Advisory at AHS
We implemented Advisory as the first phase of the Ashland High School Redesign in September 2011. Advisory was developed over the past several years by staff, students, parents, and community members. It will further personalize education at Ashland High School and improve students’ opportunities for success both during and after high school.
The AHS Advisory Program will provide:
- Advisory is a required class. Each Advisory group consists of a cohort of students in the same grade and a certified teacher or administrator who advises the group for all four years.
- Advisory will meet from 9:40 to 10:20, two white days a week with grade-specific content the first day and Taking Care of Business (TCB) Time on the second day.
- During TCB Time, all students will go to Advisory to take attendance and must have an appointment or a clear learning plan in order to leave the classroom.
- Advisory is a Pass/Fail class and earns one Career Education credit over four years.
Taking Care of Business (TCB) Time will provide:
- Personalization of a student’s education by connecting his/her interests with class, school and community activities and post high school opportunities.
- 40 minutes of career education curriculum and grade-specific content.
- Systematic academic and college/post–high school planning for all four years.
- Social and emotional support and a “go-to” person for each student.
- A meaningful Personal Education Plan (PEP) for each student. Students present their PEPs during Student-Led Conferences in October and March.
- Information regarding opportunities both at AHS and in the community.
- Ongoing conferences with students regarding academic progress and attendance.
- 40 minutes for study.
- Time for students to meet with teachers to make up missed work.
- An opportunity for students to prioritize academic and other school-related tasks and take care of business on campus.
- Computer lab and Library access for students during the school day.
- An opportunity to meet with counselors, ASPIRE mentors, and college recruiters.
- Time for our new Student Senate to meet.
- Peer tutoring through our expanded Student Tutor Center.
- Collaboration time for students working on class projects or independent studies.
For more information, please contact our Advisory coordinator & Guidance Counselor, Glenna Stiles, at Glenna.Stiles@ashland.k12.or.us.
Grade specific Advisory information:
Oregon Career Information Systems
In addition, parents and students can access a wealth of career related information Oregon CIS, offered to us through the state department of education. (login: ashlandhs) (password: grizz).