Advisory Program

Advisory Goals Southwest Allen County Schools has incorporated an Advisory Program in grades 6-12 to ensure a college and career ready culture in our district. We believe that personalization strategies, rich digital curricula, and Advisory Programs can provide significant momentum toward all students achieving a challenging, engaging, and relevant education. Our large high school community ensures that each learner develops positive relationships with and has adults/peers who support their educational experiences (AdvancED Indicator 2.4).  Homestead HIgh School is currently in our 10th year of an established Advisory Program.  Our three program goals, established in year one, guide every Advisory effort around Building Relationships, Strengthening our School Community, and Supporting Student Development.  Our students meet once weekly throughout the year with their Advisor and a heterogeneous (equitably balanced) grouping of same-grade-level peers.  They continue meeting weekly with this Advisor/cohort throughout their four-year high school journey.  We believe having one adult who is a constant for each student throughout the four years is critical.  Advisory provides programs and services for learners’ educational futures and career planning (AdvancED Indicator 2.8) through our College and Career Conversations.  These critical conversations are currently happening in grades 9-11 and are set to occur in every Advisory, at every grade level 6-12 during the 2017-2018 school year.  Please click the link below to study our rich College and Career Conversation Digital Curricula.  Students are utilizing Indiana Career Explorer and these College and Career Conversations to discuss/set diploma goals as early as grade 6.  Realistic conversations with adults about their strengths, interests, and futures are key.  This College and Career Readiness approach will ensure all students have the tools to reach their aspired post-secondary goals.

The link below shares our presentation from the 2017 AdvancED State Conferences in Indianapolis. Within the presentation, we illustrated the journey to our current High School Advisory Program, discussed challenges, shared successes, and described how we see our program/strategies growing forward.

AdvancED Advisory Presentation 2017

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2017-2018 Advisory newsletter/calendars:

October 2017 Advisory Newsletter

September 2017 Advisory Newsletter

2016-2017 Advisory newsletter/calendars:

March/April 2017 Advisory Calendar

Jan./Feb. 2017 Advisory Calendar

Nov./Dec. 2016 Advisory Calendar

October 2016 Advisory Calendar

September 2016 Advisory Calendar


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2015-2016 Advisory calendars:

15-16 August Advisory Calendar

15-16 September Advisory Calendar

15-16 October Advisory Calendar

15-16 November Advisory Calendar

15-16 December Advisory Calendar

15-16 January Advisory Calendar

15-16 January Advisory Calendar (revised due to Gr. 10 ISTEP+ practice)

15-16 February Advisory Calendar

15-16 March Advisory Calendar

15-16 April Advisory Calendar