Advisory Program

Advisory contributes to a school climate where students feel safe and connected and helps to foster an environment in which students can achieve personal, social/emotional, and academic success.

TA’s advisory program is designed to help achieve the school mission and is integral to the academic engagement and student well-being goals of the strategic plan. Key goals of the program include:

  • to ensure that every student is known well by at least one adult in the school
  • to develop small learning communities of students and provide a sense of belonging for all students
  • to foster student voice and input on school and social issues
  • to guide students to take responsibility for their own learning and become more aware of themselves as learners
  • to support progress toward graduation and post-secondary planning


Teachers serve as faculty advisors, each leading a small group of 10-12 advisees in the same grade. Advisors help orient students and serve as their advocates, looking out for their needs and interests throughout the year. They help students develop their Personal Learning Plans (PLPs) and provide a forum in which they can reflect on their academic growth and progress with schoolwide transferable skills. Advisors also play an important liaison role for parents and guardians.

Advisory groups spend time together on projects, plan activities, carry out community service, and discuss school-wide issues.

Upcoming Events

December 2023

Friday December 1

All Day
Mid-Quarter Date
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Middle School Dance (hosted by 8th grade)

Monday December 4

11:30 am – 11:55 am
School Assembly
Recurs weekly
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Boys Basketball Scrimmage vs Bellows Falls
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Substance Use Trends Community Event

Wednesday December 6

All Day
Hartford Tech Visit-Sophomores (a.m.)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Girls Basketball Scrimmage vs Bellows Falls



We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.


We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.


We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.