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.