Advisory ProgramsDevelopmental Approach Personalized Learning Relationship-Centered
Advisory programs can play a critical role in a school’s overall academic and student support services plan. When properly implemented, advisories promote a feeling of connectedness between students and a caring, responsible adult. They serve as a platform for personalized and meaningful social, emotional, and civic learning as well as prevention and adolescent development. They offer structured opportunities for young people to develop their senses of independence, responsibility, and belonging. With strong connections and a sense that adults really care about them, students are more likely to avoid risky behaviors that may prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. Successful advisory programs can have a significant impact on individual students as well as on the school climate as a whole.