Middle School Advisory

In the Middle School, each student has a faculty advisor who is available for academic and personal advice. The role of the advisor is to be an advocate, coach, mentor and communication point person for his/her advisees. Advisors often initiate grade-level team discussions when there is a concern about an advisee and convey relevant information to parents when needed. Advisors consolidate information on their advisees and communicate this information to parents during Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences twice a year.

Advisory groups meet daily with the goal of supporting each student’s social and academic well-being. Individual and group activities take place in the daily advising period.

NOTE: Outlined below are some of the roles, responsibilities and activities encompassed by the Middle School Advisory Program. There likely will be some variation in the emphasis of the program by grade level, by advisory, and from week to week based on the needs of the students and the school at particular times. Over the course of the entire year, however, the program seeks to fulfill these goals as needed.

Individual Social

  • Internal Counselor Referrals as needed
  • Conference w/ Parents re: student issues
  • Progress Reports as needed/requested
  • Conference w/ Students re: student issues
  • Periodic goal setting
  • Refer/collaborate w/ internal and external
  • Community assemblies
  • Discuss grade level “issues”
  • Monitoring academic performance and citizenship

Group Social

  • Service Learning
  • Projects Core Values instruction/modeling
  • Group building activities
  • Grade level trip activities
  • Advisory/grade level parties
  • Life skills activities

Individual Academic

  • Progress reports as needed/requested
  • Study hall/tutorial 2-3 times per week
  • Collaboration (internal and with outside professionals)
  • Conferences w/students, parents, counselors, teachers, and/or administrators re: academic issues
  • Assist with planning re: make-up work
  • Conduct parent conferences
  • Facilitate peer tutoring
  • Goal setting
  • Monitoring academic performance and citizenship
  • Transmit student file info to team
  • Assist w/ course selection as needed

Group Academic

  • Study skills activities
  • Interdisciplinary activities
  • Study hall 2-3 per week
  • Discuss Core Values as they relate to academics
  • Facilitate group work
  • Field trip facilitation
  • Community assemblies
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.