While all students will come to know many members of the faculty and staff on an informal basis, each student has a faculty advisor with whom he/she can discuss matters of importance--academic and otherwise. Each advising group typically meets once a week. It is hoped that constructive, trusting relationships will develop between the student and their advisor, and that the groups will become centers of mutual support, interest, and activity.
The advisor is the faculty member who is most familiar with an advisee's progress, concerns, and needs and is the primary contact between a parent and the school. The responsibilities of an advisor include supervising the student's academic progress, representing the student in faculty discussions, advising the student on personal or social questions or problems, discussing disciplinary situations if ever necessary, and communicating with the advisee's parents periodically throughout the year.