The most effective student advisories serve more than one purpose. They may be part of a course or focus on one or more of the following objectives:
Goals may have a school-wide focus that change over the course of the school year.
Some advisories involve all grades, while others are a group of peers in the same grade. In larger schools, student advisories can be small communities that create an environment where every student is well known by at least one adult working in the school.
The teacher advisor is often an advocate for this group of students and a point of contact for the family. In many schools, all teaching staff, including administrators and specialists, serve as teacher advisors.
For an advisory to be effective, it must reflect and contribute to the overall culture of the school. An advisory requires: