Upper School Advisory

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Upper School Advisory Program

The Advisory Program at Bullis seeks to fulfill the school’s mission to cultivate caring citizens and creative, critical thinkers who will thrive in tomorrow’s world.

To achieve this mission, the Advisory Program at Bullis focuses on the following goals:

  • Goal #1: To help advisees reflect upon and monitor their academic progress
  • Goal #2: To develop and maintain relationships between and among advisees and the advisor
  • Goal #3: To help advisees identify and develop the necessary attitudes, behaviors and skills to succeed in school, college, and life
  • Goal #4: To provide advisees with the resources and information necessary to make thoughtful decisions about the future

To support advisees in pursuit of these goals, advisors:

  • Make meaningful connections and build positive relationships with advisees
  • Implement character education through relevant topics to live the mission and vision of the school
  • Provide personalized academic, social, and emotional support for students
  • Engage in professional development and opportunities for growth
  • Guide the development of academically responsible advisees through goal setting and performance review, and help curate advisees’ documentation of their work in the ePortfolio
  • Facilitate communication in support of advisees between home, teachers, tutors, and administrators

While there is differentiation across grade levels, all Upper School students engage in dialogue centered on our Core Academic and Institutional Values:

September & October: Collaboration & Responsibility
November & December: Resourcefulness & Service
January & February: Creativity & Integrity
March & April: Communication & Respect
May: Critical Thinking & Diversity

Areas of Skill-Based Learning, including Habits of Mind:
  • Listening with understanding & empathy
  • Communicating with clarity & precision
  • Engaging in civil dialogue
  • Remaining open to learning
  • Respecting others
  • Developing cultural awareness
  • Thinking flexibly
  • Creating and imagining
  • Finding humor
  • Being a leader
  • Group problem-solving
  • Taking responsible risks
  • Engaging in reflection
  • Managing time
  • Developing study strategies
  • Questioning
  • Persisting
  • Advocating for self and others
  • Using resources effectively
  • Making responsible decisions
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