What is ACT?

ACT stands for Advisory Connection Team and is based on the advisor-advisee model that is used in many middle schools. In this program, the students are broken up into small groups of approximately twelve students who are connected with one teacher who will remain their ACT teacher for the school year. This teacher will also be one of the child's homeroom teachers, so each student will get a chance to see his or her ACT teacher on a daily basis.

ACT meets each Wednesday morning for approximately forty minutes. During ACT, lessons are presented based on monthly goals such as honesty, responsibility, tolerance, etc. These lessons are designed with the middle school child in mind. These concepts are taught in thought provoking, informational, and fun sessions. We hope the ACT time will be a positive experience for all students.

This program is an extension of work that has begun in the elementary schools. With our work in this area, we will be able to meet the needs of the whole child. In general, the goals of this program are to increase the social and emotional awareness of all students and to create a caring community within our school.

Please visit the ACT Goal of the Month and work with your child at home to reinforce the concepts that are taught through the program.

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