global Scholars/Leaders, international travel, alumni connections, weekend activities, summer programs, etc.
Advisor groups are intentionally kept small to ensure the quality and frequency of the advisee and advisor interactions.
The group (typically six students or fewer) meets approximately three times each month. Advisor group meeting time is built into the weekly academic bell schedule - from 9:55 - 10:20 a.m. - on Thursdays.
Advisors will contact their advisee’s family throughout the school year and have an opportunity to meet with them during Family Weekend in October.
Families are always welcome to request meetings with their child’s advisor. Open and frequent communication between the student, their family and the advisor allows for a student experience that is built upon transparency, support, and intention.