Make recommendations on how to improve the benefits and use of high school advisory minutes for all high school students

  • Establish a clear purpose for advisory
  • Make suggestions for improvement

Basis for Establishment:

Advisory class has been present in a variety of forms in our high schools for the past decade or more and has been implemented differently across classrooms and schools. Staff, families, and students have all identified a need for consistency and clarity regarding the purpose and structure of high school advisory, including but not limited to appropriate activities, content delivery, accountability, length, and frequency.

Decision-Making Process:

  • Task force will make recommendations to the superintendent for improvements to high school advisory instructional time to be implemented in the 2023-2024 school year

Plan of Work:

  • December 6, 3:45-5:30pm, BHS Library – Common purpose and content
  • January 10, 3:45-5:30pm, BHS Library – Frequency, time, organization
  • January 24, 3:45-5:30pm, BHS Library – Advisory accountability, structure for recommendation
  • February 7, 3:45-5:30pm, BHS Library – Recommendation


Co-chairs: Jay Jordan, Heather Steele, Jeff Tetrick

  • 1 building administrator from each building
  • 2 certificated reps from each building
  • 2 classified representatives (district wide)
  • 1 student representative from each building
  • 2 counselors (district wide)
  • 1 DTL representative
  • 2 HSBP Coordinators
  • 2 parent/guardian representatives
  • Ex-officio – Mike Copland, Dana Smith

Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend all four meetings
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve use of advisory time for students

Budget Implications:

Any adjustment to the number of minutes per week could affect classroom instructional time, passing periods and FTE