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"The Advisor is the person whose job and whose joy it is to cultivate a relationship with each student in their advisory." 

- 10th grade BHS Advisor

What is advisory for?

The purpose of Advisory is

  1. for each student at BHS to have an adult who knows them well.

  2. to build community.

  3. to support students  in working toward their academic and personal goals, as well as their post-high school plans.


What do advisories do?

Advisory meets 4 days a week for 35 minutes. Each week, the advisory program combines 2 days of community-building and skill-building activities, and 2 days of focused academic time. Advisors have 1:1 check-ins with their students to build strong relationships and be a trusted adult at school. Once a month, the entire grade gets together for a community meeting, run by students.

Advisory Mentors
Current juniors can apply to be Advisory Mentors for next year’s 9th grade and EL advisories. This is a great leadership opportunity for rising seniors who interested in mentoring our newest students and building community in our school. Mentors have the option to earn service hours or a credit for the year.

Current juniors: click HERE to apply online to be a mentor for next year. 

For more information about Advisory 

  • On Facebook: “like” our BHS advisory page

  • On Twitter: @bhsadvisory

  • Contact the Advisory Coordinator, Nadya Bech-Conger bhsadvisory@bsdvt.org

What are Personal Learning Plans?

BHS students are developing a Personal Learning Plan (PLP).  A Personal Learning Plan:
  • identifies students’  personal and academic goals, learning styles, abilities, and interests;
  • connects student goals with the BHS Graduate Expectations; and
  • plans a path towards graduation.
PLPs will be reviewed and updated frequently as students move from grade to grade and provide an opportunity for students in their senior year to demonstrate they have met school expectations and are ready to graduate.
Why PLPs?

PLPs increase student accountability and investment in their own learning. Students are more likely to succeed in school, the community, personal life and work when they recognize their skills, abilities and knowledge and can apply them to planning for their future.  Personal Learning Plans:
  • allow flexibility in students’ academic pathways;
  • provide a working structure for students to see growth in academics and personal/social areas; and
  • give students, parents, and other adults opportunities to observe student progress beyond a letter grade.

For More Information about PLPS
Contact the Personal Learning Plan coordinator, Gayle Botehlo at gbotelho@bsdvt.org.

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