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How We Do Social/Emotional Learning and Academic Support

Social/emotional skills and academic support are integrated throughout the curriculum in all of our Middle School classes. Students dig deeper into social issues, emotions, study skills, and individual learning styles through small group Advisory sessions.

Middle School Advisory Groups

Middle school is a time of big changes for students and our Advisory program addresses their needs head on. To support the learning process, every morning and several times a week students meet in small Advisory groups divided by grade.

Advocacy and Academic Growth

Advisory provides an adult advocate for every student. Advisors nurture academic life, oversee school logistics, and coordinate communication between school and home.

Social, Emotional & Spiritual Growth

Advisory activities help develop self awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making skills within a safe environment where students can take healthy risks and grow.

Community Building & Invigoration

Advisory provides opportunities for inclusive social interaction that promotes our school climate of respect, integrity, and compassion in a structure that allows for connection, creativity, and fun.

Advisory by Grade Level

Sixth grade: Independence

  • self-management and building relationships
  • time and stress management
  • study skills and laptop/technology skills
  • self-advocacy, communication, and problem solving

Seventh grade: Community

  • how healthy communities develop
  • self-knowledge, persistence, and problem solving
  • compassionate and authentic communication
  • trust and support
  • addressing social, community, and world problems through student-driven service learning

Eighth grade: Leadership

  • developing practical leadership skills (with field trip to 8th Grade Leadership Camp)
  • taking an active role in shaping their community
  • providing valuable service to the school
  • modeling servant leadership for younger students
  • managing the 8th Grade Culminating Project and the high school application process