ACE believes in the importance of having a weekly check-in for upper school students with an advocate and mentor. Weekly lunch meetings take place where general school announcements are shared, planners are checked, and more individualized topics are broached. These meetings are a time for connecting with students as individuals, fostering student growth, communicating with parents, and building strong relationships. If possible, advisors stay with their advisees throughout their upper school experience.
Students in the 5th grade are new to the Upper School experience and therefore get a specialized advisory class once a week, in addition to their weekly check-in. This allows students to solidify important skills that are necessary for success as they approach middle school (i.e. note taking, organization, time management, etc.).