Every student at Academy of the Holy Names is assigned an academic advisor when she starts at the school.
Students and advisors meet once a week for 15-45 minutes to talk about how things are going academically and socially. Advisors make sure that students are involved in the school and community and can be a sounding board for students’ ideas or concerns. They make sure students are communicating with their teachers and getting the help they need.
Academic advisors also work closely with the College Counseling Office to make sure that students are in the right classes at the right levels.
Advisors help students …
- Plan academic and extracurricular programs
- Organize study time and materials
- Review progress in course work
- Organize unstructured time
- Address social skills, coping skills and transition issues
- Develop self-awareness and self-esteem
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does every student at AHN have an adviser?
Yes. All students in grade 6-12 have a faculty adviser. Students meet individually with their adviser during a schedule, weekly meeting. This allows each student to develop a relationship with a caring adult.
Q: What is the role of the faculty adviser?
The adviser can assist a student with any academic or social issues she is having. The adviser also maintains communication with parents as well as other teachers. Advisers monitor academic progress, assist in course selection, and help with time management and organization.
Q: How are advisers assigned?
Students in grades 6-9 are assigned faculty advisers. Beginning in Grade 10, students participate in their adviser selection.