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Middle school reformers have widely promoted advisory programs as a way to strengthen connectedness at the middle level. Broadly defined, advisory programs are configurations in which an adult advisor meets regularly during the school day with a group of students to provide academic and social-emotional mentorship and support, to create personalization within the school, and to facilitate a small peer community of learners.

Every Wednesday that the schedule allows, students meet with their Advisory for the first thirty minutes of the day.Students are randomly assigned to an Advisor, and will have the same Advisor for their entire middle school career.This is the only regularly scheduled time where students work together across grades.This time will be devoted to a variety of non-PSSA topics, including community awareness, the Six Pillars of Character, the Olweus Bully Prevention Program, and teambuilding connection activities.