All In: Using Advisory to Transform School Climate

All In: Using Advisory to Transform School Climate

Students who feel a positive connection with peers, teachers, and other adults in school are more likely to achieve academic success. Struggling students, who do not experience positive connections with others, often exhibit behavior that undermines their academic growth. At Pagosa Springs High School, a high-quality advisory structure connects students to adults and to each other in ways that are transforming school culture. Students and adults participate in team building activities, intermural competition, contributions of excellence, service learning, advisory class periods, and school spirit competitions. Watch the All In: Using Advisory to Transform School Climate video to see how Pagosa Springs High School is changing the way students feel about school.

“We needed to do something to engage kids in learning and to change the culture in the school and to change the climate in the school.”
Linda Reed, superintendent, Archuleta School District

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