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Advisory Program

Philosophy


The Brooklyn Prospect Advisory consists of individual adult members of the Brooklyn Prospect Community paired with small groups of students.  The purpose of the Advisory program is to help each student reach his or her potential. There are two main objectives that support this mission. The first objective is to provide opportunities to develop socially and emotionally as part of a supportive small group. The second objective is to provide opportunities to develop and strengthen cognitive skills and advance the pursuit of knowledge. To achieve these objectives, Advisory combines activities, discussions, and reflections to help students develop open minds,  persistence in learning, caring attitudes towards the world and people around them, and the ability to reflect and think critically about themselves and their world. Thus, the advisory curriculum is geared to develop students interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, organizational skills, provide students the opportunity for career exploration, and help students succeed as individual members of our global community.
 

Major Goals:


To provide opportunities in which students will establish supportive connections with other members of the Brooklyn Prospect community:

  • Advisees will have a strong and consistent relationship with the advisor and the peer group
  • Parents will feel confident that their families are well-known by their advisors
  • Advisors will get to know advisees as students and as individuals

To provide opportunities in which students will engage in regular academic advising and coaching:

  • Advisees will have easy and regular access to academic advice from an advisor who actively monitors their progress
  • Advisees will engage regularly in goal-setting and self-assessment
  • Advisees will develop study and organizational skills that will support academic success
  • Advisees will work towards developing their interests and passions
  • Advisees will work with Advisory curriculum which strengthens their skills
  • Advisors will provide oversight of and coaching around major projects
  • Advisees will learn to advocate for themselves and deal effectively with adults

 

Group Size: 9-13 students
Group Organization: Grade-specific; mixed gender
Time Length: 6th Grade - 40 minutes daily; 7th and 8th Grade - 40 minutes, 2-3 times a week.

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