Providing a personalized learning environment in our schools through Advisory is a core value in the Alliance educational model.
Students learn best in small learning communities where their education is personalized, where they know their teachers, where their teachers and all adults in the school know them, where advisory structures connect each student with a personal learning team, and where there is student voice in all aspects of the school that directly affect them.
Student voice is essential in all aspects of the school that directly affect student learning, interests, and needs through structures such as Advisory that connect each student with a personal learning team. In Advisory, no student is allowed to “fall through the cracks” of anonymity.
Advisory focuses on four primary areas: 1) Personal Development, 2) Social Responsibility, 3) College and Career, 4) Community Building. A credentialed teacher serves as the students’ Advisor for four years so that students are connected to a consistent adult for guidance with studies, student relationships, and planning for college. The Advisory structure will provide a small focused support group to motivate and support each individual student’s progress.