Upper School Advisory
A student is more likely to succeed with a strong support network and a committed adult advocate within the School. Establishing caring, ongoing, and interpersonal relationships between advisors and students reinforces the development of the whole individual, which is the purpose of the Upper School Advisory program.
Upper School Advisory is a multi-pronged program designed to help students transition to the rigors of high school and prepare them for passage to college and the world beyond Fort Worth Country Day. The program enriches their skills, character and School experience.
Advisors are the first line of defense for a student who is struggling. With the time they spend getting to know each student as an individual, they can detect and respond to specific needs and provide the necessary support using the resources at their disposal. This could involve the advisor’s own mentorship of the student, or the advisor may engage the Health and Wellness Counselor, the Academic Support Coordinator, College Counseling personnel and/or someone else.
Students learn to advocate for themselves through advisory. They have the opportunity to lead out in two scheduled conferences each year with their parents/guardians and their advisor.
Each grade has a customized advisory program, overseen by a grade-level dean, tailored to the specific stage of the student’s journey. Students expand their learning capabilities, life skills, social connections and support network, all while developing confidence and personal accountability.